University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Student Teachers Anti-Racism Society (STARS) promotes anti-racism education at the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan through the support of the College. We work collaboratively to understand, identify, and address individual and systemic racism and its interlocking forms of oppression based on gender, sexuality, ability, class, religion and other socially constructed categories. We believe that anti-racist and decolonizing education, when woven together, can create humanizing and emancipatory change for everyone.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The RACE Project

"[Racism] is not about how you look, it is about how people assign meaning to how you look." - Robin D.G. Kelley, historian
The RACE Project is the first national [American, but an important website for all anti-racism educators] collaborative effort to present an integrated view of race and human variation through biological, cultural and historical perspectives. The public education program explains how human biological variation differs from race, when and why the idea of race was invented, and how race and racism affect everyday life. The program has three primary messages. (1) Race is a recent human invention. (2) The idea of race is about culture, not biology. (3) Race and racism are embedded in our institutions and everyday life.

For more information and grade 5 - 12 lesson plans and activities visit: www.understandingrace.org

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Kit: A Manual by Youth to Combat Racism Through Education (2000)

The KIT is an amalgamation of three complementary sections, all addressing racism: information, tools, and resources. The Information section looks at current issues and key concepts in racism, and debunks a range of myths and misconceptions. Want to discuss privilege, practice intercultural communication, or hold a debate on racism in Canada? The Tools section includes a wide range of interactive workshops for a variety of ages and interests, as well as a step-by-step guide for organizing an activity. A multitude of books, films, youth organizations, and educational materials are listed in the Resources section for further reading, action, and inspiration! And, a time line noting key moments in Canadian history relevant to racism and anti-racism runs throughout the KIT. 

Find the Kit here. 

United Nations Association in Canada youth corner

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