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 Canada’s diverse communities.

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 Erin Hughes.

Podcast: CBC Telling Our Twisted Histories 
Pocahontas
hosted by Kaniehtiio Horn
On this episode, Kaniehtiio decolonizes the word Pocahontas. We learn the story of the real 'Pocahontas', she was a child-bride - probably only 12 years old. She was stolen from her community and died of disease thousands of miles from her home, she is thought of as one of the first MMIWG. There are many inaccurate and damaging stereotypes perpetuated by the characterization of Pocahontas, and the character acts as a way to flatten Indigenous cultures into one character/cartoon that is void of rich complexity and plurality. 

interview by Manoush Zomorodi
Alexis Nelson, better known on social media as 'Black Forager', talks about combatting oppression through using public spaces to forage for food, and about being a black women in nature - a space where many black people don't feel safe. Through foraging she is able to connect with her cultural roots and create a deeper connection to place.  

OpED: Charles Ungerleider

School board elections in the United States are becoming rude, crude, and deeply polarizing. In this week’s blog, Charles Ungerleider thinks that the differences between Canada and the US make it more difficult, if not unlikely, that we will see the same in Canada.

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.

ReFresh: Recess for Your Health

ReFresh is a BCPVPA health resource with simple exercises and information to explore in your breaks at work. ReFresh appears as a Member Update every Wednesday. All ReFresh posts are archived here.

Read the latest ReFresh: Apology Accepted

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 and in the BCPVPA Member Portal under Resources/ Readers’ Corner for your quick learning opportunity.  

Read the latest article here: Halloween This Year

The PLD team also includes strategies you might use to process the piece with your staff and teammates. Read here

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