When Queen’s signed the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education and committed to more meaningful, concrete actions to address anti-Black racism and to promote Black inclusion, the university devoted itself to a comprehensive and ongoing plan for transformation.
Amid Black Histories and Futures Month, that recognizes the many past, present, and future contributions and achievements of Black Canadians and their communities, we are reminded that there is still work ahead of us as we continue to reflect on the four core principles of the Charter — Black flourishing, inclusive excellence, mutuality, and accountability.
This short video featuring members of the Queen's community reflecting on what the Charter means to them and to the university is a tangible reminder of what we have started and where we are headed to create real, sustainable change with the Charter leading our way. Thank you to all who participated.
With the Charter as our foundation and guide, we know what it looks like to do more and be better, to have a positive and lasting impact, and to build up the quality of life for Black students, faculty, and staff in all spaces at Queen’s, in governance, research, teaching and learning, and in community engagement.
It is up to all of us to work collaboratively and remain vigilant as we continue to respond to the Charter’s call to action so that all Black community members can thrive.