UWill DiscoverToday’s EDID Week activities include discussions involving Black, Indigenous, and Muslim communities.

Discovery on agenda for EDID Week activities

The University of Windsor’s second annual Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (EDID) Week continues today with a trivia competition and a presentation on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, both presented in partnership with the UWill Discover Sustainable Futures conference, as well as a panel discussion on the Muslim experience at the University of Windsor.

Black student support co-ordinator Kaitlyn Ellsworth and Lancer leadership ambassador Linda Nguyen will conduct a trivia contest that will educate participants and viewers about the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent. UWindsor students have the opportunity to win $100 on their UWin card. It gets underway at 10 a.m. in the Alumni Auditorium, CAW Student Centre.

Beverly Jacobs, senior advisor to the president on Indigenous relations and outreach and Indigenous human rights monitor for the Mohawk Institute Survivors' Secretariat, will discuss “Monitoring the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” at 11 a.m. in the Alumni Auditorium and online; join the presentation here. The Survivors' Secretariat was established in 2021 to organize and support efforts to discover, document, and share the truth about what happened at the Mohawk Institute during its 136 years of operation.

Fatima Fakih will moderate a panel discussion with UWindsor students about their lived experiences being Muslim on campus and their perceptions about the presence of Islamophobia at the institution. The event begins at 3 p.m. and is intended to educate the community about the unique and often hidden realities of their Muslim students and peers. Register to attend on MS Teams.

Tomorrow’s EDID Week events include:

  • At 10:30 a.m., an online presentation by Anne Rudzinski on the UWindsor strategy for addressing campus-based sexual violence, Prevent. Resist. Support. Register to attend on MS Teams.
  • From noon to 2 p.m., drop in for the launch of the Wellness Lounge on the second floor of Dillon Hall, hosted by the Belonging, Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity (BIDE) Institute.
  • The BIDE Institute also presents speakers Sarah Mushtaq of Windsor Regional Hospital and Irene Moore Davis of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries. Register here for transportation from main campus to the downtown campus.

EDID Week activities continue through Friday, March 24. Find details on the EDID Week website.