Anti-Racist Teaching Series: Identity Matters: Connecting Power, Privilege and Bias to Anti-Racism Work – January 21, 2021

Event Date & Time

  • January 21, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

This workshop is full please add your name to the waitlist HERE


This workshop has been designed for instructors who are interested in joining conversations about anti-racism and looking for an entry point to their learning journey. This session introduces fundamental concepts such as power, privilege, and positionally, and builds a strong foundation to support your learning in anti-racism and its application to teaching and learning. This workshop is meant to be an introductory session to the Anti-Racist Teaching Series.

This session is a blend of asynchronous and synchronous components. Prior to the 90-minute synchronous workshop, participants will work asynchronously on the Introduction to Power, Privilege and Bias module (a module adapted from the introductory course on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Teaching and Learning). 

For the synchronous component, participants will meet through Zoom and:

  • Engage in conversation on concepts introduced in the module;
  • Share their insights from the online module;
  • Extend their learning into anti-racism in teaching and learning.

Our goal for this blended session is to build a strong conceptual foundation for participants to further explore anti-racism in teaching and learning.

Pre-work prior to the workshop:

You will receive an email 10-days in advance of the synchronous session, with instructions on how to complete the asynchronous component. The module is self-paced, and it is your responsibility to ensure that you complete the module before the synchronous session on January 21. We estimate the online module to take most participants approximately 1.5 hours to complete. 

The online module was designed to introduce you to some complex issues surrounding the concepts and theoretical frameworks of identities, power, and privilege. You will be presented with self-reflective exercises, informative activities and videos to help you explore and consider how identities, power and privilege intersect with your teaching pedagogy and your personal, professional, and academic lives.

For any questions about this blended session or the pre-work, please email


  • Sue Hampton, Educational Consultant, CTLT
  • Hanae Tsukada, Educational Strategist, CTLT and Equity & Inclusion Office

Workshop Series: Cultivating Anti-Racism, Solidarity, and Inclusion

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.

This event will be hosted online on Zoom.