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Patrick Deane talks diversity and social equity at forum

At Principal Patrick Deane’s first open forum of the semester on Tuesday, he answered questions about diversity and student equity groups.Continue...

Netflix should be held accountable for ingenuine commitments to diverse TV

With evidence showing diversity attracts bigger audiences and greater profit, it’s unsurprising TV has recently been overwhelmed with voices that have traditionally been silenced. It’s also no surprise that, in recent months, Netflix—the streaming giant and production company—has advertised itself as a platform for diverse storytelling.Continue...

At first Trustees meeting, principal pledges to restructure office for accessibility

The Board of Trustees gathered for its first meeting of the 2019-20 academic year on Sept. 27—marking Principal Patrick Deane’s first official appearance in front of the Board since he assumed his office on July 1.Continue...

Lizzo’s possible Grammy nomination is a win for music industry diversity

Lizzo’s hit empowering song “Truth Hurts” is poised to be nominated for the 2020 Grammys—two years after its initial release.Continue...

BuzzFeed layoffs show its neglect of diverse voices

Last Friday, American news and entertainment platform BuzzFeed began rolling out layoffs which will eventually reduce the company’s staff by 15 per cent.Continue...

Queen’s hosts first Diversity and Inclusion Film Festival

From March 20-28, the Diversity and Inclusion Film Festival (DIFF) hosted a tour of world cultures from Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) Hall in the JDUC.Continue...

Hollywood still isn't diverse enough

This weekend, the highly anticipated film Black Panther opened to huge success, smashing box office records in Hollywood. But the film isn’t significant only for its prompt financial success it also marks one of very few films to come out of Hollywood in recent years with an all-Black cast, a Black writer and a Black director.Continue...

University Council on Anti-Racism and Equity Committee members selected

On Dec. 6, Queen’s announced the members of the inaugural University Council on Anti-Racism and Equity (UCARE). Over a month later, the 17 members are now starting work on a broad mandate to “help shape the vision and strategy of the University” on matters of racism, diversity and inclusion on campus.Continue...

Point / Counterpoint: Should privileged writers represent marginalized communities?

Two Journal staff discuss privilege in storytellingContinue...

Student Affairs introduces new position of Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator

In an effort to promote a more equitable campus, the Division of Student Affairs has created the new position of Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator.Continue...

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