Annette HenryAnnette Henry will give an online public lecture entitled “Where there is no vision: a discussion of anti-black racism initiatives in the university” April 29.

Speaker to discuss anti-Black racism efforts in higher education

The University of Windsor will welcome an expert on equity in the academy as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series presented by the Office of the Vice-President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Annette Henry, an education professor at the University of British Columbia cross-appointed to its Institute for Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice, will give an online public lecture April 29. Her talk will explore anti-Black racism initiatives and offer some caveats concerning their implementation.

“In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, university presidents across the country have made poignant pledges toward equity and anti-racism,” says Dr. Henry. “This talk explores some of these institutional initiatives, and offers some caveats concerning their implementation, especially regarding Black faculty.”

Author of Taking Back Control: African Canadian Women Teachers’ Lives and Practice, Henry examines race, class, language, gender and culture in the context of teaching and learning. Among other research collaborations, she is leading two nationally-funded research projects: a 10-year retrospective study on Black student success and a five-year study on the oral history of Black people in Vancouver. Recognition for her work includes the Canadian Association of University Teachers Equity Award, the Outstanding Contributions to Gender Award from the American Educational Research Association, and being named to the Congress of Black Women of Canada’s annual list of 100 accomplished Black women.

Henry will speak and answer questions at a Microsoft Teams live event April 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration is required. Find more information and register to attend here.