Race Inclusion and Supportive Environments (RISE)

In commemoration of Black History Month, RISE invites you to join us on Wednesday February 14, 2018 as we recognize the Library’s new Critical Race Theory research guide and celebrate the works of Anton Wilhelm Amo, the first known Enlightenment philosopher of African descent.

Header: RISE: Race, Inclusion, and Supportive Environments. York University Committee. To the left, a sketch of Amo. To the right, the text “Black History Month 2018. Theme: Celebrating Black Knowledge in the Academy. Co-sponsored by RISE and York University Libraries. Below, in red, the text: Critical Race Theory and Anton Wilhelm Amo (1703-1756). Join us as we recognize the Library’s new Critical Race Theory research guide and celebrate the works of Anton Wilhelm Amo, the first known Enlightenment philosopher of African descent. Below, a title header with the text “Public Talks” In this section the following text: Opening re marks. Then, Black Knowledge in Academia, Professor Andrea Davis, Chair, Department of Humanities, York University. CERLAC and Harriet Tubman Institute Research Fellow. Then, Reflection on Amo, Professor George Dei, OISE, University of Toronto. Then, Musical Tribute, ASHIYA. Below, a section block with the text: Wednesday February 14th, 2018.1:00-3:00pm.Scott Library Collaboratory (2nd floor).Light refreshments.All welcome Below, in the footer on the left side is, the York University logo and the text: To request an accommodation, contact Natasha Prashad at prashadn@yorku.ca. This poster is available in alternate accessible formats upon request. On the right side of the footer is the text Please note: this event will be video-recorded.

 

Click here to download this poster in PDF format.

This event is free of charge and is open to all who are interested in participating in this important conversation. For more information, visit: http://rights.info.yorku.ca/bhm2018/

  • For any accessibility-related accommodations, please contact Natasha Prashad at prashadn@yorku.ca

This event is co-sponsored by RISE and York University Libraries. 


About RISE:

RISE was established in 2016 to enhance the university community’s ability to bring issues of race and racism to the forefront of conversations on York campuses. RISE reports to the President's Advisory Committee on Human Rights (PACHR), and is supported by the Centre for Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion.

The RISE Committee 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 including age, ancestry, citizenship, creed (religion), colour, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender identity (gender expression), marital status, sex (including pregnancy), place of origin, record of offences, receipt of public assistance, and sexual orientation, 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.

Committee members will provide proactive consultations on:

  • Policy review and revision
  • Program development
  • Resources development
  • Community engagement initiatives

Contact Us

E-mail: rise@yorku.ca

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