NewsNEWS: CCUnesco – Virtual Discussion: “Taking Action To Address Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Schools”
NEWS: CCUnesco – Virtual Discussion: “Taking Action To Address Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Schools”
Taking Action To Address Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Schools: A Virtual Discussion
The Global Centre for Pluralism and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO are pleased to invite you to participate in a discussion on the implications of our recently released policy brief “From Reflection to Action: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Schools”. This brief summarizes findings from a professional development online training, “Talking about Racism in the Classroom”, that was provided to 500+ teachers and administrators from across Canada in summer 2020. It presents recommendations based on feedback from the participants, and is intended for Canadian policy-makers and school leaders seeking to address anti-Black racism in education.This discussion will focus on implementing the recommendations from the policy brief. The panel will discuss some of the challenges and priorities for the education sector and provide examples of initiatives addressing anti-Black racism in Canadian schools. Panellists include:
Destine Lord, Anti-Racism and Inclusion Consultant (Ottawa, ON)
Lise d’Entremont, School Counsellor, John Martin Junior High & South Woodside Elementary (Dartmouth, NS)
Deena Kotak Buckley, Director of Instruction, Education Services for the Vancouver School Board (Vancouver, BC)
Additional panellists will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
March 31, 2021
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET
This event will be in English and French with simultaneous interpretation available. Please note that the discussion will be recorded.
We hope that you will be able to join us for this important discussion!
A link to access the digital event will be sent to all registrants.
Destine Lord (she/her) is a consultant, communicator, and facilitator living on the unceded territory of the Algonquin people. For the last 10 years, she has worked in both the private and public sectors, facilitating workshops and training sessions related to anti-racism, risk management, change management, and Indigenous reconciliation. She is certified in change management and has an honors degree in Mass Communication from Carleton University and a master’s degree in Journalism from Bond University.
With a bachelor’s degree in international studies, Elsa Mondésir Villefort is currently the coordinator of Citoyenneté jeunesse, an organization that promotes youth engagement across Quebec. She is also involved with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO as a member of the Antiracism in Education Working Group and the Youth Advisory Group as well as an administrator for the 1804 Fund for school perseverance.