Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (EDID) Week will conclude today with a diverse range of events.
In an online session at noon, Ash O’Neil, Joyceln Lorito, and Anne Rudzinski will consider the efforts of the Thriving on Campus campaign a just, equitable, and inclusive environment for all. Register to attend “Helping the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community Thrive” on MS Teams.
Migrant workers form the backbone of Canada’s agricultural industry, usually hired through temporary contracts with no direct route to permanent residency. Researchers surveyed health-care professionals in Windsor-Essex to discover barriers faced by practitioners and potential avenues of policy change to better support care for these workers. Aya El-Hashemi will present on “Migrant Worker Health Care in Windsor-Essex County” at 3 p.m. Register to attend on MS Teams.
“Trivia Night with the Black Leadership and Excellence Program” promises a fun game night activity for students to engage with relevant topics: historical figures, Black hair, famous musicians and athletes, and facts surrounding African and Caribbean countries. Join quizmasters Brittney Ketwaroo, Confidence Norkplim Donkor, and Christy Chizinga at 7 p.m. in Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall. Register here to compete for prizes.
March 25 is the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In a message issued to mark the occasion, Clinton Beckford, UWindsor acting vice-president for equity, diversity, and inclusion, called on institutions of higher learning to reflect on the intergenerational legacy of the Transatlantic slave system in the context of access to equitable and inclusive educational opportunities.
“Slavery and the trafficking of Africans have had a devastating impact on and altered the trajectory of Black people,” he wrote. “Those impacts reverberate today and are tied to economic marginalization, mass incarceration, and police violence and brutality against Black people.”