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Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS)

CIARS

The Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies

Research and teaching in the areas of equity, anti-racism praxis and alternative knowledges in education.

CIARS was established in the 1996-97 session, bringing together faculty and students whose research interests and political commitments are in anti-racism. The Centre provides a supportive research environment, linking communities of colour, marginalized communities, and the university.

The mandate of CIARS, namely the fostering of interdisciplinary anti-racism studies in education, embraces a broad view of education. In CIARS' view, education is defined as those processes that influence and contribute to how individuals and their communities come to know the world and act within it.

CIARS' faculty and students working in the field of anti-racism are deeply committed to an integrative view: all systems of oppression are interlocked and a study of one such system, racism, necessarily entails a study of class exploitation, sexism, ableism and heterosexism.

Recent research by associated faculty includes work on schooling and education, for example, research on inclusive schooling practices, and drawing from resources of the home, family and community in improving youth educational activities. In addition, CIARS' core faculty interests include research on the judicial system, immigration, unions, community development, community-state relations and globalization and its effects on communities of colour.
 


Events

DECOLONIZING CONFERENCE CIARS 2016

"RACE, ANTI-RACISM AND INDIGENEITY: ANTI-COLONIAL RESURGENCE AND DECOLONIAL RESISTANCE" CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS submit your abstract her

NOVEMBER 3∙4∙5∙ 2016. OISE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, 252 BLOOR ST. W

See conference website

www.decolonizingconference.com

 

A Roundtable Discussion Event

Critical Anti-Racism and Anti-Colonial Praxis in the 21st Century 

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 @ OISE, 12th Floor, Nexus Lounge, 6- 8 pm

 


Organizers:

CIARS

HARRIET TUBMAN INSTITUTE

NEW COLLEGE

EQUITY STUDIES

CARIBBEAN STUDIES

 

Chair

Michelle Johnson, Harriet Tubman Institute, York University

speakers

Sabrine Azraq, M.Ed. student dept. of Social Justice Education, Teaching Assistant and Student Activist. 

Francisco Villegas PhD, lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto Scarborough.

Jill Carter, Assistant Professor Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, Transitional Year Programme, Aboriginal Studies Program, University of Toronto. -

Wanja Gitari, Associate Professor, Transitional Year Programme. CTL cross appointed, OISE, University of Toronto. 

Alissa Trotz, Associate Professor, Caribbean Studies, New College and Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto. 

Stanley Doyle Wood

Acting Director, Equity Studies New College, University of Toronto.

Melanie Newton, Director of CS, Caribbean Studies, University of Toronto.

Ximena Martinez, PhD student, Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto. 

 

YOUTH, RACE, AND CRIMINALIZATION: BUILDING SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS FROM THE MARGINS

A Panel Discussion Event

Date: Thursday, January 28th, 2016 in Dean's Board Room, 12-199 OISE

Start time: 5:30pm (refreshments and social)

252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6