Events & Announcements
Upcoming (Virtual) EDI Office Events
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 12-1:30 pm Anti-O Convos: White Privilege - What to do with it?
2020 has seen many white people “waking up” to race consciousness. Join us for a session that explores white privilege - what is it, and what does it mean? How can we, as white people, increase our capacity to move towards racial justice, that gets beyond social media?
For white employees and students. On Zoom. Registration link: https://bit.ly/AntiOWhitePrivilege
Tuesday February 2, 2021 @ 5-6:30 pm Resiliency Through Adversities: Still Thriving in the Face of Anti-Black Racism
This event will showcase Black excellence - the beauty and complexities of being Black in a world where anti-Black racism is so prevalent.
All university members and external community are welcome. On Zoom. Registration at: https://utoronto.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Rz-UucOhTwKwxCI0vFsMhA
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 @ 10 am-1 pm Red Dress Beading Session
Join the UTM Indigenous Centre for the Red Dress Beading session with Gerri Pangman. The Red Dress is significant as it helps honor, remember and brings awareness to the MMIWG movement. This session has a max of 40 participants due to beading kit distribution. This session is part 1 and in support of a part 2 session event that focuses on the MMIWG Inquiry Calls to Justice on February 11th at UTM (virtually).
All university members are welcome. On Zoom. Registration at: https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqf-6prTIvH9HWnYoJ-Ko6gZmzuQRbXZjA
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 @ 12-1:30 pm Anti-O Convos: The HIV Pandemic is Not Over!
An important realization brought to many with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the disparities in our healthcare systems and the effect that social determinants of health have on marginalized communities' abilities to protect themselves from the virus. Many of the same systematic disparities and misinformation at work in creating these harms during COVID-19, have been relevant to the discussion of HIV/AIDS for decades, though they have often been overlooked.
All university members and external community are welcome. On Zoom. Registration link: https://bit.ly/PandemicNotOver
Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 12-1:30 pm Black History Month Lunch & Learn - Black Athletes on the Margins: I am More!
Black athletes across the globe tend to find belonging, acceptance and achievement in sport. They are often referred to as exceptional and are treated as such; however, this treatment doesn’t protect them from the everyday racial and systemic injustices they face because of their various social identities, the most salient, their skin color. Now with COVID-19, they are faced with, in some cases, new challenges, which has been unfortunately heightened by a forced stand-still in their professional athletic careers.
All university members and external community are welcome. On Zoom. Registration link: https://bit.ly/BHMIAmMore
Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 1-3 pm MMIWG Calls to Justice Session
Join the UTM Indigenous Centre for the MMIWG Calls to Justice Session with Qajaq Robinson, Former Commissioner and Dr. Karine Duhamel, Director of Research, National Inquiry of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. It delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians. We look forward to you joining and learning with us. *Please note this session will be recorded and a pre-requisite is established - participants are being requested to read the MMIWG Final Report's Executive Summary prior to the session*
All university members are welcome. On Zoom. Registration at: https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqce2urDooE9WVGpDCAvfR9HDVka3OOGdB
- National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia - January 29, 2021
- Recognizing International Holocaust Remembrance Day - January 27, 2021
- Message from the VPP on National Day of Remembrance - December 3, 2020
- Transgender Day of Remembrance - November 20, 2020
- Happy Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas celebration - November 12, 2020
- VP & Principal's response to Islamophobic threats in Toronto - October 15, 2020
- Orange Shirt Day Recognition - September 30, 2020
- UTM Professor Rhonda McEwen named special advisor on anti-racism and equity - September 22, 2020
- Racial inequality and violence - UTM's role: A message from the VP & Principal - September 4, 2020