The United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is on March 21 and recognizes that the injustices and prejudices fueled by racial discrimination take place every day.

The Government of Canada identifies this date as "an opportunity to reflect on the fact that while progress has been made, Indigenous Peoples, racialized communities and religious minorities in Canada continue to face racism and discrimination every day. It is also a day to re-commit our efforts to combat all forms of racial discrimination, injustice, systemic racism and hate to ensure a world where everyone is respected, safe, and has equitable access to contribute meaningfully to all aspects of society."

Resisting Equity and Inclusion with Dr. Ismaël Traoré

On Friday, March 25 the Centre for Intercultrual Engagement and SIETAR BC proudly presented a virtual speaking engagement with Dr. Ismaël Traoré. Following the success of previous presentations by Dr. Traoré at Langara College (Becoming a White Anti-racist, Nov. 2019 and Developing an Anti-racist Organization, Feb 2021), this talk explored resistance to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) work within organizations. Participants were presented a model to understand the unique contours of EDI resistance and some of its overt and subtle manifestations, and asked to reflect on how resistance to EDI work appears in their organizational contexts.

This event was recorded March 25, 2022. The recording is available for a limited time only.

UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Resources

Events, Courses, Webinars

Resources & Support Services

The CIE has put together some resources for both employees and students should anyone experience or witness a racist incident on campus. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but to be a resource of support and information for our community. If you have suggestions for articles, podcasts, webinars, events, etc., we invite you to contact our office.