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UBC’s CCIE Hosts Anti-racism Symposium

By  | 31 March 2007 at 03:42 | 1043 views

The Centre for Culture,Identity and Education at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, will host a one day symposium on Monday April 2 on the topic: Multiculturalism With(out) Guarantees: The Integrative Anti-Racism Alternative.

The symposium is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the UBC Faculty of Education, the David Lam Chair of Multicultural Education and the UBC Equity office. Handel Kashope Wright is CCIE director.

Welcome remarks will be made by Tom Patch, UBC Associate Vice President (Equity) and Handel Kashope Wright.

Handel will also introduce the keynote speaker George Sefa-Dei, Head of the Sociology Department and Equity Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

There will be four panels. Panel 1 will discuss "Anti-racism at UBC1: Administration Anti-racism at Work", and panel 2 will deal with "Anti-racism at UBC 2: Faculty and Student Activism". Panel 3 will examine "Indigeneity and Anti-racism" while panel 4 will discuss "Anti-racism in a Social Justice Framework: An Integrative, Intersectional and Relational Approach." Closing remarks by Tom Patch, Hartej Gill and Handel Kashope Wright.

Dr. George Sefa-Dei is a Ghanaian-Canadian and Handel is from Sierra Leone.

Photos: Handel, left, and George Sefa-Dei, right.