ECU Research is working with the group ROOTS - Reclaiming Our Own Truths and Stories, led by facilitators Christianne Paras and Erica Littlewolf.
Paras and Littlewolf are scholars and restorative justice educators and began their work when writing their chapter in the book, ‘Colorizing Restorative Justice: Voicing Our Realities.’ Since then, they have worked together collaboratively in founding ROOTS, a consulting and training organization whose focus is to engage in relational ways of being and healing from an Indigenous worldview, and through a decolonizing, trauma-informed, and racial-equity lens.
ROOTS will kick-start the collaboration with a webinar that will define key terms such as power and privilege in the academy, and will speak about patterns and manifestations of systemic, individual and internalized racism.
This event is part of a series designed to enable Emily Carr University faculty and staff to participate in ECU's upcoming EDI Capacity Building grant.
Emily Carr University is a recipient of a two-year federal grant aimed at fostering greater equity, diversity and inclusion within the post-secondary research sector. This grant will help ECU identify, reveal and remedy systemic barriers that may impede the recruitment, advancement and research of underrepresented and minoritized faculty, specifically from an Academic Affairs and Research perspective.
For more information on this grant opportunity, feel free to watch this Zoom video (password: t0!B#T..)
We are grateful to be working with you all on this activity. Stay tuned for upcoming updates and news.
- Circle Dialogues and Affinity Caucus sessions with ROOTS | Oct 5, 2021 – Dec 9, 2021
- Council Planning Sessions | Oct 6, 2021 – Dec 1, 2021
- Drop-in Sessions | Oct 12, 2021 – Nov 9, 2021