Racism has long been a pervasive problem in universities and a core component of addressing racism starts with capacity building for faculty who are looking to adopt anti-racist approaches in their practice.
To support these important endeavours, we have developed an Anti-Racist Teaching & Leadership cohort program that brings together faculty from Science, Applied Science, Land and Food Systems, and Forestry who are either at an entry point for their anti-racist learning journey or who are looking to refresh their learning on anti-racist concepts. Cohort participants can expect to focus on three areas of development throughout this experience:
Reflection, knowledge, and understanding
Experience and practice
Tools, resources, and techniques
Session 1 (zoom): June 8, 2022 | 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Community Building & Grounding
allows participants and facilitators to get to know each other as everyone sets their intentions for this cohort experience.
Session 2 (zoom): June 15, 2022 | 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Power, Privilege, and Identity
allows participants to explore anti-racism, and its application to teaching and leadership through a lens of critical self-reflection.
Session 3 (zoom): June 29, 2022 | 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Anti-Racism and Solidarity in Teaching &Leadership Contexts
will involve unpacking scenarios specific to participants' contexts, and an exploration of strategies to support anti-racism in university settings.
Session 4 (zoom): July 6, 2022 | 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
will weave together learning from workshops, readings, and individual/group applied projects. Cohort peers will share their own ideas and plans for moving forward with anti-racist teaching and leadership.
Readings, Modules & Activities
Throughout the cohort, we will offer a curated set of readings and resources that will bolster your knowledge of anti-racism and related topics. We have built in the time we anticipate these readings and activities will require. Cohort participants will be asked to develop and share their own ideas for adapting anti-racist content and tools into their own contexts. All resources and readings will also be available on an online module. Participants can also use this module to engage in asynchronous peer-to-peer learning throughout the cohort experience.
Please direct any logistics questions to Greg Lockwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.