Policy Recommendations for Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Schools
On February 24, 2021, the Centre published the policy brief “From Reflection to Action: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Schools” in collaboration with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO), anti-racism and inclusion facilitator, Destine Lord, and civic engagement consultant, Elsa Mondésir Villefort.
This policy brief is a follow-up to our professional development sessions, “Talking about Racism in the Classroom”, presented in the summer of 2020 (see webinar link below). The brief summarizes the findings from these sessions and makes recommendations to Ministries and Faculties of Education, based on participant feedback, on how to better equip teachers to have these important discussions.
Resources for Educators on Anti-Black Racism
In these challenging times, high school students may have many questions about race and racial injustice in Canada and the US, and as teachers, students may turn to you for context and perspective. What will you say and how can you support them? Perhaps you have the same questions? Where do you start?
Throughout the summer of 2020, the Global Centre for Pluralism, in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, offered two-hour virtual professional development sessions for Canadian high school teachers on how to have conversations about racism in the classroom. Facilitated by inclusion and anti-racism consultant, Destine Lord, in English and civic engagement consultant, Elsa Mondésir Villefort, in French, these dialogue-based small group sessions provided educators with the key definitions and racial concepts necessary to get these conversations started.
The webinar from August 28th 2021 is no longer publicly available. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.
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