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KPU Marks Anti Racism Day

KDocs Movie Lounge

KDocs Outreach will be screening a series of short anti-racism documentaries throughout the day. Drop in to learn more about race, racism, and calls to action. Two informal workshops will be happening in between screenings: a Privilege Walk led by KDocs Outreach Facilitator Naveen Zafar, and an art therapy/calligraphy session hosted by KDocs Outreach Specialist Tauheed Faheem.

Date: Wednesday, March 21
Time: 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Location: Cedar 1205A (Conference Centre), Surrey Campus

Movie Lounge Program:

There will also be screening of DigitaLENS documentaries.
Navreen: Privilege Walk exercise (in between select screenings)
Tauheed: Art therapy/calligraphy session, 2:00-3:00p.m.

Anti-Racism Walk

This event garnered a lot of attention last year and we are hoping for an even bigger turn out in 2018. Participants are asked to bring their own sign or placard; alternatively materials will be available in the Library Atrium in Arbutus from 11:00 until noon. Participants are asked to convene in the courtyard between Main and Arbutus at noon. At noon we will walk in a peaceful procession around the borders of the Surrey Campus. The intention in doing so is to make it clear and public that KPU stands firmly against oppression and strongly affirms principles of fairness and equality for all.

Date: Wednesday, March 21
Time: Convene at noon
Location: Courtyard between Main and Arbutus

Address to the University Community by George Elliott Clarke

The Foundation is Indigenous, and the Avant-Garde is Multicultural: How to Read the Anti-Racist Canada of the (Near) Future

George Elliott Clarke is a distinguished artist in song, drama, fiction, screenplay, essays, and poetry. Born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, in 1960, Clarke was educated at the University of Waterloo (Hons. B.A.1984), Dalhousie University (M.A.1989), and Queen's University (Ph.D1993).  Clarke is also a pioneering scholar of African-Canadian literature. A professor of English at the University of Toronto, Clarke has taught at Duke, McGill, the University of British Columbia, and Harvard.He holds eight honorary doctorates (the first - an LLD - was awarded by Dal in 1999), plus appointments to the Order of Nova Scotia and the Order of Canada at the rank of Officer.

Date: Wednesday, March 21
Time: 3:45p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Location: Cedar 1205A (Conference Centre), Surrey Campus


For further information, or to reserve a seat please call 604 599 2321