On Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., you are invited to join a virtual discussion for Black History Month on Anti-Blackness on Higher Education with Dr. Funké Aladejebi from the University of Toronto! This discussion is part of the TRU Students’ Union’s Breaking Bread series which brings together small groups of students with community leaders to share perspectives, foster connections, and build community.
Dr. Funké Aladejebi is a history professor whose work frequently explores how legacies of race, gender, and migration influence the contemporary educational encounters of Black Canadian communities. This work has a particular focus on oral history, the history of education in Canada, Black Canadian women’s history, and transnationalism.
This virtual discussion will cover a wide area of topics based on participants’ interests. Some topics it will touch on include:
How have post-secondary institutions been responding since the Black Lives Matter movement has come back into the forefront of popular culture?
What is the history of anti-blackness in higher education broadly and what has that looked like specifically in the Canadian context?
How can professors become adequate and resourceful allies during the current climate?
How have post-secondary institutions been incorporating black history into their curriculums?
If you are a student who is interested in joining this discussion sign up below! After signing up, you will receive more information and a link to join the virtual discussion!