Promoting Equity through Language

Engaging in Discussions on Race and Racism

While attending the University of British Columbia, Samantha had the privilege of taking a course titled African/Black Women in the Americas offered by the esteemed scholar Dr. Delia Douglas.

Dr. Douglas is an internationally recognized expert on race and gender studies who has been invited to speak at the United Nations, the Department of Canadian Heritage, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

In her talk at Lakeshore, Samantha will discuss how learning from Dr. Douglas opened her eyes to the pervasive, lasting, and often covert impacts of systemic racism in North America. Samantha hopes to share some of what she has learned about how to use language to promote equity and demonstrate an awareness of systemic injustice.

  • Service Leader – Selina Rooker
  • Musicians – Kerry-Anne Kutz & Michael Cartile
  • Zoom host – Margaret Godbeer
  • On-line greeters – Nancy Schmidt & Sari Kelen

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