Wednesday, 9 March 2016

celebrations of women's history and current achievements, here are links

 celebrations of women's history and current achievements, here are links to a groundbreaking achievement by a Black Canadian scholar and on some critical issues confronting women on Canadian campuses today.

1. The February 2016 CAUT Bulletin is on the long-overdue issue of "Confronting everyday racism on Canadian campuses". It interviews Audrey Kobayashi (Queen's) and Marie Battiste (Saskatchewan) among other Indigenous and racialized scholars.
Confronting everyday racism on Canadian campuses

2. The February 2016 issue also includes excerpts from Dr. Malinda Smith's acceptance speech at the Canadian Association of University Teachers’s AGM in Nov last year. Dr, Smith (PoliSci, U of Alberta) received CAUT's prestigious 2015 Equity Award in recognition for her struggle for equity and justice over more than 20 years to improve the status of women, racialized minorities, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ2S community.
"Malinda Smith has had her fill of well-meaning policies and symbolic gestures. If universities really believe in equity, they should stop talking about…" <read more>
Words are not enough: To achieve equity requires real action, says Malinda Smith

3. Prof. Minelle Mahtani interviews three powerhouse professors on her radio show, Sense of Place (Vancouver's @RoundhouseRadio) on "Race in the Ivory Tower":  Dr. Annette Henry (organizer of the Race Literacies: Black Canadian Speaker Series at UBC), Dr. Malinda Smith (University of Alberta) and Sr. Sunera Thobani (Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, UBC). NB. This is a must-listen! It reveals startling new statistics on equity in the academy.
To listen: