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SPPA Students’ Anti-Racism Symposium

February 2, 2024 at 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Location:2nd floor Conference room Teraanga Commons
Audience:Alumni, Current Students, Faculty

The SPPA Society and the SPPA Anti-Racism Committee are proud to host the SPPA Students’ Anti-Racism Symposium! All students, alumni, faculty, and SPPA community members are encouraged to attend!

This symposium is a dedicated student-led panelist forum that centers on anti-racist knowledge mobilization and honours the lived experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Panelists will include SPPA students and diverse experts from the academia, non-profit, and public service sectors.

The event will feature two panel discussions:

Panel 1 – Unpacking: A Conversation Centering Lived Experience of Racism

This panel will recognize persons who have lived experiences of racism as knowledge sources, with the goal of providing BIPOC students/employees with relevant skills and resources. In addition, the discussion will seek to raise broader awareness about the realities of racism and opportunities for change, acknowledging that everyone has a stake in anti-racist work

Panel 2 – Unlearning: A Conversation on Institutional and Systemic Change

This panel seeks to understand anti-racism using a macro lens of analysis. Recognizing that power is fundamentally and systemically embedded in institutions, the discussion aims to investigate institutional unlearning by highlighting institutional responsibility in effecting change.

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Please contact our SPPA Society Equity Team with any questions about this event:

Chenai Wamambo (VP Equity –

Rory Palau Zea (Equity Representative –