Black Lives Matter

#BlackLivesMatter, reforming police, and Kingston

Following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis officers, there was widescale change in how we view policing across North America.Continue...

‘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...

Queen’s Black Academic Society offers first-year mentorship program

Queen’s Black Academic Society is launching a remote mentorship program to pair self-identifying Black first-year students with an upper year mentor who can help them navigate the transition to Queen’s.Continue...

Queen’s Student Diversity Project creates safe space to learn about allyship

Queen’s Student Diversity Project (QSDP) is hoping to teach students and community members how to be an ally and practice anti-racism in academic settings at its Allyship in Academics event.Continue...

Keep talking and dribbling: athletes deserve support in fighting racial injustice

The intersection between sports and politics is more pronounced—and divisive—than ever before. Going forward, we must support athletes leading the fight against injustices.Continue...

Queen’s community participates in Scholar Strike

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green released a statement on Sept. 4 supporting members of the Queen’s community who chose to participate in the Scholar Strike initiative.Continue...

Queen's University senior leadership commit to addressing racism

Principal Patrick Deane released a declaration of commitment to address racism on campus Aug. 12.Continue...

Behind the Feed: QBAS Utilizes Social Media to Call Clubs to Action

The Queen’s Black Academic Society sparked conversation and action among Queen’s clubs and student groups when they posted a call to action on their social media platforms May 31st. By June 8th,...Continue...

Engineering Society sells Black Lives Matter patches

Adding to its short-term Anti-Racism and Diversity Action Plan, the Engineering Society (EngSoc) sold Black Lives Matter patches to raise money for organizations supporting Black lives.Continue...

Confronting your white privilege requires self-reflection

To be born white is to be born into the path of least resistance. To be born white is to be born historically ‘Canadian.’ This perception needs to change. To become true allies to racialized groups, white people must recognize their privilege as a problem only they can solve.Continue...

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