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Conversations on Anti-Racism: Day 1

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 9:15 pm

Conversations on Anti-Racism, a week of meaningful dialogue around anti-racism, will take place virtually on March 14 to 18, 2022.

Monday’s event will include:

Speaker: Len Pierre, Katzie Nation

Theme: Indigenous Cultural Safety

Moderator: Charlene Seward

Time: 9:15–11:30 am*

The first 15 minutes will be dedicated to an Indigenous welcome presentation

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More about the speaker, Len Pierre

Len Pierre is Coast Salish from Katzie (kate-zee) First Nation. Len is an educator, consultant, TEDx Speaker, social activist, traditional knowledge keeper, and cultural practitioner. He just completed his Masters of Education degree from Simon Fraser University focusing on curriculum and instructional design. His experience includes Indigenous education and program leadership from various health organizations including the First Nations Health Authority, Fraser Health Authority, and the Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Addiction. As an agent for change, Len leads and advises for systemic transformation in universities across North America. He specializes in the development of educational programs and services with decolonization and reconciliation as its core values. He comes to us with an open heart and open mind and hopes to be received in the same way.

More about Conversations on Anti-Racism Week

We are excited to announce a new event: Conversations on Anti-Racism, a week of meaningful dialogue around anti-racism.

Featuring a diverse list of influential voices, Conversations on Anti-Racism is a week-long online series focused on challenging racism through meaningful dialogue. From March 14 to 18, you will hear from a variety of guest speakers, each presenting on different topic under the theme of anti-racism. Join us, in partnership with Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership, Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table and North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership, will be hosting a week of virtual discussions focused on the different aspects of anti-racism. Each event will feature a guest speaker and time for questions and answers overseen by a moderator. Join us for what is sure to be a week of impactful discourse

You can find the full schedule below.

Full Schedule of Events

Monday, March 14

9:15–11:30 am*

Theme: Indigenous Cultural Safety

Speaker: Len Pierre, Katzie Nation

Moderator: Charlene Seward

*The first 15 minutes will be dedicated to an Indigenous welcome presentation.

Tuesday, March 15

9:30–11:30 am

Theme: Importance of Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice from a Systems Change Lens

Speaker: Candace Knoll, Member of USW 1944 and of the New Westminster & District Labour Council

Moderator: Navreen Gill, Co-Chair BIPT/Burnaby LIP

Wednesday, March 16

11 am – 1 pm

Theme: Zero Racism, Zero Oppression

Moderator: Yara Younis, Project Manager, SFU RADIUS Refugee Livelihood Lab

Thursday, March 17

9:30–11:00 am

Theme #1: White Fragility and White Moderacy

Speakers: Dr. Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility,  and Dr. June Francis, Special Advisor to SFU President on Anti-Racism

11:10–12:30 pm

Theme #2: Anti-Racism Programs and Projects

Moderator: Sangeeta Subramanian, Chetana Consulting

Friday, March 18

9:30–11:30 am

Theme: Anti-Racism from the Leaders of Christianism, Buddhism and Islam

Speakers: Tariq Tyab and Yusuf Siraj, of Foundation for a Path Forward

Moderator: TBD


March 14
9:30 am - 9:15 pm


Surrey LIP
Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership
Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table
 North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership