Cultivating Solidarity and Nurturing an Anti-racist Teaching Practice – August 5, 2020

Event Date & Time

  • August 5, 2020
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. This event will hosted online on Zoom. 

2020 is an exceptionally challenging and wildly important time to be an educator, as our students grapple with traumatic images in the media, isolation from their regular social connections, and some big questions that arise as a result of current events. Increasingly 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 change. In this workshop, participants will be guided through reflection on their own roles as educators, and develop an introductory understanding of concepts such as anti-racism, “safe space”, privilege, allyship, and solidarity especially in the context of online teaching and learning. This workshop will also include the identification of harmful phrases and ideas that could lead to further marginalization of racialized students. Particular attention will be paid to helping educators navigate emotion, controversy, and difficult subjects in their classes, while contributing to solidarity efforts. This workshop is intended to be a learning space for UBC faculty members across all disciplines to reflect on their teaching practice, cultivate active solidarity, and to prepare for educating in a time of great change.


  • Kari Grain, Analyst, Experiential and Integrated Learning, CTLT
  • Emily Clare, Equity Facilitator, Equity and Inclusion Office
  • Hanae Tsukada, Educational Strategist, CTLT

Please ensure you have your own quiet space, a computer with a webcam and headphones or earbuds.