Pan-African Symposium: Decolonizing the University Curriculum

Feb. 28, 2024 - Feb. 29, 2024
Lister Conference Centre + Online

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The Symposium is aligned with the University of Alberta’s concerted efforts to counter anti-Black racism and implement the values of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigenization, and Decolonization.

This event aligns both with Black History Month and the 10th and last year of the commemoration of the UN’s International Decade for People of African Descent (2015–2024). This is envisioned as an opportunity to create and promote a coalition space where diverse Black thinkers, professionals, academics, students and community members can share their views, thoughts, and perspectives concerning the legacies of and ways of addressing anti-Black racism. As a major scholarly initiative focusing on a "Pan-African" approach to mobilizing an inclusive Black community within post-secondary educational institutions and systems, the Symposium is seen as an important step in a University-wide effort towards decolonization of the institutional curriculum.

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