Rule Out Racism Week

Please note: due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, all events for Rule Our Racism Week have been cancelled.

Join us throughout March as we celebrate the United Nations International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21) with a collection of events & workshops.

Rule Out Racism is a series of events at UBC Okanagan focused on the need for greater literacy and conversation about race and racism. The 2020 series includes engaging workshops by International Programs & Services and the Equity Ambassadors, a collection of short films curated and presented by Cultural Studies faculty members and a live-stream of Ibram X. Kendi’s talk “How to be an Antiracist”.

Check out the various events presented by the Equity & Inclusion Office and campus partners (UBCSUO, International Programs & Services, BC Association of Social Workers, Karen Ragoonaden Senior Faculty Advisor to the President).


Mark your calendars NOW:

Cancelled – UBCSUO Presents: “When They See Us: An Evening with Dr. Yusef Salaam”
Thursday, March 12 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM | COM 201
Free for Students | Public tickets $10
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Cancelled – Equity Ambassadors present an interactive booth: “Non-Racist vs. Antiracist, what’s the difference?”
Tuesday, March 17 | 12:00 – 3:00 PM | UBC Okanagan Library Lobby

Cancelled – Livestreaming of Ibram X. Kendi’s talk: “How to be Anti-Racist”
Tuesday, March 17 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM | EME 2141
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Presented at UBC Vancouver by the Phil Lind Initiative

Cancelled – UBC Celebrate Social Work Week Presents: United by Diversity, Strengthened by Inclusion: Realising our Rights and Responsibilities in BC with Kasari Govender, BC Human Rights Commissioner
Thursday March 19 1:00pm UNC 200
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Cancelled – Equity Ambassadors present an interactive workshop: “Come-Back Class” Addressing everyday racist micro-aggressions
Thursday, March 19 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM | FIP 250
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Cancelled – FCCS Cultural Studies faculty members present: “Colours of Resistance III” screening and discussion of short films
Thursday, March 26 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | ART 103
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Cancelled – International Programs & Services Presents: Intercultural Development Program (IDP) Workshops

  • Intercultural lens on Glocalization and Globalization March 13 at 4:30pm in UNC 227
  • IDP Cross-Cultural Skills  March 23 4:30pm in UNC 227
  • IDP Culture Identity (a case study)  March 25 at 5:00pm in UNC 227
  • IDP Decolonizing Knowledge March 27 at 5:00pm in UNC 227

Register for one or more of the workshops here.