2020 Kagedan Lecture Series on Social Work & Human Rights - Syrus Marcus Ware on Anti-Black racism in Canada - "What social workers need to remember"

Monday, November 2, 2020 01:00to02:30

This is the first of four lectures framed within and following the themes of the Anti-Oppression Social Work Practice class. These lectures are possible due to the generosity of the Kagedan family and their continued support of speakers who promote social work and human rights at the McGill School of Social Work.

November 2nd: Syrus Marcus Ware on Anti-Black racism in Canada - "What social workers need to remember"

Syrus Marcus Ware is a Vanier scholar, visual artist, activist, curator and educator. Syrus uses painting, installation and performance to explore social justice frameworks and black activist culture, and he’s shown widely in galleries and festivals across Canada. He is part of the Perfor-mance Disability Art Collective and a core-team member of Black Lives Matter – Toronto. He has won several recognitions including the TD Diversity Award 2017, “Best Queer Activist” NOW Magazine 2005, and the Steinert and Ferreiro Award 2012. He is the co-editor of the best-selling Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada (URP, 2020)

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Image description: Syrus sits on a chair in front of a grey background. He looks directly into the camera, and is leaning forward with his head tilted slightly back. He is Black and has waist length dreadlocks, half of his dreadlocks are coiled on top of his head and the other half hang over his left shoulder. He wears a beaded necklace, a black t-shirt with lettering that is hidden by his hair, and dark jeans.

Photo by: Jalani Morgan

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