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Anti-discrimination Policies and Practices in Times of Black Lives Matter and COVID-19: Ontario and Baden-Württemberg Compared

Date
January 27, 2021
Time
10:00 AM EST - 11:30 AM EST
Open To
Students, Faculty, Public
Contact
rcis@ryerson.ca


Anti-discrimination Policies and Practices in Times of Black Lives Matter and COVID-19: Ontario and Baden-Württemberg Compared


Two events have captured political affairs and public debate in 2020 and will likely continue to do so in 2021: COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter. Both events have put anti-discrimination policies and practices on both sides of the Atlantic into a new light. While COVID-19 and the measures to cope with the pandemic have disproportionately affected racialized and other disadvantaged groups, Black Lives Matter has drawn attention to the systematic racism and discrimination that is woven into the structures of our societies.

In this symposium, academics, practitioners, and public servants from the partner provinces of Ontario in Canada and Baden-Württemberg in Germany discuss recent developments in anti-discrimination debate, policies, and practices in their respective regions, and explore what both jurisdictions can learn from each other.

  • 0:00, external link – Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Harald Bauder, Director of the Immigration and Settlement Studies graduate program and Professor of Geography at Ryerson University, and Dr. Max Bernlochner, Head of the Intercultural Affairs and Diversity Matters division at the Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration in Stuttgart
  • 12:34, external link – A Message from Thomas Schultze, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Toronto 
  • 20:14, external link – Presentation by Ena Chadha, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission
  • 29:32, external link – Presentation by Dr. Cheryl Teelucksingh, Professor of Sociology at Ryerson University in Toronto
  • 41:47, external link – Presentation by Julia Gysel, member of the Anti-discrimination division at the Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration in Stuttgart
  • 51:26, external link – Presentation by Lara Track, member of MOSAIK Germany in Heidelberg
  • 1:00:12, external link – Discussion with panelists and Dr. Nina Guérin, Head of the Anti-discrimination division at the Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration in Stuttgart


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