University offering new course on race and anti-Black racism

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The University of Windsor is offering a new continuing education course on race and Anti-Black racism that is open to everyone.

The course will focus on issues related to race and its origins, anti-Black Racism, and the construct of whiteness.

“The Office of the Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is proud to collaborate with Continuing Education to launch this new offering,” said Marium Tolson-Murtty, Director of Anti-Racism Organizational Change. “We look to provide a platform for participants to learn, understand, and grow in not only a safe space but a courageous space. The objective is for participants to take the opportunity to reflect on topics learned regarding the importance and the impact of race and anti-Black racism and begin to reflect on how they can apply anti-racist principles learned, to their daily interactions.”

According to the university course description, the course will encourage participants to develop an understanding of how political, economic, and social-cultural practice shapes identity, power, privilege and oppression.

Organizations are invited to enrol their teams as part of diversity and inclusion training. Group rates are available. Email continue@uwindsor.ca for more details.

Individuals can register through the Continuing Education registration page.

The course takes place on Thursdays, from February 24 to March 31, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.