Racism Forum April 27 – Everyone Welcome

The University of Winnipeg Responds to Maclean’s Magazine:

A Discussion of Race, Community and Possibilities.

 

Everyone is welcome to attend a free public forum on Monday, April 27 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, in  Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, 3RD Floor, Centennial Hall, UWinnipeg campus.

An important community discussion was sparked when a January cover article in the national magazine Maclean’s cited Winnipeg as the most racist city in Canada. Come join the conversation.

PANELISTS:

Nancy Macdonald, Maclean’s editor and author of the January article

Wab Kinew, Associate Vice-President, UWinnipeg; Chair, Mayor’s Indigenous Advisory Circle

Leah Gazan, instructor, Faculty of Education, UWinnipeg; member of Wood Mountain Lakota Nation; President of the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

Dr. Mary Jane Logan McCallum, associate professor, History, UWinnipeg; of Lunaape heritage and a member of the Munsee Delaware Nation; author of numerous publications

Rorie McLeod Arnould – President of the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association

 

MODERATOR:

Kevin Lamoureux, instructor, Faculty of Education’s ACCESS program; author of Inclusion in Partnership with the Winnipeg School Division and École River Heights School – a guide for teachers on how to include Aboriginal perspectives in their classrooms.

 

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MEDIA CONTACT

Diane Poulin, Senior Communications Specialist, The University of Winnipeg

P: 204.988.7135, E: d.poulin@uwinnipeg.ca

 

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1 Comment

  • Bill Stevens said...

    This would make a great podcast. The article has focused much-deserved attention on a situation that must be addressed rather than dismissed. I lived in Winnipeg more than 60 years and I know it has many great qualities, but racism has always been present.