ICYMI Spotlight: White Privilege Conference (WPC) Global – Toronto Speaker: Dr. Shirley Cheechoo

by ICYMI Institutional Diversity Spotlight | October 10, 2018 10:10 AM

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White Privilege Conference (WPC) Global – Toronto Speaker: Dr. Shirley Cheechoo

In May 2018, Ryerson University’s Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI) hosted The White Privilege Conference Global – Toronto (WPC Global – Toronto), marking the first time the conference was held in Canada. The event explored Canadians’ challenges with privilege and oppression, and in her keynote speech: “My Road to Healing as a Residential School Warrior”, Dr. Shirley Cheechoo (Chancellor: Brock University, and Award-winning Artist, Actor and Film Director) recounts her journey in-and-out of the residential school system and shares how artistic expression has had the most significance and influence on who and where she is today.
[Dr. Cheechoo’s comments begin at: 41:50]

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