Anti-Racist Teaching Series

This is an exceptionally challenging and wildly important time to be an educator, as our students grapple with isolation from their regular social connections, a new (and mostly online) educational landscape, traumatic images in the media, and some big questions that arise as a result of current events. Sometimes referred to as a “double pandemic,” the systemic racism resulting in George Floyd’s murder and the COVID-19 crisis have created circumstances that challenge us to reflect, unlearn, look inward, and imagine new ways to generate educational – and societal – change. This workshop series is for UBC faculty, staff, and educators who wish to cultivate a teaching or facilitation practice that serves as a form of solidarity, and is premised upon research and popular education pedagogy in the areas of anti-racism, equity, and inclusion. 

In this workshop series, participants will be guided through reflection on their own roles and fears as educators, and develop an introductory understanding of concepts such as anti-racism, privilege, allyship, and solidarity especially in the context of online teaching and learning. This workshop series also includes the identification and intensive unpacking of harmful phrases that can lead to further marginalization of racialized or excluded students. Particular attention will be paid to helping educators with specific teaching strategies, practical tools, and relevant resources for their teaching practice.

This workshop series is intended to be a learning space for UBC faculty, staff, and educators across all disciplines to reflect on their teaching practice, cultivate active solidarity, and to prepare for educating in a time of great change. We welcome participants from a broad spectrum of existing knowledge on these topics, all the way from an introductory level to an advanced level; All are welcome.

Anti-Racist Teaching Series: Anti-Racism and Solidarity in University Teaching – October 16, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • October 16, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

Registration for this workshop is full. Please add your name to this waitlist, you will be contacted if a spot opens up.  Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. This event will hosted online on Zoom.  This foundational workshop offers participants an overview of key ideas related to anti-racism, solidarity, and inclusion in (more…)

Anti-Racist Teaching Series: Navigating Emotional Responses in the Classroom – November 5, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • November 5, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

Registration for this workshop is full. Please add your name to this waitlist, you will be contacted if a spot opens up.  Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. This event will hosted online on Zoom.  This workshop offers frameworks for participants to explore their own emotional responses to topics surrounding race, racialization, (more…)

Anti-Racist Teaching Series: Identifying and Responding to Harmful Phrases: A practice-based workshop – November 9, 2020


Event Date & Time

  • November 9, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

Registration for this workshop is full. Please add your name to this waitlist, you will be contacted if a spot opens up.  Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. This event will hosted online on Zoom.  This interactive and practice-based workshop provides a deep dive into common phrases that can further marginalize or (more…)