The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in the U.S. as well as the brutal beating of Defonte Miller and death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet in Canada have reinvigorated the Black Lives Matter movement and have sparked new discussions about the prevalence of anti-Black racism in Canada. This generalist course will focus on issues related to race and its origins, anti-Black Racism, and the construct of Whiteness. Through case studies and the sharing of experiences, participants explore their own relationships to power, privilege, oppression to enhance their awareness within their personal and professional interactions.
The course will use a reflexive and participatory approach. Learning formats will include lectures, case studies, group discussions, role plays, group work, journaling, videos and guest presentations. You will be expected to draw on the assigned readings in class discussions and take notes. You are also expected to keep informed of the media coverage of contemporary social issues. The instructor may make changes to course content depending on issues of contemporary relevance.
Content Advisory: This course covers highly sensitive content that some learners may find uncomfortable and/or challenging. While open discussions are encouraged, all participants of this course are required to contribute to a respectful, safe, and positive learning environment and to abide by the University of Windsor’s Academic Integrity and Student Code of Conduct. If you have any questions regarding this advisory, please contact Continuing Education at email@example.com
- Enhanced vocabulary around issues of race, racism ethnicity and equity.
- Increased knowledge about systemic and interpersonal racism.
- Developing understanding of how political, economic and social-cultural practice shape identity, power, privilege and oppression.
- Demonstrated capacity for critical self-reflection and increased awareness of unconscious bias, prejudice, and microaggressions.
- Identification of promising strategies to comprehensively address anti-Black racism within our society and the workplace.
Learners will be expected to actively participate in online classes and complete a combination of reflections, presentations, and assignments. Upon successful completion of this class learners will receive grade of completion and receive a Certificate of Completion.
- Learners will require access to a computer with high-speed internet access.
- Class is delivered online through the Brightspace Learning Management System (for class materials and assignments) and Microsoft Teams for class meetings.
Brightspace and Microsoft Teams Requirements
- A link will be provided through email prior to the first day of class so that you will have access to all course resources and streaming functions
- Once you register for this class you will be issued a UWinID. Please activate your UWinID as soon as possible. Document your UWinID and password as you will need it to access Brightspace and Teams. If you have any issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Learners will be expected to possess:
- Basic computer skills or course completion in fundamental computer applications such as Word
- Experience working with word processing, email, and web browsing
- English language proficiency