POSTPONED | DEI: The Good, The Bad and the Performative


Poster for the DEI: The Good, The Bad and the Performative roundtable on 29 February 2024

This event has been postponed

Registration is required

The School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies invites you to join our Annual Lecture event featuring a roundtable on the possibilities and limitations of institutionalized Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. The roundtable will explore various fields such as higher education, broadcasting, news organizations and politics and the ways in which racialized and other marginalized people with progressive politics are initially welcomed in spaces of power, becoming symbols (or tokens) of progress in achieving “diversity and inclusion,” only to then be gaslighted, vilified or face reprisals for espousing their views.

Featured speakers:

  • Ginella Massa, Broadcast journalist and media consultant
  • Desmond Cole, Journalist, activist and author of The Skin We’re In
  • Nadiya Ali, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Trent University
  • Somar Abuaziza, President of the Palestine Solidarity Collective (PSC)

The event will be moderated and hosted by Bianca Beauchemin and Nadia Hasan, Assistant Professors from the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University.

The roundtable will be followed by a reception with refreshments.

Space is limited. Please register for the event at the following link.

This event is sponsored by: Faculty of LA&PS, VPRI, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York Centre for Asian Research, The Harriet Tubman Institute, Founders College, The Black Canadian Studies Certificate, Centre for Feminist Research, IRDL, YUFA Race Equity Caucus, and the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies.