Understanding Racism, a free eight-week online course
The racialized violence and protests of the past year have highlighted the persistence of racism in the twenty-first century.
The Black Lives Matter movement, Truth and Reconciliation Commision calls to action and anti-racism movements around the world all call on people to educate themselves, in order to confront racialized injustice. This eight-week course is open to anyone interested in going beyond the headlines and deepening their understanding of race, racism and the complex power structures that are at play in the world around them.
In this discussion-based course, we will start with fundamental questions such as ‘what IS race?’ ‘Are race and ethnicity the same thing?’ The course will go on to unpack the relationship between racialization and colonialism, gender, capitalism, popular media and Canadian social policy in order to develop our ability to notice, understand and address racism.
Made possible through the support of BCcampus. On behalf of the School of University Arts & Sciences and the Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College, your instructor is Dr. Roisin Seifert. Dr. Seifert is a trans-national, white-passing mixed race settler anthropologist who teaches at Selkirk College.
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Promoting Learning and Dialogue in Our Community
The Mir Centre for Peace builds cultures of peace through learning and dialogue. Our lecture series, trainings, workshops, films, research, and collaborations with community organizations help advance peace and justice both locally and in our wider world.
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