We at the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) are committed to addressing anti-Black racism and to facilitating an EUC culture and practice fully attentive to equity, diversity, and inclusivity. Our approach is meant to be restorative, hopeful, and tangible in pursuit of systemic change.
We endorse the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education signed by York University on Nov 18, 2021. We are committed to the principles and objectives outlined in York University’s Addressing Anti-Black Racism: A Framework on Black Inclusion. We are committed to transformative change through the objectives and activities reflected in York University’s Action Plan on Black Inclusion.
Our Black Inclusion Action Plan 2020-25 is a living document informed by EUC Dialogues during 2020/21 and ongoing consultations with EUC Faculty Council (and Equity Committee), EUC staff, EUC Black Caucus, EUC Equity Research Assistants, and others within YU community. This is a moment in time for EUC to create something together. But we need to share the work equitably and respectfully; we need to avoid burdening those for whom the system has not been designed. It is a matter of trust. Actions will be informed, systemic, and sustainable over the long term.
Please see our full action plan here.