Rule Out Racism 2015 – Resources

UBC Vancouver Campus Resources

Resources and Supports for Respectful Debate

Respectful Environment Statement for Students, Faculty and Staff

Since 2008, UBC has had a Statement on Respectful Environment for Students, Faculty and Staff.  It is a comprehensive statement issued by the UBC Executive about our commitment to a respectful environment, the responsibilities of members of the community, and how to address related concerns.

UBC Workshops Held Year-Round

Really? Campaign
The Really? campaign promotes intercultural understanding and respect for diversity on campus. This program aims to empower individuals to respond to discriminatory comments or situations, creating active witnesses for the UBC community. “Really?” is more than just a project name; it is also a word that a bystander can use to disrupt a hurtful conversation or behaviour.

Really? workshops can be requested at by groups across campus, and information about upcoming workshops can also be requested there.

Panel Discussion – March 20,2015 – Video: UNB defends prof’s academic freedom in wake of racism complaint

Panelist Resources
 – Read Magnolia Pauker’s opening statement “Towards academic freedom”

Read the article: Equity and Inclusion office challenged racism with Rule Out Racism week

Rule Out Racism 2015 – Workshop Resources

“Let’s Talk About Racism and Residence” (March 17, 2015)
This workshop was presented by two Residence Advisors who live in Totem Park həm’ləsəm’ building – Samantha Truong and Paige Lougheed. They will discuss how Residence Advisors at UBC are trained to confront racism in residencies and share lived experiences on how they have handled difficult situations.
> Link to presentation

Where Are We In The World? Film Screening (March 18, 2015)
Where Are We in the World? is a series of films that feature sites around the Lower Mainland shaped by often ignored or hidden histories of struggle and agency. The focus of this new initiative is to provide a strong foundation experientially to answer the question of “where” we are in terms of UBC and Vancouver as places on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories.
> Watch the films on Youtube

Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, Aboriginal Initiatives
CTLT – Programming and Resources
> CTLT – Additional Partner Resources

More than Hammer and Nails: Having Difficult Conversations and Building Allyship
Cultivating the tools for having difficult conversations about race, ethnicity, and racism requires more than knowing the right terms and supporting the right causes. In this workshop, we will work through how to build allyship and engage in difficult conversations, by considering how power, privilege, and oppression intersect at different times and contexts. These tools are more than just ‘hammer and nails’ but a set of skills that develop over time and space. This process will carry the message of equity and inclusion across and beyond the UBC campus. Co-Facilitators: Alden E. Habacon, Rachael E. Sullivan
> Link to “You’re calling me a racist?” The Moral and Emotional Regulation of Antiracism and Feminism, Sarita Srivastava, Signs, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Autumn 2005)