Two months after Black Lives Matter activists crashed Alok Mukherjee’s final Toronto Police Services board meeting, the former police board chair is starting his new role at Ryerson with an appearance on a panel addressing the anti-police brutality movement. Mukherjee stepped down from the board in August after 10 years as chair, and is now a distinguished visiting professor for the criminology […]
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The past decade has been a weird and contradictory time for race relations, Melissa Harris-Perry told a packed Ted Rogers auditorium Wednesday night. The MSNBC host was on campus to deliver a lecture at the Nelson Mandela EDI Keynote, hosted by the Ryerson Students’ Union’s Social Justice Week. “We like to think that we live in a post-racialized America,” said Harris-Perry. […]
Five females were honoured Monday night, at Ryerson’s sixth annual Viola Desmond Day Awards ceremony. Viola Desmond was an African-Canadian, who in 1946 was prosecuted for sitting in a whites-only section of a movie theatre. Every year, Ryerson celebrates her legacy by awarding black females of the community for their continuing efforts in shaping black history. Each award is named […]