Human Rights, Equity and Decolonization Committee seeks new members

The President’s Advisory Committee for Human Rights, Equity and Decolonization (PACHRED) Nominations Committee is seeking nominees for membership beginning in September. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, July 19 at 5 p.m. Interested members of the Brock community, including faculty, staff and students, can find details about the application process and committee requirements on Brock’s Human Rights and Equity website.

The Chair of the Nominations Committee, Tamara El-Hoss, said PACHRED provides the opportunity to meet a wide range of people concerned with issues of equity, and allows formal and informal spaces for discussion and debate.

“The working groups prioritize the key issues that constitute the work of the larger committee, including anti-ableism and mental health, anti-racism task force, decolonization, employment equity, LGBTQ+, and sexual violence prevention,” she said.

Reporting to the President, PACHRED identifies issues, provides a forum for discussion and makes recommendations for action. The committee’s meetings are open to all members of the Brock community.

“Given the increasing normalization of issues like xenophobia and religious intolerance, PACHRED offers a particularly important venue for making the University a more inclusive and safe space for students, staff and faculty,” said El-Hoss.

Incoming Faculty Chair Shannon Moore hopes to see applications from a diverse range of Brock community members.

“PACHRED is inclusive and seeks diverse viewpoints and issues from the whole of Brock’s community to bring forward for discussion and action,” she said. “Membership is an opportunity to promote a culture of human rights and to address the various challenges of equity and decolonization in order to make Brock a better place to learn and work for everyone.”

PACHRED is comprised of representatives from campus groups and individual members. Around half of the members from 2018/19 will be continuing their membership next year. New members will be invited to an orientation meeting.

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