This fall, Brock University will be the host site for the White Privilege Symposium- Canada (WPSC). The two-day event Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 will use a format of guest speakers and group workshops to examine the impacts of, and solutions to, racial and cultural oppression.
Organized by Racial Climate Task Force at Brock University, and supported by the US conference group, the WPSC will be themed “Academics & Activists: Advocating for Equity, Justice and Action”, and is expected to draw upwards of 200 attendees from Canada and the U.S. (About 2,500 attended the 17th annual White Privilege Conference, held in April in Philadelphia.)
Topping the list of speakers at Brock will be American scholar and racial justice activist Eddie Moore, who founded the White Privilege Conference as well as The Privilege Institute, which engages people in research, education and leadership through workshops and conferences.
Jasiri X is honored to present his keynote, ” “America’s Most Wanted: Hip Hop,Media, and Mass Incarceration” on
Saturday October 1, 2016 at 1pm. Other scheduled keynotes include Shauneen Pete, a First Nations educator and University of Regina associate professor; Ritu Bhasin, a Canadian lawyer and equity consultant; Afua Cooper, the dub poet who is also the James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies and professor at Dalhousie University and U.S. author and racial justice educator Debby Irving.