UWindsor Offers General Public Course Against Black Racism

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The University of Windsor is offering a new 18-hour course on race and anti-black racism that is open to the general public.

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The Foundations of Race and Anti-Black Racism course will focus on issues related to race and its origins, anti-Black racism, and the construction of whiteness. Through case studies and the sharing of experiences, participants explore their own relationships with power, privilege, and oppression to enhance their awareness within their personal and professional interactions.

“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, in a press release. “We seek to provide a platform for participants to learn, understand and grow not only in a safe space but also in a brave space. The goal is for participants to take the opportunity to reflect on the themes learned about the importance and impact of race and anti-black racism and begin to reflect on how they can apply the anti-racist principles learned to their daily interactions.”

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Continuing Education offers the new course in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Windsor, and with the support of the Windsor-Essex Black Council.

The Windsor-Essex Black Council encourages organizations and community members to complete the certificate.

“As education is paramount, the Certificate Against Black Racism is an important component in working to eliminate historic, systemic and structural inequalities in Windsor-Essex and beyond. We are pleased to collaborate in offering the talent and wisdom of our community for this effort,” said a statement from the council.

The course aims to help individuals gain an improved vocabulary on issues of race, racism, ethnicity, and equity, along with increased knowledge on systemic and interpersonal racism. Participants will also develop an understanding of how political, economic, and sociocultural practice shapes identity, power, privilege, and oppression. Among the learning outcomes are increased awareness of unconscious prejudice and bias, along with strategies to address anti-Black racism within society and the workplace.

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Developed as a step toward eliminating racial inequalities through education, discussion, and respect, the course is intended for individuals seeking a diverse and inclusive community through a deeper understanding of race-related issues. and racism against blacks.

The University of Windsor Continuing Education will issue a Certificate of Completion to individuals who complete the course.

The course will be held virtually on Thursdays, February 24 through March 31, from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm Kaitlyn Ellsworth, the university’s Black Student Support Coordinator, will teach the course.

Organizations are invited to enroll their teams as part of the diversity and inclusion training. Group rates are available. Email [email protected] for more details.

People can register through the continuing education registration page

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