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

Article: Nature
The Hashtags That Brought Black Scientists Together
by Virginia Gewin
In this article we hear from Black identifying professionals in STEM about how hashtags connected them to other black scientists and opened opportunities to collaborate and host virtual conferences online. All the profiles highlight that before connecting through social media, black scientists felt isolated in their field and in university departments that are majority white professors and researchers. 

Podcast: The Secret Life of Canada
Crash Course: Canada's First Mosque
hosted by Falen Johnson and Leah Simone Bowen

Learn about the first Mosque in Canada, Al Rashid Mosque, built in Edmonton, Alberta in the late 1930’s. A project led by Lebanese Muslim Women and supported by local Albertans of different faiths and cultures. A quick listen and a happy piece of history for you to listen to!

Podcast: Missing and Murdered
Finding Cleo

hosted by Connie Walker
This Podcast series, hosted by Connie Walker, is an investigation into a decades-long mystery – what happened to Cleo Medonia? Cleo was Cree, taken from her family and community in the 1970’s by Saskatchewan social workers along with her other brothers and sisters. Now, her siblings want to know where she is. In this series, we listen to and learn about the wrongful apprehension and adoption of Indigenous and Metis children to white families in Canada and the United States. 

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 blogpost, Charles Ungerleider argues that recent legislation in California exposes a truth about schools everywhere that many of us avoid discussing. 

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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