An overwhelming response to a call for Black alumni to join roundtable discussion of their experiences has led organizers to add sessions Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 1 and 2.
The meetings are an initial measure by the University to engage with its Black alumni to establish and rebuild relationships.
“We have seen a significant increase in interest,“ says Jeremiah Bowers-Vandusen, a current student and anti-Black racism projects assistant in the Office of the Vice-President Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. “This reconciliation process will not be easy or quick. Still, it is necessary in order to inform the University's work in creating a safer, more inclusive, and conducive future for Black students, staff, and faculty.”
The consultation sessions will be conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams and begin both days at 4 p.m. Participants are requested to register by visiting uwindsor.ca/antiblackracism/blackalumni.