Resources to support anti-racism work in education.

  1. Professional Reading Resources:

 @janemount created this graphic of anti-racist books.

2.Anti-Racism through an Indigenous Lens:

SD75 and Siwal Si’wes will be hosting a virtual learning series called Anti-Racism through an Indigenous Lens. The idea is to have safe and open dialogue and discussion, while leaning into discomfort together as we explore and reflect on the following:

  • What is the meaning of prejudice, of discrimination and of racism?
  • What are the forms of racism that exist? What does racism look like? What are existing subtleties of racism?
  • What is implicit bias and how does it drive our thoughts and actions?
  • What are microaggressions?
  • What is privilege? How do we examine our privilege?
  • What is white supremacy?
  • How does racism connect to trauma?
  • What is the connection between the Calls to Action of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and Anti-Racism?
  • What is the connection between Anti-Racism and Equity in Schools?
  • What is allyship? What does it look like? How do we validate experiences of Indigenous peoples and those of People of Colour?
  • What is a pedagogy of kindness? How does a pedagogy of kindness connect to Anti-Racism and Equity in Schools?

Each session is approximately 1.5 hours in length and will count toward the May In-Lieu. 🙂

Virtual meeting dates:

Nov 5 2020, 3:30-5:00

Feb 4 2021, 3:30-5:00

April 8 2021, 3:30-5:00

May 13 2021, 3:30-5:00

Please RSVP via email to Vivian Searwar, District Principal Indigenous Education to be added to the list.

3. Delta School District Anti-racism site

4. Anti-Racist Educator Reads (podcast)

5. 2020/2021 Film Series: (livestreaming events appropriate for Gr. 9 and up)

Click here for details and registration link

6. NFB Campus: Anti-racism films

This playlist features films that confront racism. They are a small selection of films from the NFB collection that look at instances of racism in Canada, and support dialogue on equality and diversity.  Age suggestions are listed for each film.

7. BCTF’s anti-racism lesson plans and resources:

8. CBC Curio: Fighting Racism and Discrimination collection & Canadian Race Relations Foundation Collection (Ages 13+)

This collection looks at the fight against discrimination and racism in Canada. It includes examples of ongoing efforts across the country to remove barriers to equity, diversity and inclusion and to reduce inequities in all sectors of society.

9. TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:

“Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.”