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Mandate

The task force's mandate is to oversee wide-ranging anti-racism efforts across Concordia in order to help the university better serve as a diverse and welcoming place with deep connections to the community. 

The task force will direct and coordinate the work needed to generate recommendations that will address systemic anti-Black racism based on the experiences of faculty, staff and students.

The task force will work in conversation with the Indigenous Directions Leadership Council and ultimately with Concordia's Equity Office to make recommendations that address systemic racism intersectionally.

Task force composition

Co-chairs

The task force is headed by two co-chairs of a 15-person leadership team.

  • Angélique Willkie, associate professor, Contemporary Dance, Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Annick Maugile Flavien, founding coordinator, Black Perspectives Office

Leadership team

The 15-person leadership team includes undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, union representatives, a representative of the Black Caucus of Concordia and the heads of the eight subcommittees.

  • Undergraduate and graduate students: Harvin Hilaire, undergraduate student; Lisa Ndejuru, graduate student
  • Alumni and union representatives: Evan Pitchie, Concordia alumnus; Linda Dyer, Concordia University Faculty Association; Jacqueline Peters, Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association; Sarah Mazhero, Concordia Student Union
  • Black Caucus of Concordia (BCC) representative: Jamilah Dei-Sharpe, BCC coordinator
  • Leads of the eight sub-committees

Sub-committees

In order to address the multiple manifestations of racism experienced by Black members of the Concordia community, the task force has identified eight sub-committees that will explore and make recommendations on specific issues.

The lead of each of the sub-committees will sit on the task force leadership team and support the co-chairs in advancing the work of the task force.

Each sub-committee lead will work with an institutional support person who will be able to answer questions about existing policies and practices and identify resources that will help the sub-committee in its deliberations and in making recommendations.


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