linked handsA panel discussion June 23 will consider allyship for change across racialized groups.

Panel to discuss anti-racism allyship across racialized groups

There is tremendous diversity throughout racialized groups, with very different historical and current experiences of racism and colonialism.

A panel discussion June 23 will consider how to come together in allyship across racialized groups to bring to life voices, visions, and activism for change.

The online event is presented by the Windsor University Faculty Association’s Status of Women, Diversity, and Equity Action Committee and the UWindsor Office of Human Rights, Equity, and Accessibility in partnership with the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

It will run noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, with welcoming remarks by Kaye Johnson, and Karen Pillon moderating the panellists:

Jane KuJane Ku is an associate professor of women’s and gender studies and sociology. Her research includes racism, immigrant settlement, and postcolonial diasporic experiences of gender, with an emphasis on community activism, feminism, and antiracism.

Sylvia McAdamSylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) is an assistant professor of law. A member of the the nēhīyaw Nation, she is from Treaty 6 lands in what is now called “Canada,” and is co-founder of a global grassroots Indigenous-led movement called “Idle No More.”

Kevin MilneKevin Milne is the associate dean, academic programs, in the Faculty of Human Kinetics. His research includes the physiology of sex and sex hormones as they relate to physical exercise, elite sport performance, and health.

Lana ParkerLana Parker is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education. She has worked as an educator for more than 15 years with diverse communities across the greater Toronto area. Her research explores the intersection of education, ethics, and democracy.

The session is organized by Rita Haase, Johnson, Tranum Kaur, Erika Kustra, Vicki Jay Leung, and Peter Marval. Admission is free; registration is required through the workshop web page.