overhead view of highway cloverleaf intersectionThe Anti-Black Racism Professional Development Series will foster dialogue in sessions April 28 and May 18.

Workshops to address anti-Black racism

Two workshops in the Anti-Black Racism Professional Development Series continue its work to enhance awareness and understanding about anti-Black racism, how to address it, and how to be an ally.

The series is intended to foster dialogue, encourage reflexibility, challenge misconceptions, and leverage the lived experiences of participants. Sessions this week and mid-May are offered online, open only to UWindsor faculty and staff:

Blackness and Intersectionality: Checking the Visible and Invisible Boxes
Thursday, April 28, 10 a.m. to noon
This session will provide an overview of how race and other social identities intersect, overlap and interact with one another. It will also examine the relationship between a person’s intersecting identities, different power structures, and the complexities of racism.

Understanding Whiteness, Privilege and Being an Active Ally
Wednesday, May 18, 10 a.m. to noon
This session will explore the concepts of whiteness and privilege, how these get manifested and how they contribute to anti-Black racism. It will also highlight what it means to be an active ally working against anti-Black racism and explore strategies and approaches to challenge racism and make a more respectful, inclusive, and equitable campus.

Find more information and registration details on the series website.