Annual Merkur Lectures: Equity, Civil Liberty and Social Justice
The Merkur Lectures: Equity, Civil Liberty and Social Justice are hosted by Congregation Darchei Noam under the guidance of the Merkur family, the Social Justice Advocacy Committee, and Rabbi Tina Grimberg.
The inaugural Merkur lecture will be Spirit Bear: Echoes of the Past with inaugural lecturer Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society
Free registration HERE
Black Mothering: Anti-Black Racism and a Theory and Practice for Educational Futurity
This workshop will focus on Dr. Brady's thesis research which examined Black mothers’ conceptualizations of systemic racism in schooling, the impacts of anti-Black racism, and resistance strategies employed to combat anti-Black racism. Her study engages the idea of parenting for survival and looks specifically at the role and intervention strategies of Black mothers who navigate these complex anti-Black systems, and how Black women’s social-political identities can help mobilize Black student learners. Her research offers a new orientation to understanding the nuances and complexity of Black mothering from a community-oriented and strength-based approach..
Dr. Janelle Brady (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor in the School of Early Childhood Studies, Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University (X University). She is an anti-racist educator, activist-researcher and community organizer.