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Friday, October 23 • 8:30am - 9:45am
Fighting systemic racism in the schooling and education system

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The events we are seeing in Canada, the USA and around the world only brought to the fore the reality that racism continues to impact the lives of Black, Indigenous and other racialized people in society. In this short workshop we will reflect, discuss, and examine the implications of racism on the everyday work we do - teaching and learning, administration, counselling. What is racism? Is there racism without racists (Bonilla-Silva, 2017)?. Does racism exist in our schools? What does racism denial do to education? What can I do differently as an educator, leader, counsellor to work toward lasting systemic changes?
Here is an article to read http://www.ideas-idees.ca/blog/we-must-tackle-and-dismantle-systemic-racism-and-white-supremacy
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Dr. Bathseba Opini – 8:30-9:45am 

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Dr. Bathseba Opini

Assistant Professor, UBC
Dr. Bathseba Opini is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in the Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Education, UBC Vancouver. She trained as a high school teacher and has worked in the K-12 system in Canada and internationally. Currently, she teaches graduate and undergraduate... Read More →

Friday October 23, 2020 8:30am - 9:45am PDT