On Tuesday, November 8 from 1pm-2:30pm, the Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union hosted a discussion to share experiences of racism both at the university and in the Kamloops community. The discussion was open to students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members, and was facilitated by Evelyn Aseidu, a postdoctoral research fellow at the university.

During the discussion, participants were encouraged to share their experiences with racism and discuss ways to combat it. Topics included racism in the workplace, on campus, and in the wider community. The discussion was designed to be a safe and inclusive space for participants to share their thoughts and experiences.

This discussion was 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. Participants received a free lunch. Sign-ups were open to secure a spot.