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Benefit concert – Stronger Together

We all saw the devastation caused by the 2017 hurricane season. Many Caribbean islands are still struggling to pick up the pieces. Join us on June 1st @ 19:30 for a benefit concert in support of Anguilla, Barbuda, Dominica, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. We know that we are stronger together. Let’s get together to lift each other up.

 

It’s not too late!

 

For those of you who missed our screening of Tickling Giants on October 27th, 2017, we’ve got you covered. Media@McGill is presenting Bassem Youssef: “Tickling Giants” – Public Talk & Dialogue with Ehab Latoyef. Reserve your seat now before they are all gone!

QTBIPOC Excellence at Fierte Montreal 2017

Mark your calendars! On August 14, 2017 at 21h00 at Parc des Faubourgs, Fierté Montreal presents Excellence, an evening of QTBIPOC (Queer and/or Trans Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) artists showcasing their talents. It will be hosted by Toronto-based rights activist Tasheka Lavann, and Kama La Mackerel, founder and host of Montreal’s Gender B(l)ender.

Admission is free and there are priority entrances for persons needing wheelchair access.

Universities must create diversity plan or lose research money (by Mia Rabson from the Canadian Press)

Do you feel that University authorities/administration is doing enough to carve spaces for marginalized communities? When you walk into classrooms, what bodies tend to be the ones lecturing, publishing, being lauded for their academic achievements? What is the importance of representation beyond just filling “quotas”? Full participation or token presence?

The Subcommittee on Racialized and Ethnic Persons ask these questions of ourselves and of the networks of governance with whom we engage.

Mia Rabson from the Canadian Press reports on the latest from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s latest decision: Universities must create diversity plan or lose research money: minister

 

Current Events – April 2017

A couple of news stories of concern from the CBC.

Visa refusal may keep McGill student apart from mother on graduation day (CBC News)

‘Racialized international students’ targeted by Quebec government language probe, group says (CBC News)

 

For more information on the Centre for Research Action on Race Relations, click on link below for their website:

CRARR

The Black Foundation of Community Networks – Scholarship Directory 2017

BFCN Website

The BFCN – Black Foundation of Community Networks 2017 Scholarship Directory is available! 50+ scholarships, awards, and bursaries for youth pursing post-secondary education in Canada.

PGSS Equity and REP Present: “Moonlight” – Free Film Screening

Join the REP Equity McGill and PGSS Equity and Diversity for a free screening of MOONLIGHT on Friday, April 7! (If you’ve already seen it, just know it’s even better the second time around – we promise!)

We’re so glad to see the overwhelming response for Moonlight! Please reserve your seat below if possible so that we can get a better idea of attendance. Thanks and see you next week! Happy Friday 😊

https://goo.gl/forms/dvlixXi8gJyiBKcD2

SSMU Equity presents: A Comedy Night with Hari Kondabolu

Courtesy of SSMU Equity:

 

 

 

Tired of ‘comedians’ relying on minority stereotypes? Done with ‘humour’ that willfully ignores the experiences of oppressed groups? We feel your pain. That’s why, for our third annual speaker series event, SSMU Equity is pleased to present Hari Kondabolu!

Brooklyn-based and Queens-raised, Hari is a comedian and former immigration rights organizer, called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today” by the NY Times. Hari has done standup on the Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, AND John Oliver’s New York Standup Show.

Join us for a night filled with humour, social justice, and beverages (of both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties). The event will be held in the SSMU Ballroom MON MAR 20, 2017 – doors open at 6pm. Feel free to check out Hari’s work: Hari Kondabolu Website

This event is free and open to the community. The space is wheelchair accessible. Childcare and translation are available if requested 48 hours in advance. For any other accessibility needs or general questions, please contact equity@ssmu.mcgill.ca

Support Group for Racialized Students

Counselling and Mental Health Services and PGSS Equity Commission Angela Yu are pleased to announce the start of a new initiative aimed at providing support for racialized and ethnic minority students.

Click the Link to SIGN UP

“The Skin We’re In” – Desmond Cole on Anti-Blackness in Canada

“Colour-blindness is not really about being unable to see race, it’s a way of dealing with something you find deeply uncomfortable.” – activist and journalist Desmond Cole unpacks the history and the current reality of Anti-Blackness and racism in Canada in the CBC documentary The Skin We’re In.

Canadian exceptionalism narratives prevent us from confronting the systems of violence that continue to oppress those at the margins of society. We cannot start thinking about transformative social change without willingly interfacing with our complicity – our pathological silence on Anti-blackness and racism. We need to own up, learn, and do the hard work required for anti-racism.

Link to Full Story: Yes, Canada, anti-black racism lives here: journalist Desmond Cole

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