NOII at Realities of Race

Posted by admin on Mar 20th, 2007

No One is Illegal-Vancouver is co-organizing two events this year as part of UBC’s Realities of Race. Realities of Race is a weeklong series of events which takes place annually at the University of British Columbia during the week of March 21st, the International Day for the Elimination of Racism.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: SUB 207

This interactive workshop will explore racial identity (including racism and white privilege) and its relevance to the colonial histories of Canada, contemporary politics, global capitalist economies, and our lived experiences. Participants will be provided with the knowledge, analysis, and practical tools to discuss race, varying forms of racism, anti-racism, identity, privilege, and oppression. Workshop faciliated by No One is Illegal-Vancouver collective members.

Thursday, March 22, 2007
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Location: SUB 205

An examination of various aspects of UBC’s connection to a history of racism and struggle. The panel is intended to draw out the broader, systemic connections between issues of indigenous sovereignty, land, migration, labour, (in)security, and racism.
* Role of universities as an institution within society
* The unceded Musqueam land on which UBC is located and the ongoing struggle of the Musqueam nation’s right to its traditional territories
* The low-income and predominantly immigrant service provider/labourer class evident from the construction sites to those who clean up after others at UBC
* The relationship between the military-academic complex and the use of UBC historically- such as during APEC- as a ground for surveillance against students.

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