Royal Roads welcomes Dr. Sonia Kang

Portrait of Dr. Sonia Kang standing outdoors

Royal Roads University welcomes identity, diversity and inclusion expert Dr. Sonia Kang to lead a workshop on confronting anti-Asian racism in academia and beyond.

Kang, who is Canada Research Chair in Identity, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Toronto, will present Confronting Anti-Asian Racism in Academia and Beyond on Wednesday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m.

The workshop will explore the roots and experience of anti-Asian racism and allow participants to discuss experiences with this form of racism at Royal Roads.

“Anti-Asian racism and violence have been increasing globally and here in Canada throughout the pandemic,” says Kang. “Many of us are motivated to do something to stop it, but don't know when to act or what to do. This solution-focused workshop will give attendees the opportunity to work on a plan for active allyship and anti-racist action so that they come away feeling more empowered and ready to act.”

“We know Anti-Asian racism and violence are on the rise, particularly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Royal Roads President Philip Steenkamp. “I am grateful to Dr. Kang for taking the time to share her expertise with us, and to help us as we work towards a safe, just and inclusive Royal Roads community.”

This session is open to Royal Roads staff, faculty and students. Please check your Royal Roads email for the Zoom link or contact Deborah Zornes at the Office of Research.