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Colleges Ontario, Striving and Thriving - An exclusive virtual speaker series
The freedom to learn: confronting anti-Black racism, with Desmond Cole
Canadian activist and author Desmond Cole is the first special guest in the Colleges Ontario virtual speaker series.

Join Cole on Monday, November 16, as he focuses the lens on systemic anti-Black racism in Canadian education, and critiques practices that put money and power above learning. With an enduring determination to influence change, Cole analyzes how anti-Black racism affects students and teachers, and asks what educators and administrators are doing to confront generations of ongoing discrimination.

In this provocative presentation, Cole aims to shift perspective by drawing attention to the injustices faced by Black Canadians daily.

This event is free to access.

Please contact us by email if you require accommodations to piattelli@collegesontario.org

Nov 16, 2020 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Desmond Cole
Journalist, activist and author
Desmond Cole is a journalist, activist and author. He has spent the last ten years reporting and commentating on politics and social justice. He is especially interested in the struggle for Black liberation within Canada. Cole's work includes ten years of local and national news coverage, five years of radio broadcasting at Newstalk 1010, a disruptive opinion column with the Toronto Star and an award-winning magazine feature. He is the author of the No. 1 national bestseller The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power.