Getting Started

Fully engaging with anti-racist pedagogy starts with self-reflection and accountability. Regarding systemic racism and oppression, although some are more violently targeted than others and are implicit or even overt perpetrators, it’s important to acknowledge that we all have a stake in this work because systemic racism and oppression affect the quality of all our lives to differing degrees.

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Self Reflexive Exercises

​Be Reflexive What brings you to this work? Why do you think this work will be helpful for you? What is the relationship between your identity and anti-racist work? How would you describe your role in anti-racist work? Be Accountable Reflect on the ways that you have engaged with literature, presentations and other forms of knowledge led by Queer, Trans, Indigenous, Black, Asian, and other POC in your academic, personal, or professional lives Be mindful of the forms of discrimination that intersect with racism such as ableism, hetero-sexualism and xenophobia, to name a few

 

Accessibility Statement

Land Acknowledgement

We have equipped the videos with English subtitles, downloadable transcriptions, text image descriptions, audio image descriptions, adjusted colour contrasts, and added alternative texts. Accessibility video notes are made by Nicholas Goberdhan, of the AIM lab, in conversation and consultation with members of the AIM lab, including Dr. Arseli Dokumaci, Prakash Krishnan and Raphaelle Bessette-Viens. ​Together with Concordia's Canadian Research Chair of Critical Disability Studies and Media Technologies, Dr. Arseli Dokumaci and the AIM Lab (Access in-the-making), we are working towards improving the accessibility of this platform and its materials. But accessibility concerns not only the presentation and dissemination of our materials; we also want to make access a statement in our forum and provide a model of access that can be applied and expanded in your classrooms and pedagogic practices. We urge you to check out the great work and resources available on the Acess In The Making Lab's website and learn more about bringing audio descriptions to life at AIM's Audio In The Making Exhibition. If you experience any technical issues or have recommendations for making this platform more accessible, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@respondtocrisis.com.

As you engage with our video library, take a moment to acknowledge that these videos were produced on the unceded lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka nation in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. We stand with the Indigenous Directions' acknowledgements that “Tiohtià:ke/Montréal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.” We guide you to connect with your relationship to settler colonialism and how to integrate land acknowledgements into your pedagogical practices. Learn How

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