Podcast, Social Justice

Episode 201: Racial Justice, Community Building, and Data — with June Francis

February 14, 2023
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On this episode of Below the Radar, our host Am Johal speaks with June Francis, a professor, researcher, and advocate for anti-racist and decolonial practices in universities, businesses, and governments.

They discuss how gathering data about racism can be an important step toward equity and racial justice. June also describes her work in connecting Black and African Diaspora communities with institutions and legislators to enact systemic change.

About Our Guest

June Francis

June Francis is an Associate Professor of Marketing and is the Co-Founder of The Co-Laboratorio project that works to strengthen cross-sector collaboration, learning and innovation — for more inclusive resilient solutions in governance, policies and industry practice.

She is also Director of the Institute for Diaspora Research and Engagement at SFU. The Institute's mandate is to  strengthen the  links between scholarly research, policy and practice related to multi-cultural and diaspora communities and their role in building innovative, sustainable and inclusive initiatives. June has won awards for both service and teaching excellence  winning the Beedie School of Business Canada Trust Teaching Award as well as the inaugural Beedie School of Business Service award in 2019. She is an advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion for racialized groups as well as the advancement of non-traditional intellectual property law related to community well-being and cultural and human rights through her research, consulting, the media and as a volunteer.

Cite This Episode

Chicago Style

Johal, Am. “Racial Justice, Community Building, and Data.” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, February 14, 2023.


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