RAACES is a collaborative network of students and faculty at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, situated on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, which includes the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie. Numerous high-profile incidents of anti-Black, anti-Indigenous and other forms of racism in both the university and in the larger Windsor Essex community led a group of students and faculty across disciplines to come together to work towards a consolidated and grounded critical race scholarship that can inform coordinated antiracist and decolonial practice.
This conference will provide an opportunity for researchers, advocates, students, and community members to delve into their personal reflections and research on race and the various intersections of oppression at the University and beyond. The conference will include academic, community and student panels.
We are honoured to host Dr. Beverley Jacobs (member of the Bear Clan, Mohawk Nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy), a law professor from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, and Dr. Debra Thompson, a political scientist from McGill University as our Keynote speakers. Further information will be accessible on the event website.