President’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights, Equity, and Decolonization

Combatting Anti-Black Racism and Violence  

Against Black, Indigenous People of Colour (BIPOC) 

PACHRED recognizes the important role that education has in supporting communities toward better understanding about historical racial injustice that are prevalent in society today. We take a stand against the mechanisms that perpetuate racism, like the surveillance and the over policing of racialized, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) that have led to the loss of people’s lives.

PACHRED holds events to raise awareness about forms of oppression that undermine human rights, as such we stand, just as universities throughout Canada and the United States have, in speaking out against police violence, and in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. We recognize the importance of forming alliances with universities in their actions taken to combat systemic racism and discrimination.

We provide a set of resources that will aid the university staff, faculty and students in developing an appreciation for what they can do to support human rights and racial justice. The resources from PACHRED add to and extend other support materials and initiatives that have been implemented across the university, such as those developed by the Human Rights office and are located through Gibson Library.

Our efforts are united in raising awareness about the problem of anti-Black racism in Canadian society and internationally as the many protests world-wide have demonstrated, there is significant work we must do to circumvent the pandemic on racism as we fight a parallel battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The President’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights, Equity, and Decolonization (PACHRED) was formed in 2018 in response to the recommendations of the Human Rights Task Force. PACHRED is tasked with advising the President on the recommendations of the Task Force’s final report and issues relating to human rights, equity, and decolonization.

2020-2021 Meeting dates

**Due to COVID-19 PACHRED meetings will be virtual until further notice.

Monday, September 28, 2020 (Orientation)1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Tuesday, October 6, 202011:00 am to 1:00 pm
Friday, December 4, 202011:00 am to 1:00 pm
February 2021 TBDTBD
April 2021 TBDTBD