Module I - Anti-Racism

Duration of Module: 2 hours

Acknowledgment: StFX resides on Mi’kma’ki the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people, and it has directly and indirectly benefitted from the historic and current marginalization, erasure, and assimilation of the Mi’kmaq and African Nova Scotian peoples. As a community of teachers, learners and workers, we strive to eliminate oppressive discourse and practices, to critically examine settler colonialism within our pedagogy and our institutional structures, and to be intentionally intersectional in our approaches and analyses.


  • To provide a professional development session where participants can deepen their understanding and commitment to Anti-Racism work.
  • To have participants identify microaggressions, unconscious and implicit bias, and institutional and systemic racism
  • To provide an opportunity for participants to share and critically reflect in a safe environment.


  • What is Anti-Racism?                              
  • A Critical Reflection
  • Let’s Talk About Race
  • Racism in Canadian History
  • Definitions and Concepts
  • Is Everyone Really Equal?
  • Racism in Toady’s Society?
  • White Fragility
  • Mirrors and Windows

*Participants will be asked to watch:

View: Why “I’m not racist” is only half the story. Robin DiAngelo, Oct 1, 2018 (6:34 mins) YouTube