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Ryerson Student Centre
55 Gould Street, Toronto ON, M5B1E9, Toronto, Ontario M5B1E9
CHALLENGE RACISM, CHALLENGE COLONIALISM
Racialised and Indigenous Students’ Collective — students and community members interested in creating safe space and engaging in anti-racist action.
Collective Meetings are held throughout the Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters to voice concerns, discuss ideas, and envision next steps.
SUMMER COLLECTIVE MEETINGS:
TUES JULY 18 | 5:30 — 7:00 pm
TUES AUG 8 | 5:30 — 7:00 pm
Once a month in the Ryerson Student Centre. Light dinner will be provided.
This space is reserved solely for students who self-identify as racialised.
Email [email protected]
if you have accessibility requirements or questions/concerns.
Hi everyone, there seems to be some confusion regarding the definition of “racialised” and who is included in the collective’s membership, so just wanted to post some information here to clarify. The Ontario Human Rights Commission explains the process of racialization as follows:
“The process of social construction of race is called racialization: the process by which societies construct races as real, different and unequal in ways that matter to economic, political and social life.”
The Racialised Students’ Collective is committed to creating and providing resources and services to Racialised and Indigenous students affected by racism. Racism is defined by the Ontario Human Rights Commission as follows:
“Racism is an ideology that either directly or indirectly asserts that one group is inherently superior to others. It can be openly displayed in racial jokes and slurs or hate crimes but it can be more deeply rooted in attitudes, values and stereotypical beliefs. In some cases, these are unconsciously held and have become deeply embedded in systems and institutions that have evolved over time. Racism operates at a number of levels, in particular, individual, systemic and societal.”
If you would like to get involved with the Racialised Students’ Collective but aren’t racialised or indigenous please feel free to visit our rsuonline.ca or get involved in the RSU Equity & Social Justice Committee. For more information on the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s policy and guidelines on racism and racial discrimination please visit ohrc.on.ca.