Race + Anti-Racism
Race is a social construct, used to categorize humans based on their shared social or physical qualities. Anti-Racism is the act of understanding your own biases and privileges, holding oneself accountable and committing to conversations and practices that will combat institutionalized racism. The following stories and educational resources will help you to understand the complexities when trying to embody an anti-racist mindset. It is integral to understand these terms, and how they affect yourself and others.
I strive to make SFU a safer place for our Indigenous community to grow and flourish.
FCAT student speaker, Fegor Obuwoma, reflects on her time as an SFU student studying film and communications, and as an active member of campus advocacy groups.
Vanessa Gottfriedson’s journey toward earning her BA in Indigenous Studies started in 2005. During her nearly two decades as an SFU student, Vanessa’s life transformed in a myriad of ways.
Unpacking the reality of the Black student experience in Canada. In this article reposted from The Peak, Linda shares why representation matters, how solidarity can be found within community, and the importance of ending Anti-Black racism in Canadian education institutions.
We deserve more and so do our Indigenous youth. The justification of our suffering needs to stop.
Three SFU students reflect on their experience as volunteers at the City of Surrey's commemoration of Orange Shirt Day.
This is a paper written by an Indigenous young male of Ojibway and Dene ancestry who wants to raise awareness on the plaguing social issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women. I dedicate this paper to all Indigenous women that remain missing or who have been murdered.
The Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group is a student-funded and student-directed resource centre dedicated to social and environmental justice. SFPIRG is founded on a set of values that have been developed by students who care about social and environmental justice, and include a commitment to the work of ending all forms of oppression.
Although the Idle No More movement may appear to have disappeared from national media coverage it is still active in many communities including that of Simon Fraser University. On Monday, April 8th SFU students, alumni, faculty and staff came together to hold an Idle No More rally at the Burnaby campus.