In recognition of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21, UBC is hosting Complicity and Complexity: Realities of Racism at UBC Conference focused on the need for greater literacy and conversation about race and racism on campus.

We have also listed a number of campus and community events which are related to the themes of race and racism in March.

We acknowledge that these events will be taking place on the occupied, unceded, traditional, and ancestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nation.

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Join the conversation about race and racism – Events at UBC in March 2016

Scroll below for a list of events taking place at UBC Vancouver related to race and racism. We encourage you to attend the events to continue these important conversations.


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Rule Out Racism 2016 – UBC Okanagan

Rule Out Racism is a week-long series of events organized by the UBC Okanagan Equity and Inclusion Office focused on the need for greater literacy and conversation about race and racism within the UBC community. Go here for information about events being held during Rule Out Racism Week on the Okanagan campus.

Complicity and Complexity: Realities of Racism at UBC Conference

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
9:00am to 4:00pm (see agenda below)
Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 NW Marine Drive (Wayfinding at UBC)

Event is free and open to the UBC community.
Space is still available – please drop by at anytime today.

Partners: We are grateful for the generous support of the Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC Human Resources, Office of the Provost and VP Academic, and Vice President, Students.


Keynote Speaker – Annette Henry

12:30pm-1:30pm
Join Annette Henry, Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education in the Faculty of Education for the keynote presentation and discussion.

Please join us for lunch before the keynote from 11:45am – 12:30pm.


CONFERENCE AGENDA

9:00-9:30am Registration and Networking
9:30-10:00am Opening remarks
10:00am – 10:30am
Morning Presentations

  • Genetic Ancestry Testing and the Meaning of Race
    Wendy Roth, Associate professor, Department of Sociology
  • Development of Implicit Race Bias
    Antonya Gonzalez
    , PhD student, Developmental Psychology program
  • Toward a History of Counselling Psychology in Coast Salish Territory: Reimagining an Inclusive Profession
    Dan Clegg,
    Counselling Psychology doctoral student in the Faculty of Education
  • “At UBC Centennial: Who are We? Where are We? When are We?”
    Henry Yu
    , Professor, Department of History
11:00-11:45am Panel Discussion following the morning presentations
11:45-12:30pm Lunch and networking
12:30-1:30pm Keynote Presentation with Annette Henry:

“We especially welcome applications from visible minorities”: Reflections on Race, Gender and Life at UBC

1:30-2:00pm Keynote Discussion
2:00-2:45pm Afternoon Presentations

  • Continuing Dialogues: Race and Reality in Hua Communities at UBC
    Syed Faiz Jaffar (UBC Hua Dialogues)
  • UBC’s Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies Program: Looking back and learning from the last 100 years at UBC
    Dominique Bautista
  • The Middleeasteriszation of Pakistan
    Hussain Khan
2:45-3:30pm Panel Discussion following the afternoon presentations
3:45-4:00pm Closing remarks

Notable Events in March

The events listed here have themes that are related to race and racism. We encourage you to attend the events to continue these important conversations.

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The Canadian Race Relations Foundation presents the national, “coast-to-coast,” inter-university dialogue on “diversity and unity” to be held on March 21, the International Day to Eliminate Racism. During this radio dialogue, about 30 UBC undergraduates will be one of the four campus cohorts participating online.
Monday, March 21, 2016
10:00am
The “coast-to-coast” dialogue will begin at 10:00am at the UBC campus. This particular dialogue is part of a larger event- “Canada Lecture: Campus” – which is a one-day cross-Canada event that features four presentations made by leading academics on diversity and unity. Participating students will break off into smaller groups to have productive discussions about fostering inclusion and advancing unity on university campuses, which includes the “coast-to-coast” dialogue by UBC.Contact Prof. Robert Daum, University of British Columbia – Vancouver, BC robert.daum@ubc.ca for more information.See the event poster in English here: Canada-Lecture-Poster-EN

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InterculturalU 2016: Connecting Cultures through Art

InterculturalU is an exciting event devoted to increasing intercultural understanding on our campus. Please join us in celebrating diversity and promoting a more equitable campus.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
5 to 7 pm

Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 NW Marine Drive, (Wayfinding at UBC)

Learn more and register

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Theatre for Living presents: Reclaiming Hope

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
7:30pm
UBC First Nations Longhouse, Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, 1985 West Mall

Please RSVP by emailing rsvp@theatreforliving.com, or calling the office at 604.871.0508.
All the community events are by donation.

Presented in partnership with UBC First Nations House of Learning & UBC Vancouver Equity and Inclusion Office.

The Social Justice Institute Presents: “Celia’s Song” by Lee Maracle, as part of a Noted Scholars Lecture Series

Thursday, March 24, 2016
12pm-1pm
Liu Institute for Global Issues
Multipurpose Room, 6476 NW Marine Drive

Synopsis
Mink is a witness, a shape shifter, compelled to follow the story that has ensnared Celia and her village, on the West coast of Vancouver Island in Nuu’Chahlnuth territory.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged. Lunch will be provided.

See the event poster here

Thursday, March 10

Connection Week 2016: Country in Focus

St. Lucia in the Caribbean and Somaliland in Africa

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
UBC Global Lounge

Presented by the UBC Caribbean African Association

At this year’s Country in Focus we wish to shine the spotlight on St. Lucia in the Caribbean and Somaliland in Africa.

The aim of this event is to spark conversation that will widen and enhance our knowledge about these particular countries. We hope to educate you on their cultural and socio-economic diversity.

Speakers: Aden Harris Koshen & Tanya Paul

Dresscode: Casual
Food: Snacks and drinks will be provided
Location: UBC Global Lounge
Entry: Free

Changing Landscapes in the Middle East

Panel and Workshop
6 PM – 8 PM
Liu Institute for Global Issues – IdeasXChange
This event is FREE of charge, but RSVP is required! http://ideasxchange-mar10-2016-middle-east.eventbrite.ca/

Join us with our special speakers as they share with us their perspectives and stories on the conflicts taking place in the Middle East, particularly in Syria. We will talk about the issues happening in the ground, humanizing the conflict, and what can be done to alleviate the suffering.

This will be followed by a workshop where we will all share ideas and come up with action items. Food and beverages will be provided!

RSVP

Screening of “Gold Fever”

Come join Amnesty International UBC’s screening of ‘Gold Fever’ in solidarity with those adversely affected by Canadian gold mining in Guatemala.
6 PM – 8 PM
Henry Angus, room 345
Come join Amnesty International UBC’s screening of ‘Gold Fever’ in solidarity with those adversely affected by Canadian gold mining in Guatemala.

FREE popcorn, pop, and juice will be provided as refreshments!

Presented by Amnesty International UBC

Friday, March 11

Intercultural Dance Party

5:30 PM – 8 PM
UBC Global Lounge

Join us for our final Intercultural Dialogue before the Intercultural Fair. This time we’ll stepping, swinging, winin’, grooving and jiving through the world of dance!

We’ll be learning the traditional and contemporary dances from different cultures, all taught by some amazing UBC student clubs.

Presented by UBC Intercultural Alliance

Education of Tribes (Indigenous People) in India: Policies, Programmes and Progress

Seminar
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Neville Scarfe 310 – EDAL-EDST

Presented by Indigenous Education, Faculty of Education UBC

Tuesday, March 15

Film Screening: Highway of Tears

5:30 PM – 9 PM
Michael Kings Mill Forum (4th floor)
AMS Nest

We are excited to be screening the film “Highway of Tears,” a powerful examination of the murders and disappearances of the many young Aboriginal women along highway 16 in British Columbia, and how their communities are affected.

Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with guest speakers providing personal insight into this issue and the role of both the government and communities.

Presented by Amnesty International UBC

Thursday, March 17

Sikkimese Public Culture: Reconstructing Ethno-Cultural Histories Through Visuality

1 PM – 2 PM
C.K. Choi 201 – Centre for India and South Asia Research

Presented by the Institute of Asian Research

Our Hope and Native Land? A Multi-faith Symposium on Refugee Settlement

9 AM – 12 PM
UBC Chapel of Epiphany

Our Home and Native Land? A Multi-Faith Symposium on Refugee Settlement

Join us for a timely and fascinating symposium entitled “Our Home and Native Land? A Multi-faith Symposium on Refugee Settlement” with Keynote speaker Dr. Harold Troper, co-author of None is Too Many: Canada and the Jews of Europe, 1933-1948. With commentators representing Islamic, Jewish, and Indigenous Christian traditions: Imam Balal Khokhar, Rabbi Dan Moskovitz, and Reverend Mary Fontaine.

This is a free, public event, but please RSVP by Wednesday, March 16th to interreligiousstudies@vst.edu

Presented by the Vancouver School of Theology

Friday, March 18

Sexual Violence in Asian Communities in Canada

12 PM – 1 PM
Lillooet Room (301)
IKB Library

Join Dr. Nora Angeles, Dr. JP Catungal, and K.Ho as they discuss sexual violence in Asian communities in Canada. The audience will engage in a facilitated dialogue with the panelists as we explore how sexual violence impacts Asian communities in Canada through the context of colonization and racism.

Presented by UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program

Saturday, March 19

Humans without Borders – A Global Perspective on Migration

11:30 AM – 4 PM
Peter A. Allard School of Law

Come join us to discuss a topical issue in human rights: human migration.

This year’s conference will examine topics of human migration around the world, including conflict-induced migration from Syria, undocumented migration in North America, and refugee law and resettlement in Canada.

Presented by Amnesty International UBC

Malaysia Singapore Night 2016

6:30 PM – 9 PM
UBC SUB Ballroom

The Singapore Student Association and the Seri Malaysia Club proudly present Malaysia Singapore Night 2016! The theme this year is “Persahabatan Kita – Our Friendship”. Prepare yourselves for a momentous night of splendid performances by our talented actors, singers, and dancers while you dine on authentic Southeast Asian cuisine. Better still, it’s a chance for you to come dressed in your favourite traditional costumes!

Dress code: Smart casual / Traditional

Doors open: 6:00PM (Come early for our Photobooth!)
Program starts: 6:30PM
Program ends: 9:00PM

Tickets required.

Presented by Singapore Student Association and Seri Malaysia Club

Impact Lab Spring 2016 – From Conversation to Change

9 AM – 4 PM
Global Lounge

Impact Lab is a semi-annual 1-day (9am-4pm) conference featuring workshops presented by a diverse group of UBC student leaders representing 40 globally minded clubs and organizations on campus. We will have a keynote speaker at this event (TBA)!
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Presented by UBC Global Lounge

UBC ASA presents: Nowruz 1395

6 PM – 11 PM
AMS Nest

The Afghan Students Association at UBC would like you to join us to celebrate Nowruz 1395. Experience a night with food, music, fashion show and much more. The event is going to be held at “The Nest”, the newly built student union building at UBC. If you want to experience the rich culture and traditions of Afghanistan, look no further and sign up for your tickets today!

Presented by Afghan Students Association

Monday, March 21

Canadian Race Relations Foundation presents: Coast to Coast

10 AM PT
Webcast link here

Presented by UBC Prof. Robert Daum

Tuesday, March 22

Complicity & Complexity: Realities of Racism at UBC Conference

9 AM – 4 PM
Liu Institute for Global Issues

Presented by UBC Equity and Inclusion Office

InterculturalU 2016: Connecting Cultures through Art

5 PM – 7 PM
Liu Institute for Global Issues

Presented by UBC Equity Ambassadors

“Lessons Learnt from Organizing” (Panel moderated by Benita Bunjun)

3:30 PM – 5 PM
Jack Bell Building 124

Presented by GRSJ and RAGA UBC

Wednesday, March 23

Theatre for Living presents: Reclaiming Hope

7:30 PM
UBC First Nations Longhouse
Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall

Thursday, March 24

“Celia’s Song” by Lee Maracle

Part of a Noted Scholars Lecture Series
12 PM – 1 PM
Liu Institute for Global Issues
Multipurpose Room

Presented by Social Justice Institute, GRSJ UBC

Saturday, March 26

2nd Annual Nehiyo-pasqua-itsimowan Pow-wow at UBC

12 PM – 11:30 PM
AMS Nest

The First Nations Studies Student Association (FNSSA) invites you to the 2nd Annual Nehiyo-pasqua-itsimowan Pow-wow at UBC. We acknowledge that this event is taking place on traditional, ancestral & unceded Musqueam territory. Pow-wow is not a traditional ceremony of the Musqueam people. We hold our hands up in gratitude.

Presented by the First Nations Studies Student Association

Friday, April 1

Sexism, Racism, and Speciesism: Intersecting Oppressions with Elise Desaulniers

12:30 PM – 2 PM
MacMillan Building 258

Social justice, animal justice and environmental justice are intimately connected and we should no longer treat them as separate issues. Speaking from an eco-feminist perspective, Élise Desaulniers will demonstrate why our relationship with non-human animals is at the core of our struggle against many forms of human oppression. She will offer suggestions to support the development of an animal rights movement that acts in solidarity with other progressive and environmental movements. Finally, she will raise some questions about the role of women in the animalist movement.