Equity and Inclusion

Rule Out Racism Week: March 16-20, 2015

Rule Out Racism Week: March 16-20, 2015

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You are invited to join the conversation about race and racism at UBC

Rule Out Racism is a week-long series of events organized by the Equity and Inclusion Office focused on the need for greater literacy and conversation about race and racism within the UBC community in the Okanagan and Vancouver.

Held March 16-20, 2015, with the theme “This is what anti-racism looks like,” it will include a highly provocative program including a panel discussion “The Value of Freedom: Academics VS. Expression” and engaging workshops addressing the need for greater conversation about anti-racism practices, and what can be done concretely to address racism.

Rule Out Racism workshops are free and open to everyone in the UBC community. Workshops have limited seating so register early at diversity.ubc.ca

#ruleoutracism toolkit – help share the news

Help promote Rule Out Racism week with #ruleoutracism toolkit – posters, tweets http://diversity.ubc.ca/ruleoutracism-toolkit/.

Feature Event

The Value of Freedom: Academics VS. Expression Panel Discussion
March 20, 10am-12noon, Sty-Wet-Tan Hall, First Nations Longhouse (Wayfinding at UBC)
A light lunch will be served following the discussion, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Register for panel discussion

Drawing from their own experiences and reflecting upon recent media attention on the topic, faculty will discuss the issues raised when engaging with controversial issues.

  • Peter Wanyenya – Moderator, International Student Advisor & PhD student, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
  • Annette Henry – Professor, Faculty of Education – Language & Literacy Education;
  • Kerry Jang – City of Vancouver Councillor and Professor, Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine;
  • Magnolia Pauker -PhD student, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
  • Nitya Iyer – Human rights lawyer and co-author of Implementing Inclusion report

Workshops and film screening

We are offering several workshops and a film screening this year.  Go to diversity.ubc.ca for the full workshop line-up. Please note workshops have limited seating – please register early.

Rule Out Racism week is held in recognition of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21.

We appreciate your help in promoting this event to your contacts and look forward to seeing you at Rule Out Racism week.

Volunteer for Rule Out Racism Week

Rule Out Racism Week is looking for volunteers. Sign up via the volunteer spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XNSTFeq1ydpV_fzRZ0501W-hliR4JMa3pXWC1mPfKm0/edit#gid=0. Please provide samantha.truong@alumni.ubc.ca with at least a 48-hour notice if you are unable to make the shift that you have signed up for. Contact samantha.truong@alumni.ubc.ca for more information.

For additional communications support in your unit, please contact Angelique Crowther.

 

Lunar New Year 2015

Lunar New Year 2015

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Happy Lunar New Year!

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A message from Alden Habacon, Director of Intercultural Understanding at UBC

This February as you walk across campus you may overhear the many ways to wish someone a Happy Lunar New Year!

  • Gong Hay Fat Choy and Son Nihn Fai Lok! (Cantonese)
  • Gong Xi Fa Cai and Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Mandarin)
  • Sae-hae bok mani badeusayo! (Korean)
  • Chúc mừng năm mới! (Vietnamese)
  • Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu! (Japanese)

Feb. 19 marks the beginning of the Year of the Sheep for many families around the world including Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese. Traditionally held as a 15-day festival, Lunar New Year is a significant time for many UBC students, faculty and staff, alumni both here and throughout Asia, and most certainly for many of the residents that live in the UBC neighbourhood.

Check out events happening today and this weekend, at http://diversity.ubc.ca.

Movie Screening: What I LOVE about being QUEER (Sept. 22 & 24)

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What I LOVE about being QUEER - UBC Equity Screening

The UBC Equity and Inclusion Office and a number of campus partners are welcoming Vivek Shraya to UBC (Okanagan campus on Sept. 22, 2014, and Vancouver campus on Sept. 24, 2014) to screen his film, What I LOVE about being QUEER. These events are free and held in accessible venues.

UBC Okanagan campus
Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
Two Screenings
12:30 p.m. ART 386
6:00 p.m. ART 103
*Come early, as space is limited*

UBC Vancouver campus
Wednesday, Sept.  24, 2014
12: 00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Norm Theatre (SUB)
Student Union Building (Sub) (Wayfinding at UBC)
Space is limited for the Vancouver event – Register online and come early to reserve your seat and to get a slice of free pizza.

Learn about the artist and more information on the screenings at http://equity.ubc.ca/2014/08/18/what-i-love-about-being-queer/.