Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization Task Force

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The Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization (EDID) task force, including faculty, staff and student members at the Don Wright Faculty of Music, was formed in the fall of 2020.

Goal

To construct spaces for us to listen to those who experience what it means to be marginalized in ways that those of us with white privilege are not. From that we strive to gain insights as choices are made about inclusion across the many facets of the Faculty.

Subgoals

  1. To provide spaces for students, faculty and staff to gather to discuss
  2. Liaison with the Black Student and Indigenous Student Associations for guidance and insights, as well as those in London (e.g. Black Lives Matter).
  3. To put forth recommendations within the context of the University’s anti-Racism report
  4. To consider whether or not there should/could be a standing committee on Diversity and Inclusion (BIPOC).
  5. To put forth recommendations of inclusion throughout the students’ experience in the Faculty of Music.
  6. To put forth recommendations for a listening Faculty of Music as we continue to better understand that which can guide our engagement with the curriculum and each other.
  7. To examine other models that are diversified in their offerings of a Faculty of Music.
  8. To explore funding resources to have culture bearers in our classrooms.

Members

Francesca Alexander
falexan@uwo.ca

Norma Coates
ncoates@uwo.ca

Amanda Costella
agaspar3@uwo.ca

Cynthia Nguyet Hang Le
cle66@uwo.ca

Vicky Li
mli563@uwo.ca

Janet Loo
jloo5@uwo.ca

Emma Pennell
epennell@uwo.ca

Sara Shifaw
sshifaw@uwo.ca

Elizabeth Tuinstra
etuinstr@uwo.ca

Todd Wieczorek
twieczor@uwo.ca


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Western’s Equity & Human Rights Services (EHRS) provides advice and support to all members of Western's campus community: students, staff, faculty, and leaders.

Contact EHRS to report:

  • Human rights-based harassment and discrimination, such as sexism, racism, transphobia, homophobia, islamophobia, xenophobia, antisemitism, and ableism.
  • Concerns related to non-human rights-based harassment, such as personal harassment or workplace harassment, may also be reported.

Visit EHRS website, including a new, confidential online reporting tool.


Western Resources

Equity & Human Rights Services - Western University

Indigenous Initiatives - Western University

President's Anti-Racism Working Group - President's Anti-Racism Working Group - Western University

Health & Wellness - Western University

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council - Western University


Recommended Reads and Music Resources

Coming soon! Ongoing, relevant content to be provided by members of the EDID task force, with particular focus on music.