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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Race on Campus

College of Arts and Guelph Black Students Association Speaker Series:


March 8, 7-8:30 An Evening with Eternity Martis Brought to you in partnership with the Guelph Black Students Association and the College of Arts

 

Eternity Martis
March 22nd at 7PM

 

An Evening with Eternity Martis

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Join us for a virtual conversation with award-winning journalist and author Eternity Martis in conversation with Laila El Mugammar about Martis' bestselling memoir, They Said This Would Be Fun. Martis' book offers a crucial depiction of racism and sexism on Canadian campuses.

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Eternity Martis is an award-winning Toronto-based journalist. Her debut memoir, They Said This Would Be Fun, is a Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and Vancouver Sun bestseller. Her work has appeared in Vice, Huffington Post, The Walrus, CBC, Hazlitt, The Fader, Salon, and on academic syllabuses around the world. Her work on race and language has influenced media style guide changes across the country. She is the course developer and instructor of Reporting On Race: The Black Community in the Media at Ryerson University, the first of its kind in Canada, an adjunct professor in the Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC and the 2021 Journalist-in-Residence at UBC. She earned an honours BA and a Certificate in Writing from Western University and an MJ from Ryerson University. In 2020, she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by Women’s Executive Network.

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Brought to you in partnership with the Guelph Black Students Association, the Cultural Diversity Office (Student Experience), and the College of Arts.
 


Join us for a Follow-up Discussion for BIPOC students
March 30, 6:00-7:30 PM, on Zoom

Life on campus can be uniquely challenging for BIPOC students. Everyday experiences of discrimination and racism can co-mingle with a lack of representation of our lives, communities, and knowledges in our classes and campus events. All BIPOC students are invited to a facilitated follow-up discussion following the talk by Eternity Martis. Together we’ll reflect on shared experiences of being BIPOC at the University of Guelph, build community, and envision change.

All participating students will receive a copy of Eternity Martis' bestselling memoir, They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up.
REGISTER HERE  https://gryphlife.uoguelph.ca/event/180020 

Brought to you in partnership with the Guelph Black Students Association, the Cultural Diversity Office (Student Experience), and the College of Arts.

 


Join us for a Allyship Workshop
March 22, 2:30-3:30 PM, on Zoom

From Allyship Intention to Allyship Action

Allyship is difficult for many of us; sometimes our best intentions inadvertently cause harm to those we seek to support. Knowing how to engage in ally behaviour that is respectful and effective takes effort and thoughtfulness, and it is a skill that we need to continually learn, unlearn, and refine. Attendees in this workshop will learn about consensual allyship and discuss what it means to engage in allyship with and towards various communities in their personal and professional lives. While this session will centre intersectional communities and topics of race, gender, sexuality, and disability, the learnings can also translate more broadly across and within various communities. This workshop is created for those who are new to thinking about allyship and those wanting to strengthen their allyship skills and expand more diverse practices of allyship.

Workshop Facilitator:

Thomas Sasso (pronouns they/he) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics. Thomas’ research interests broadly include experiences and perceptions of diversity and inclusion, allyship and inclusive leadership, the work-life interface, workplace victimization, and wellbeing. Thomas is an expert panelist for the Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks, served as a subject matter expert for the creation of the Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional designation, and has been actively involved in community through outreach and volunteerism.

Brought to you in partnership with the Guelph Black Students Association and the College of Arts

 

 

 

 

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.