Tuesday, June 21, 2022

University of Lethbridge signs document to eliminate anti-Black racism

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – The University of Lethbridge has signed on to the Scarborough Charter.

U of L President, Dr. Mike Mahon put pen to paper last week, joining more than 40 other universities from across Canada.

Mahon says the Scarborough Charter represents one of the ongoing commitments and a call to action from Canadian post-secondaries to do the hard work to repair and reconcile their role in historically excluding maginalized groups.

“By signing the Charter, the University is committed to doing our ethical part in addressing these social injustices and to creating safe, inclusive spaces for all,” says Mahon.

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The Scarborough Charter is built on four overarching principles to redress anti-Black racism and foster Black inclusion in the Canadian post-secondary sector. These principles include Black Flourishing, Inclusive Excellence, Mutuality and Accountability.

Mahon stresses the U of L is committed to continuing to advance equality, diversity, and inclusion as well as addressing all forms of systemic racism. We believe the Scarborough¬†Charter is a useful resource and tool for our university as we work to advance a more diverse and equitable sector.”

You can read about the Scarborough Charter here: Scarborough Charter

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