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.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Racism is Illegal: The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission provides a complaint process for those who experience institutionalized racism.

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code
protects your right to equality without discrimination based on the protected grounds of disability, age (18 or more), religion or religious creed, family status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, race or perceived race, nationality, place of origin, ancestry, colour, or receipt of public assistance.
It’s against the law for someone to discriminate against you for any of these reasons in contracts, education, employment, housing, professional trades and associations, publications, purchase of property, occupations, trade unions or public services.
If you think someone has discriminated against you, you may make a complaint within two years of the incident. Contact our office and explain your situation to an intake consultant. You will be asked to fill out an intake questionnaire. (see above) If you need assistance completing the form, we will be happy to help you. An intake consultant will then assess your inquiry and let you know if we can proceed.
The SHRC website also offers classroom resources such as several useful videos and opportunities to invite SHRC speakers.

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