anti-racism

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...

Vigil held in memory of Anthony Aust

More than 200 people gathered in Springer Market Square on Sunday afternoon to show solidarity against racism and police violence.Continue...

Queen’s School of Medicine received a report demanding diversity action in July. It still hasn’t publicly acknowledged it.

Queen’s Aesculapian Society (AS) submitted a document detailing research, resources and demands to the School of Medicine Admissions Committee on July 1. Since then, the AS has looked to the School to provide public support and acknowledgement of the report.Continue...

Queen’s announces new strategies for prioritizing equity and diversity in undergraduate admissions

The University announced changes to its recruitment process on Wednesday to prioritize equity and diversity in undergraduate admissions.Continue...

Canadians cannot ignore our country’s social issues

The murder of George Floyd sparked a pandemic-fatigued, Trump-weary United States into a summer of protest against police violence and the enduring legacy of slavery and segregation within the United States. Ultimately, it forced every facet of American institutional society to enter a reckoning on race.

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‘Teaching is activism’: Professors and TAs of colour discuss race in academia

At the end of every semester when Dr. Shobhana Xavier, a professor in the Religious Studies School, gets her class evaluations back, she notices a pattern.Continue...

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