Race & Privilege: An Honest, Overdue Conversation with Ourselves

Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
11:30 AM
Online - Microsoft Teams

Belonging, Human Resources and Organizational Development & Student Affairs

Event Overview

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Microsoft Teams

Co-facilitated by Urshian Khalid, BEd, MEd, OCT (she/her), York University and Ross McMillan (he/him), Director, Student Services, Engagement and Libraries, St. Lawrence College

“If a conversation is hard, it’s probably the one worth having.” Sparked by anti-Black racism protests around the world, this interactive session will utilize a conversational toolkit*, wildcards and a series of dialogue-based questions that will help to empower difficult conversations around race and privilege with one another, but most importantly — with ourselves. The session will also engage participants in gaining perspective on and challenging the assumptions we make about one another based on our personal privileges. This conversation is not easy. It does not end when the hype slows, or after a week of posting on our social media. It is lifelong work, and it begins with ourselves. So in keeping with our St. Lawrence College value of Belonging, lets connect. 
*adapted from We’re Not Really Strangers: Race and Racism Digital Toolkit

More Information

Urshian Khalid, BEd, MEd, OCT (she/her) 

Urshian Khalid

Urshian Khalid is a higher education professional and leadership educator deeply committed to student success and wellness. Her passion for social justice, education and leadership development led her to York University, where she works to build and support students’ leadership capacity, community engagement and social impact on and off campus.

When Urshian is not focusing on creating space for student leaders to maximize their impact through disruptive change, intention and connection, she is advocating for mental health, active living and practicing various martial arts, CrossFit, and Yoga. Urshian completed a specialized honours in Kinesiology & Health Sciences from York University, with a concurrent Bachelors of Education. After becoming certified with the Ontario College of Teachers, she went on to complete her Masters in Education, with a graduate diploma in Urban Environments.




Register using this Microsoft Forms link.

Note: You will need your SLC credentials to access the form.