International Day for the Elimination of Racism 2017

March 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
York University, Keele Campus, 519 Kaneff Tower
4700 Keele St
North York, ON M3J 1P3

Theme: Race, Inclusion and Supportive Environments @ 150

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (REI) along with the Race, Inclusion and Supportive Environments Committee (RISE) would like to invite you to the Race, Inclusion and Supportive Environments @150 symposium, in acknowledgement of the Sesquicentennial and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. As Canada turns 150, it is an ideal time to reflect and bring attention to issues of racism and inclusion for racialized and Indigenous peoples who are part of post-secondary institutions, whether as staff, faculty or students.

The RISE working group aims to foster an inclusive environment with the purpose of working towards the elimination of racism at York University. Recognizing the intersection of race with other personal identities, which fall under the protected grounds of the Ontario Human Rights Code the committee aims to create mechanisms for support and proactive institutional practices to remove barriers and increase access and agency for York’s racialized members. To find out more about the RISE committee, please visit

To see the event program and to register, click here.


Lunch will be provided. This event is free of cost. 
For accommodation-related requests for either session, please contact Jodie Glean;