Special Roundtable on Anti-Black Racism in the Academy

October 19, 2019 (12:45 pm - 2:00 pm)

Location: Elliot Hall, Room 207


 

Special Roundtable on Anti-Black Racism in the Academy

The Department of Politics and the Acadia Black Students’ Association are hosting a Special Roundtable on Anti-Black Racism in the Academy on Saturday, October 19 from 12:45-2:00 PM. Held in conjunction with the Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association (APPSA) annual conference, this roundtable is free and open to the public.

The importance and urgency of a discussion about anti-Black racism was highlighted by the experience of Acadia student Shelby McPhee at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in June where he was subject to racial profiling and implicit bias on the part of another conference attendee. (The results of the investigation into the incident are available here.)

In the immediate aftermath of the incident, we were gratified to see an outpouring of support for Shelby from across Acadia and throughout the academic community in Canada. Now that the academic year has begun, it is critical to continue taking steps to understand and eliminate anti-Black racism on campus. The roundtable is one contribution to this endeavour.

Panelists for this roundtable include:

  • Dr. Claudine Bonner (Acadia University and Black Canadian Studies Association)
  • Sawyer Carnegie (Saint Mary’s University and Black Canadian Studies Association)
  • Dr. Tracy-Ann Johnson-Myers (University of the West Indies)
  • Shelby McPhee (Acadia University)

A light lunch will be provided for those in attendance.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Offices of the President and Vice-Chancellor, Provost and Vice-President Academic, Dean of Arts, Dean of Professional Studies, Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, and Dean of Pure and Applied Sciences.

 


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