anti-racism

Alleged racially motivated incident demonstrates reality faced by students of colour in Kingston

Two racialized graduate students at Queen’s say they were targeted by a driver who almost ran them over when they were crossing the road at an intersection on Jan. 6. The women later told The Kingstonist the driver didn’t show any signs of remorse or guilt before driving off, and they believe he deliberately sped up to attack them.Continue...

Scarborough Charter aims to address Queen’s colonial past

On Nov. 18, Queen’s announced it has joined 40 universities and colleges across Canada as a signatory to the Scarborough Charter on preventing anti-Black racism and fostering Black inclusion.Continue...

‘Can You Hear Me Now?’ author talks empathy and equity

Following the release of her Shaughnessy Cohen Prize-shortlisted book, Can You Hear Me Now? , The Journal sat down with former MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes.Continue...

OUA anti-racism report shows disproportionate representation in coaches and administrators

This week, the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and the Indigeneity, Diaspora, Equity and Anti-racism (IDEA) in Sport Research Lab released their Anti-Racism Report to address racism in varsity sports.Continue...

How young journalists are tackling race reporting

Race reporting, often at the intersection of journalism and activism, concerns reporting on issues of race and racialization. It’s crucial to accurately represent marginalized perspectives in the media.Continue...

There can be no double standards when discussing genocide

Contrary to what the government would have you believe, genocide is happening in Canada.Continue...

The Chown Hall incident, over one year later

At 10:27 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, Mark Erdman, Queen’s Community Relations and Issues manager, sent an email to eight members of Queen’s top administration.Continue...

Sarah Waisvisz imagines the future of Blackness through monodrama Witness Shift

When Professor Sarah Waisvisz first read Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s intensely intimate play Witness Shift, she cried.Continue...

Principal provides update on the Declaration of Commitment to Address Systemic Racism

Principal Patrick Deane released an update to the student body addressing progress made to combat anti-Black, anti-Indigenous racism at Queen’s, which he’d originally released in August as an 11–point Declaration of Commitment to Address Systemic Racism .Continue...

ASUS calls for discussion of BIPOC student experience

The Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) has issued a call for discussion of the BIPOC student experience at Queen’s, both on and off-campus. These conversations will be facilitated in Equity Focus Groups­—BIPOC-only spaces which will be used to inform policy, advocacy, and resources.Continue...

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