Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Statement on Damage to Tipi at Four Directions

July 30, 2020

I am deeply saddened and disappointed that circumstances are such that I need to send again a message about vandalism at Four Directions. The Faculty of Education stands in solidarity with the members of our community impacted by this vandalism. This violence and discrimination has no place at our University and community. Our Indigenous, Black, People of Colour and LGBTQ2S+ students, faculty, and staff must feel welcome and safe at Queen’s. We will continue to listen and work diligently with our colleagues and students in our ongoing response to this hateful act.

Rebecca Luce-Kapler
Professor and Dean
Faculty of Education

For settler allies or others looking to do decolonial and anti-racist work, here are some resources to help educate yourselves:

Settler: Identity and Colonialism in 21st Century Canada by Emma Battell Lowman and Adam J Barker

The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King

Laurentian University’s “How to be an Ally” website

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

Indigenous Ally Toolkit by Dakota Swiftwolfe

Allyship Resource Bundle by Anika Richard and Danae Heaman

Queen’s University Human Rights and Equity Office, Showing-Up for Anti-Racism and Inclusion – Part 1 & 2 Training, Positive Space Training, Understanding Gender Identity and Gender Diversity Training, and This is Canada: Living Anti-Racism Training

Webinar: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Education hosted by The Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS) and the Centre for Leadership and Diversity (CLD) on “Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Education,” with QSEC Program Chair Dr. Andrew B. Campbell, Drs. Njoki Wane, George Dei, Ann Lopez, and Lance McCready, and moderator Janelle Brady.