The CCRC is co-hosted by the First Nations Longhouse at UBC and Researchers and Academics of Color in Education (R.A.C.E.)

Canadian Critical Race Conference 2003:
Pedagogy and Practice

Committed to Ending Racial Oppression

First Nations Longhouse
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC Canada
May 2 – 4, 2003


Dedicated to the ending of racial oppression, the ‘Canadian Critical Race Conference 2003: Pedagogy and Practice’ will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 2-4, 2003. This conference will bring together Indigenous scholars, community activists, theorists, practitioners, students and Researchers and Academics of Color in Education (R.A.C.E.) from across disciplines and sites to reflect critically on the state of Canadian critical race pedagogy and practice across a wide range of dimensions.

Last year’s ‘Critical Race Scholarship and the University’ conference was sponsored by the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS) at OISE/University of Toronto, which endorses an integrative approach to post-colonial and anti-racist theory and practice. R.A.C.E. was formed at this conference, and is now helping to organise the second Canadian Critical Race Conference. We encourage you to join us in making this year’s conference even better, through your participation in its workshops and sessions.

The goals of the second Canadian Critical Race Conference are the following:

1. To bring together critical race educators, theorists and community activists to reflect critically on contemporary Canadian critical race issues.

2. To examine themes around structures, knowledge, sites of action/practice on race issues along multiple dimensions of oppression and mediums, including the arts.

3. To create institutional partnerships with indigenous communities and communities of color, and explore ways in which to foster mutually beneficial partnerships.

4. To make linkages with regards to international dimensions and global citizenship with ‘othered’ indigenous people and people of color.

Keynote speakers invited include Nahla Abdo, Jeannette Armstrong, Wayson Choy, Sherene Razack and Graham Smith. Speakers and participants this year come from diverse backgrounds spanning several disciplines, setting the stage for a lively and productive conference.

Please see the Speakers page for details.

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