Our Co-Chairholder Vivek Venkatesh in A Conference on Systemic Racism This Month

Location: Online

Start Date: 23/06/2020 11:00 am   End Date: 23/06/2020 2:30 pm

In the wake of the social justice movements that have been growing in the United States, Canada and elsewhere in the world since the murder of George Floyd, systemic racism is at the heart of public policy debates.

To contribute to the discussion on systemic racism, the Association for Canadian Studies, Metropolis Canada and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO are organizing a free online conference titled “Understanding Systemic Racism in Canada: Concept and Data”. Bringing together experts to assess anti-racism policies and practices, present new data on Canadians’ perceptions of systemic racism, and share the perspectives of Indigenous and racialized communities in Canada, the web event will take place on June 23rd, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Vivek Venkatesh, co-holder of the UNESCO-PREV Chair, will participate in the second panel of the day, Presenting the Data, from 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. He will be joined by Alicia Boatswain-Kyte, Assistant Professor at McGill University’s School of Social Work, as facilitator. Guests who will complete the panel include:

  • Jack Jedwab, President and Executive Director of the Association for Canadian Studies, and Ashley Manuel, Managing Director of the Association for Canadian Studies;
  • Carl James, Professor at the Jean Augustine Chaire in Education, Community and Diaspora ; and
  • Robert Henry, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Indigenous Studies of the University of Saskatchewan, and Alicia Clifford, Ph. D. Student at McMaster University’s Department of Health, Aging and Society. 

To read the full program, click here.

Photo credit : Association for Canadian Studies