In an update issued Friday to the campus community, UWindsor president Robert Gordon outlined the steps taken so far to combat systemic anti-Black racism at the University.
“We need to fully address racial injustice, as it manifests in society, and as it has manifested on our campus,” he wrote, calling actions to date a “starting point.” Among them are:
- the establishment of an anti-Black racism working group drawing on experienced Black faculty, students, staff, and board members;
- the hiring of an anti-Black racism strategic planning officer and a special projects co-ordinator to provide strategic insight and support;
- finalizing the terms of reference, call for nominations, and nomination processes for the Anti-Black Racism Task Force, launched Friday; and
- creation of the University’s Anti-Black Racism website.
“There is much more to do,” Dr. Gordon concludes. “A truly inclusive future for the University of Windsor begins with our actions and choices today.”