Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Since February 2021, eNews has shared book titles, articles, videos and podcasts to encourage continuing the work of anti-racism and equity, and to help deepen our understanding of the history of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and marginalized communities in Canada. 

We would love to hear if you have found this column helpful, or if there are other ways that you would like to see BCPVPA share resources. Contact Sandra Murphy

Podcast: Code Switch
Where We Come From: By Any Other Name
by Diba Mohtasham, Anjuli Sanstry, Julia Furlan, and Kumari Devarajan

"Anyone with a name that isn't super common in the United States will tell you that the simple act of introducing yourself can lead to a whole interrogation: Where are you from? What does your name mean? Help me pronounce it using words I understand!". This podcast episode is the conversation between Luvvie Ajayi Jones and Tiffany Aliche, discussing their relationship with their name(s) and experiences introducing themselves with names that are 'uncommon'. 

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Student's art, gathered by the National YoungArts Foundation in America, was displayed in an exhibit called 'Total Tolerance'. Artists were free to explore their own identity of race, sexuality, and gender and document how these contexts interact with society and location. Three of twenty-one students were interviewed to discuss how art can express personal context and social conflict; students felt that art validated their identity and feelings, as well, they thought it was a way to increase awareness of inclusion and equity in the larger population. 

BCPVPA PLD Readers Corner

Every 2 weeks, your PLD Directors will upload pertinent articles, blog post, or podcast on BetterEducate and in the new Member Portal for your quick learning opportunity.  Enjoy!

OpED: Charles Ungerleider

In this week's blog, Charles Ungerleider discusses parents' apprehension about sending their children back to school. Many parents and guardians have expressed their concerns about child and teen mental health, well-being, and preparedness for the next grade level. Charles notes that ministries of education and school boards are making mental health a priority this school year. One resource that school leaders can access is from School Mental Health Ontario, as it provides a framework for this back-to-school year. 

Read the latest blogpost here

Charles Ungerleider is a Professor Emeritus of Education at The University of British Columbia and Managing Partner at Directions Evidence and Policy Research Group. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in the OpED articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy, or position of the BCPVPA.

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