An upcoming virtual discussion hosted by Brock’s Office of Human Rights and Equity (HRE) will explore race and racial injustices that occur on Canadian university campuses.
Guest speaker Eternity Martis, an award-winning journalist and bestselling author of the memoir They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up, will lead the interactive discussion on Friday, Nov. 27 from noon to 2 p.m.
The book, which examines her personal experience as a student of colour at Western University, will be the basis of her presentation. The discussion will focus on the themes of race in Canadian university spaces, specifically focusing on predominately white institutions.
In partnership with the Brock University Students’ Union, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre and St, Catharines theatre company Suitcase in Point, HRE developed this event to help create an open conversation about race and experiences of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) students on campus. Additionally, Martis’ memoir is a part of HRE’s Black Reading Group, a book club created by HRE for Brock’s BIPOC students to discuss novels by Black authors.
The online event will also feature a student panel discussion moderated by HRE staff members.