This letter is also available as a PDF.

Educational resources and calls to action in working against anti-Black racism

General

Working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources (created by Anna Stamborski, Nikki Zimmermann, and Bailie Gregory):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PrAq4iBNb4nVIcTsLcNlW8zjaQXBLkWayL8EaPlh0bc/preview?fbclid=IwAR1UEtxE5CBmvGjmVORr7DWAGKUirC5UJ66S89YbCOM1GiV7Ueg42TEpA-U&pru=AAABcp-m8_Y%2ANGgNVeFlBBUh0sVlD9w

BLM-Protest Donation Information (American):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R5ml6a8TMSnparc_WU9m6dseHhaZmH3YzvLSr4m61f0/edit

Justice in June (compiled by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace’s oversight) – an excellent starting point for individuals to become better allies. While it is American and this impacts the information presented, it is still a wonderful resource:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H-Vxs6jEUByXylMS2BjGH1kQ7mEuZnHpPSs1Bpaqmw0/edit

Black Live Matter Vancouver (Facebook page)

https://www.facebook.com/blacklivesmattervancouver/

Hogan’s Alley Society 

https://www.hogansalleysociety.org/

Vancouver Black Therapy & Advocacy Fund (gofundme)

https://www.gofundme.com/f/vancouver-black-therapy-amp-advocacy-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link-tip

Canadian Anti-Racist Network (website)

https://stopracism.ca/

Graduate Studies (or Academia)

Racism in the Academy (from University Affairs)

https://www.universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/racism-in-the-academy/

Anita Jack-Davies (Queens University) – “Navigating Racism: Black Graduate Students Need Support”

https://theconversation.com/navigating-racism-black-graduate-students-need-support-92550

(this one also links to a CBC radio doc on racism in grad school)

 Eric Anthony Grollman (University of Richmond) – “Playing The Game’ for Black Grad Students”

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/02/24/lessons-learned-black-phd-student-essay

Jasmine Roberts (Ohio State University) – White Academia: Do Better.

https://medium.com/the-faculty/white-academia-do-better-fa96cede1fc5

EQHR Anti-Racism Education Program

Run by Dr. Moussa Magassa, registration for the first level of EQHR Anti-Racism Awareness training is now open.

https://www.uvic.ca/equity/about/news/current/anti-racism-education-program.php

Write President Cassels

We are currently working on a form letter to be sent to UVic President Cassels, Chancellor Rogers, and members of the Senate that articulates the suggestions in our letter as specific demands relevant to UVic. Our aim is to have this easily available as a webform on our website. 

 

The process of setting up the webform is taking a little extra time. When it is finished, it will be hosted on our website (probably on this page) and we will announce it as broadly as possible. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to us as we are happy to send along the letter before the webform is up and running.