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KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “Racism, Anti-Racism, and Protest Movements in Canadian Society: Where do we go From Here?”


Thursday, June 3, 2021

09:00 - 10:15
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Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA) / Association Canadienne Droit et Société (ACDS) - KEYNOTE ADDRESS

“Racism, Anti-Racism, and Protest Movements in Canadian Society:  Where do we go From Here?”

Professor Emerita Frances Henry, FRSC*

This keynote address will briefly survey the history of racism and anti-racism research, actions and non-actions that have taken place in Canada since the turn of this century. It will also briefly discuss the possible ways forward to achieve more substantive, transformational change in our institutions.

*Dr. Frances Henry, Professor Emerita, is considered to be one of Canada's leading experts in the study of racism and anti-racism. Since the mid seventies when she published the first study of attitudes towards 'people of colour', she has consistently pioneered research in this field. Her most recent book, co-authored with colleagues is The Equity Myth published by UBC press which reports the results of a four year national study of race, racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian universities. Other books include the fourth edition of the Colour of Democracy (Nelson) and Racism in the University: Demanding Social Justice and Inclusion published by the University of Toronto Press.

Professor Henry has been a member of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada since 1989. She has served on its social science Fellows selection committee as both a member and chair from 2014-17. In addition she continues to be the Canadian delegate to the Inter-American Network of Academies of Science's 'Women for Science' for whom she has conducted research and written several well received reports.

  • Frances Henry, FRSC, Professor Emerita, York University