Identity Matters: Connecting Power, Privilege and Bias to Anti-Racism Work – September 16, 2021

Event Date & Time

  • September 16, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

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, which are essential for understanding racism or developing anti-racist teaching practices.

The goal of this session is that participants develop a basic knowledge base about power and privilege, and its application to racism. As such, this session is not going to delve into “how to teach” with the ideas such as inclusion, equity, and anti-racism. If you already have this knowledge base, this session may not meet your expectations, and we recommend you to consider taking one of the more advanced Anti-Racist Teaching Workshops. If you have the knowledge base and still would like to engage in conversations with other participants, you are more than welcome to join the session.


This session is a blend of asynchronous and synchronous components – you must complete the asynchronous module in advance of the workshop.

Asynchronous Module (Pre-Work)

Canvas Module Link:

The asynchronous module is self-paced, and it is your responsibility to ensure that you complete the module before the synchronous session. We estimate the online module to take most participants approximately 2 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.


Synchronous Session

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 issues of racism.


Our goal for this blended session is to build a strong conceptual foundation that would support participants’ further learning about anti-racism in teaching and learning.


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


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

This event will be hosted online on Zoom.