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We signed the Scarborough Charter - Now what?
UMBA Black History Month event

Keynote speaker:
Dr. Barrington Walker, Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Professor, Department of History, Wilfrid Laurier University

Special Address:
Dr. Wisdom Tetty, Vice President, University of Toronto, and Principal, University of Scarborough Charter Steering Committee

Special Update on UM's Commitment to the Scarborough Charter:
Dr. Michael Benarroch, President, University of Manitoba

Panel Discussion - Reflections on the Charter:
Moderated by Dr. Warren Clarke
Naomi Andrew - V.P. Administration, University of Manitoba
Orinthia Babb - Journalist, UM Alumni
Valerie Williams - Director - Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Feb 15, 2023 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

University of Manitoba Black Alliance
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Dr. Barrington Walker
Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Professor, Department of History @Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Walker holds a PhD in History from the University of Toronto and is a professor of History at Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) as well as the Senior Advisor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the Office of the Provost and VP Academic. Before going to Wilfrid Laurier University, he was an associate professor of History at Queen’s University (Canada). A historian of Modern Canada, his work focuses on the histories of Blacks, race immigration and the law. It seeks to illuminate the contours of Canadian modernity by exploring Canada's emergence as racial state through its histories of white supremacy, slavery, colonization/immigration, segregation and Jim Crowism. Much of his work considers how these practices were legitimized, and in some instances contested, by the rule of law and legal institutions.
Naomi Andrew
Vice-President (Administration) @University of Manitoba
Naomi Andrew is a proud UM alumna and holds Bachelor of Arts and Law degrees from the University of Manitoba. Prior to her role as Vice-President (Administration) Ms. Andrew served the UM community over 18 years in numerous roles, including General Counsel, Associate Vice-President (Fair Practices and Legal Affairs) and most recently as Acting Vice-President (Administration). For nearly two decades, Ms. Andrew has worked with faculty, students and units across our community to ensure our mission and vision are carried out with integrity, while fostering a culture that values respect, honesty, transparency, and fairness
Valerie Williams
EDI Director @University of Manitoba
Valerie Williams is Black Canadian, born and raised on Treaty 1 Territory; her pronouns are she and her. In her role as the Director, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Valerie delivers an EDI Strategy grounded in social justice. Her goals are identifying and dismantling the structures In which oppression and discrimination in all forms is embedded, promoting diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion. Valerie’s portfolio includes raising awareness to faculty, staff and learners through the facilitation of workshops, researching best practices and supporting the Colleges and equity committees. Valerie completed Human Resource Management through the University of Manitoba and holds Chartered Professional Human Resources (CPHR) and Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP) designations.