Part of Renison University College’s 60th anniversary celebrations, ConversAction: Race Matters, an anti-racism conference bringing together delegates from universities across Canada, will be held at the Inn of Waterloo on November 7 & 8, 2019. The conference, co-hosted by the University of Waterloo, builds on the work of Wilfrid Laurier University’s 2016 (e)Race(r) conference, which focused on anti-racism efforts within the university setting. Author of The Equity Myth, Dr. Malinda Smith will present the keynote address, and will be joined at the conference by discussion facilitators Dr. Laura Mae Lindo and Dr. Patrick Case.
ConversAction picks up the mantle of (e)Race(r) with three main goals: create education and awareness opportunities for senior administrators, faculty, staff, and students who can become champions for equity on their home campuses; review the anti-racism work happening in universities across Canada and survey what the needs are; and create a task force to continue the work once the conference is over.
Read more about the conference on the ConversAction page.
An additional event with Dr. Malinda Smith will be held on Wednesday, November 6, in the Faculty hall (7th floor) of E7 at the University of Waterloo for the wider community. This talk provides an unfiltered account of where the academy has succeeded and where challenges remain, particularly as it relates to racial justice, disability justice and decolonization. Dr. Malinda Smith will present her latest research and explore where we go from here to achieve equity.
Read more about this event on the events page.