Panel aims to challenge systems of oppression

Note: The event, originally scheduled for September, has been postponed to Thursday, Oct. 29.

In the wake of the recent Scholar Strike Canada action, where people from the Brock community and across Canada sought to call attention to systemic racial injustice against Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC), a panel has been formed to continue a path toward institutional and social change.

The Activism and Solidarity Post-Script to the Scholar Strike Canada virtual panel discussion aims to explore the ways bridges can be built between the University and communities representing Black, Indigenous and People of Colour while using processes intended to combat anti-Blackness, reclaim human dignity and challenge systems of oppression.

Taking place Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. and co-hosted by Professor of Education Dolana Mogadime and Assistant Professor of Political Science Liam Midzain-Gobin, the panel is open to interested presenters and participants who wish to discuss and elaborate on the themes of anti-colonialism, anti-racism, critical race theory and intersectionality, as well as other similar topics.

“Scholar Strike was a really important two days where faculty showed solidarity with each other, our students and our communities in standing against systemic anti-Black and anti-Indigenous violences both on campus and off,” said Midzain-Gobin. “We need to keep sight of that, and this panel is another opportunity to speak to the work we can all do together.”

Anyone interested in participating on the panel is asked to contact Mogadime at and/or Midzain-Gobin at before Saturday, Oct. 17.

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