Entrustment Ceremony for the Final Report of the U of T Anti-Black Racism Task Force

MayMay 05 2021 05:30pm - 06:30pm

Special Program

The University of Toronto commissioned a Presidential, Provostial and Vice-Presidential Task Force to provide actionable recommendations to address anti-Black racism and to promote Black inclusion and excellence on our campuses.

This ceremony will mark the handing over of the Task Force’s Final Report to the President, Vice-President & Provost, and Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity.

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Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Desma Charlemagne-Michel, Director of Human Resource Services, UTSC, and Co-Chair, U of T Anti-Black Racism Task Force


  • Conducted by Ernest Obeng, Doctoral Candidate, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Spoken Word

  • Co-chairs of the Task Force’s Students Working Group
    Kadija Lodge-Tulloch, Doctoral Candidate, Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies; and
    Catherine Amara, Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • Salma Shariff, Undergraduate Student, UTSC International Development Studies & French
  • Randell Adjei, Executive and Creative Director of R.I.S.E (Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere) Edutainment and Ontario's First Poet Laureate

Conversation on Anti-Black Racism between Professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva & Professor Dexter Voisin

  • Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Sociology African American Studies, Duke University;
  • Dexter Voisin, Dean and Sandra Rotman Chair in Social Work, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, and Co-Chair, U of T Anti-Black Racism Task Force

supplied photo of Eduardo Bonilla-Silvasupplied photo of Dexter Voisin

Professor Bonilla-Silva is the author of Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America. Professor Voisin’s most recent work is America the Beautiful and Violent: Black Youth and Neighborhood Trauma in Chicago.

Entrustment and Submission of the Report

  • Roger Bulgin, Chief Administrative Officer, Woodsworth College, and Co-Chair, U of T Anti-Black Racism Task Force

Acceptance of the Report

  • Meric Gertler, President, University of Toronto

Closing Remarks and Gratitude

  • Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost; and
  • Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity


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