Invitation to Participate in the National Dialogues and Action for Inclusive Higher Education and Communities
From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost
Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
Date: September 24, 2020
Re: Invitation to Participate in the National Dialogues and Action for Inclusive Higher Education and Communities
Dear members of the U of T community:
The University of Toronto has partnered with over 50 other Canadian universities and colleges across the country to come together to facilitate a national conversation to develop concrete actions for change in higher education and in our communities with a focus on anti-Black racism and Black inclusion.
The virtual Dialogues and Action will take place over two days Thursday, October 1st, and Friday, October 2nd, 2020. The first day will focus on systemic anti-Black racism, key barriers to Black inclusion and approaches to identifying and responding to them, while the second day will focus on developing concrete actions and accountability mechanisms for structural and systemic change.
The outcome of the deliberations will inform the creation of a charter of principles and commitments, which will support the implementation of the actions identified, and help to sustain an enduring culture against anti-Black racism and in support of Black inclusion.
This is an important initiative and a unique opportunity to learn, deliberate and advance equity and inclusion with counterparts from various universities and institutions within our sector. As you know, many colleagues will be participating in the National Dialogues and we would like to take this opportunity to encourage the U of T community to make the time to participate.
For more information, please visit the National Dialogues and Action for Inclusive Higher Education and Communities website.