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UWindsor hosts Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization Week


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The University of Windsor is hosting a series of events that kicked off Monday as part of its inaugural Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization Week.

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“This week celebrates and raises awareness of the multiplicity that makes the University of Windsor community the unique and beautiful place that it is,” said the Office of the Vice President, Equity, Diversity and the inclusion of the university in a press release.

Several speakers will address different issues each day.

The United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was marked on Monday with a virtual presentation entitled The Precariousness of Freedom: Slave Resistance as Experience, Process and Representation.

The event included an “Aboriginal highlight” with a performance by Victoria Hecnar, poet and student of English Literature and Creative Writing.

On Tuesday, which is Accessibility Awareness Day, a virtual session will “explore lived experiences and provide insights into how we can become better allies in making our campus and community more inclusive.”

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Wednesday’s events will include the launch of the Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (BIDE) Institute. There will also be an entry into the institute’s lecture series with former city councilor John Elliot and Amina Abdulle, a Canadian Muslim educator, poet and “awareness builder”.

Thursday is Sexual Violence Awareness Day and 2SLGBTQIA++ Awareness Day.

Friday is the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Saturday will bring a discussion titled A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, the Underground Railroad, and the Detroit River Region.

Go to the University of Windsor website for more information on the week of events.