Sunday, February 9, 2014

Something I Learned Today

Did you know that "race" and "colonialism" are part and parcel of Ontario's welfare system?


Neither did I until I read this, the description of a lecture on offer at the University of Toronto's OISE:

HSSSJE Speaker Series w Dr. Gordon Pon, Doret Phillips & Dr. Kevin Gosine
"Critical Race Feminism & Anti-colonialism: Implications for Child Welfare"
February 10, 2014
Time: Monday, February 10 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: OISE Nexus Lounge, 12th fl

Racial disproportionality remains an ongoing concern in the Canadian child welfare system, with the over-representation of Aboriginal and Black children being most pronounced. The Speakers argue that critical race feminism & anti-colonialism are pertinent theoretical perspectives for addressing racial disproportionality in the child welfare system. They will highlight findings from their empirical research and other scholars to illustrate how racism and colonialism are embedded within everyday practices of Ontario child welfare.
Our bad.

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