The Fundamentals of Race and Anti-Black Racism Course - ABRI 7102 - 005

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu May 04 2023 .
Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 09:00
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 09:00
Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 09:00
Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 09:00
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 09:00
Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 09:00
illustration of sillhouettes of people facing eachother


This generalist course will focus on issues related to race and its origins, anti-Black Racism, and the construct of whiteness.  Through case studies and the sharing of experiences, participants explore their own relationships to power, privilege, and oppression to enhance their awareness within their personal and professional interactions.

The course will use a reflexive and participatory approach.  Learning formats will include lectures, case studies, group discussions, role plays, group work, journaling, videos and guest presentations.  You will be expected to draw on the assigned readings in class discussions and take notes.  You are also expected to keep informed of the media coverage of contemporary social issues.  The instructor may make changes to course content depending on issues of contemporary relevance.


ABRI 7102 - 005: Thursdays, March 30 - May 4, 2023 | 9am - 12pm
Instructor: Dr. Rhonda C. George

Format: Online, live instruction

Fees: $279 + HST. For leaders in their organization who wish to send their team, group rates are available. UWindsor Staff, Students and Alumni are eligible for a discount. Email for details.

UWindsor Staff and Faculty may be eligible for the ABR Professional Development Training Grant

Dr. Rhonda C. George

Dr. Rhonda C. George is an award-winning sociologist and emerging scholar whose research examines the social and intersectional dimensions of race, racialization, and racial stratification within social institutions such as sport, education, health, and popular culture. In so doing, her interdisciplinary work interrogates the ways in which Black communities, particularly Caribbean diasporic groups, experience, navigate, and resist systemic racial barriers. Her current research uses Critical Race theoretical paradigms and community-based methodologies to explore medical mistrust within Black Canadian communities.


Learners will be expected to possess:

  • Basic computer skills or course completion in fundamental computer applications such as Word.
  • Experience working with word processing, email, and web browsing.
  • English language proficiency.
  • Learners will require access to a computer with high-speed internet access
  • Class is delivered online through the Brightspace Learning Management System (for class materials and assignments) and Microsoft Teams for class meetings.

Brightspace and Microsoft Teams Requirements

  • A link will be provided through email prior to the first day of class so that you will have access to all course resources and streaming functions
  • Once you register for this class you will be issued a UWinID.   Please activate your UWinID as soon as possible. Document your UWinID and password as you will need it to access Brightspace and Teams. If you have any issues, please contact
  • Visit this site for Brightspace technical requirements

Continuing Education offers this 18-hour course in collaboration with University of Windsor’s Office of the Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and is supported by The Black Council of Windsor-Essex.

Content Advisory:  This course covers highly sensitive content that some learners may find uncomfortable and/or challenging.  While open discussions are encouraged, all participants of this course are required to contribute to a respectful, safe, and positive learning environment and to abide by the University of Windsor’s Academic Integrity and Student Code of Conduct.  If you have any questions regarding this advisory, please contact Continuing Education at


Email us at if you have questions - we are always happy to help.

Sign up on our Interest List to be notified about enrolment and receive updates from Continuing Education.