The Centre for Race, Autobiography, Gender, and Aging Invites Faculty, Students and Community Groups to attend a FREE workshop
on Diversity, Equity and Social Justice in Policy Development and Service Delivery
Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
UBC C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall, Vancouver
This workshop focuses on identifying the major challenges to
implementing policies and practices committed to strengthening
diversity, equity and social justice within institutions and
organizations. How do we envision and implement social justice with the
goal of ensuring that our organizations are transformative and not
limited by reproducing the status quo? What are some of the strengths
and limitations of the strategies developed over the last ten years to
accomplish this goal?
Participation in this workshop will be guided by equity criteria, and we
especially encourage participants from Indigenous and First Nations
communities, as well as immigrants/refugees of colour and people with
disabilities. This workshop is supported by the University of British
Columbia's Equity Enhancement Fund.
If you are interested in attending this workshop, please submit a
workshop application by October 14th, 2009 via email to
[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> (see application
form below) or email us for a copy of the application. Space limited.
Workshop followed by a Public Lecture by Dr. Malinda Smith
RAGA invites you to attend a public lecture by Dr. Malinda Smith
"Storytelling about the Practice of Equity and Diversity"
Thursday, October 22nd, 2009, 5 to 7 pm
Thea's Lounge, UBC Graduate Student Society, 6371 Crescent Road
Dr. Malinda Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of
Political Science at the University of Alberta. She is the editor of
the journal, The Ardent: Anti-Racism and Decolonization Review.
The Centre for Race, Autobiography, Gender, and Aging fosters
interdisciplinary critical race and feminist scholarship with a focus on
auto/bio/graphy in its broadest interpretation. RAGA also works
collaboratively with community organizations to promote social change
based on principles of equity and social justice. The Centre houses
resources and materials that it makes available to scholars from across
Canada and around the world. In addition to welcoming Visiting Scholars,
RAGA organizes conferences, workshops and other public events to promote
academic exchange and community partnerships.RAGA is based at the
University of British Columbia and is associated with the Centre for
Women's and Gender Studies. Dr. Sunera Thobani, the RAGA Centre
Director, invites you to get involved! Join the RAGA listserv by
emailing us at [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> .
Thank you for your interest in attending the RAGA workshop on Diversity,
Equity and Social Justice in Policy Development and Service Delivery on
October 22nd, 2009 from 10:30 to 4:30 at the UBC C.K. Choi Building,
1855 West Mall, Vancouver.
Please kindly provide us with the following information:
Please identify if you belong to any of the categories below:
Faculty _____ Department:
Student _____ (Graduate or Undergraduate) Department:
Community Worker __________ Organization:
Describe your involvement with social justice, equity and diversity
Please describe why you would like to participate in this workshop?
Are you able to commit to the entire day of the workshop on Thursday
October 22nd, 2009? YES or NO
Please indicate your food preference: Meat OR Vegetarian
Would you like to be added to RAGA's mailing list? YES or NO