Taking Action! From Structural Racism to Personal Practices
From Structural Racism to Personal Practices: Embodying Anti-Oppression for Reconciliation
This lecture will provide participants with insight on how racism is a design element, not a flaw, of settler colonial states like Canada. Citizens of Canada (and those subjected to its power) unwittingly carry behaviours that manifest racism in our social, political, and economic structures. Those who benefit from this structural racism develop personal stakes in a settler colonial system that continues to harm Indigenous peoples, Black people, and racialized peoples more broadly.
Without behavioural change, knowledge of structural racism can only lead to apathy and immobilization. In this lecture, we invite participants to learn the stepping stones for personal embodiment of anti-oppressive practices as preparation for reconciliation.
Guest speaker Dr. Eva Jewell (Ma’iingan Dodem, she/her) is Anishinaabekwe from Deshkan Ziibiing (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation) in southwestern Ontario, with paternal Haudenosaunee lineage from Oneida Nation of the Thames. Dr. Jewell is a co-author of the yearly “Calls to Action Accountability: A Status Update on Reconciliation” reports, and her scholarship supports community-led inquiry on topics of language, governance, and cultural resurgence amongst Anishinaabeg people.
CNH is a member of the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network. This event is hosted in partnership with Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network and SFU Public Square.