Decoding and Dismantling Racism in our Institutions (E/SI)

April 26, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:00

Track: Thought Forum

The current pandemic has disproportionately affected racialized communities further highlighting the persistent racial/ethnic disparities in access to healthcare. The mass and social media have also put in focus the divide and polarization in Canadian society and the challenge of discussing systemic racism and racial barriers. It is crucial that these conversations continue to remain prevalent for problems to get decoded. By linking SDG #4 (quality education), #10 (reduced inequalities), and #16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), this Thought Forum will address some of the challenges that the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities face within our institutions and discuss ways to dismantle them.

Discussion topics will include:

* What are the institutional and systemic barriers that can be addressed (or that we see) today? Why are these barriers there? Why is addressing them important?
* Where, when, and how do these challenges start to occur? Does change start to happen?
* Who is involved in addressing racism in our institutions and who should be?

Taranjett Sing Manchanda, SDG Officer, ImpAct Parthership Service, CICan
Nidhu Jagoda, National Network Coordinator, SDSN Canada
Selena DeWolf, Student, Agricultural College of Dalhousie University
Mélanie Dubuc, Alumni, Collège Boréal

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