Our Shared Spaces - Introduction to Anti-Racism


Our Shared Spaces - Introduction to Anti-Racism

This workshop will expose participants to terminology connected to race and anti-racism. Learners will be asked to reflect upon how racism affects the daily lives of everyone within its reach. Examining McGill’s policies, learners will understand some of the ways in which the institution calls its community to build inclusive spaces. The workshop advances the concept of “effective” allyship and gives space for participants to advocate for anti-racism and care on campus.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

- Define racism, anti-racism and related terminology
- Reflect on racism and campus life
- Explore actions they can take to undermine racism

IMPORTANT: Students must register with their official McGill email address in order for the registration to be valid.


Registration link here!

Accessibility: Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) and Our Shared Spaces (OSS) are committed to providing educational content that is accessible to as many audiences as possible, regardless of ability. In the COVID-19 context, our workshops are provided via Zoom with automatic transcription enabled. Our PowerPoints go through an accessibility checker, and if instructions are provided, they are given verbally and via written text. We provide content warnings throughout the workshop as needed. As a participant, you will have ample opportunity for varied engagement, some examples are via the Zoom chat function, breakout rooms, listening, and verbally in the larger group. There are no scheduled breaks but we encourage participants to take them as needed.

If you have any specific accessibility needs for an Our Shared Spaces workshop, please email oursharedspaces [at] mcgill.ca two business days prior to your workshop, or as soon as possible, so that we can see if arrangements can be made.

Online Event Instructions

Zoom registration below.


McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.


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