Webinar: Addressing Anti-Asian Racism
February 09, 2021
February 9th, 2021, a webinar was held for the release of Addressing Anti-Asian Racism: A Resource for Educators. This event happened at an opportune time to both acknowledge and celebrate Black History Month, and to highlight Lunar New Year.
While the webinar addressed the increase of anti-Asian racism in the current reality of the pandemic, this form of racism was also placed within a historical, social and systemic context and backdrop, centring Black and Indigenous identities and liberation as a necessary positioning when understanding anti-Asian racism, in order to disrupt white supremacy, colonialism and capitalism.
“The anti-Asian discrimination resurfacing today has deep historical, colonial roots in this country and this is an urgent time to ensure we end this troubled history of racism,” noted ETFO president Sam Hammond. “At the same time, we must recognize that to enrich students’ knowledge and understanding of Canadian history, we must go beyond the curriculum to also affirm and value Black and Indigenous Peoples’ lives.”
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