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PRESIDENT'S TASK FORCE ON ANTI-BLACK RACISM

When it comes to combating systemic racism in society,
Concordia needs to lead by example.

Following the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in response to police violence and persistent inequities impacting Black communities, Concordia University committed to the work of addressing race-related issues among its members and in its institutional fabric. The creation of the President’s Task Force on Anti-Black Racism is a testament to that commitment.

Mandate

The Task Force’s mandate is to oversee and coordinate the work needed to generate recommendations that are anchored in the experiences of Black faculty, staff, and students and that will address systemic anti-Black racism as it occurs across the university — in employment, policies, teaching and learning practices, etc.

Learn more about the Task Force

Leadership

The leadership committee consists of a steering committee, undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, union representatives, a representative of the Caucus of Black Concordians and the heads of the six subcommittees.

Meet the members

Subcommittees

In order to address the multiple facets of racism experienced by Black members of the Concordia community, the Task Force has identified six subcommittees that will explore and make recommendations on specific issues.

See what they are

Milestones

November 30, 2020: The task force finalized the subcommittees’ membership, defined their terms of reference and presented a workplan to the interim provost.

June 2021: Concordia’s provost received a progress report on the work of the subcommittees that identifies immediate action items.

Fall 2021: Concordia’s provost received the task force’s preliminary recommendations resulting from the progress report that was submitted in June.

June 2022: Concordia’s president will receive a comprehensive set of recommendations and an action plan to combat anti-Black racism at Concordia.

 

 

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