2021-02-25 10:30:00 2021-02-25 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Deepening The Divide: Black Student Experience During The Pandemic Zoom Webinar,

Thursday February 25, 2021
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Webinar

About the Event


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On February 25th, in partnership with the Diversity Institute and Future Skills Centre we hosted an important conversation about innovative approaches to creating opportunities for Black youth.

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased our dependence on the internet for access to work, to services and to school, and deepened the digital divide between those who are able to access affordable high speed internet and those who cannot. Research shows that Black students are affected most of all, as racialized neighbourhoods tend to have limited access to computers and internet and the highest rates of COVID-19, as well as many other barriers to accessing online education.

The panel of speakers included: Dr. Andrew Parkin, Executive Director, Environics Institute, Dr. Mohamed Elmi, Director of Research, Diversity Institute, Trevor Massey, Chair of Board of Directors, Lifelong Leadership Institute, Dr. Grace-Camille Munroe, Manager for Research, Projects and Operations, Lifelong Leadership Institute and Dr. Julie Cafley, Executive Vice-President of External Relations, Public Policy Forum.

Dr. Mohamed Elmi
Trevor Massey
Dr. Grace-Camille Munroe
Dr. Andrew Parkin
We invite you to submit questions and commentary ahead of time to Husvini Poolay, hpoolay@ppforum.ca