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Source: The Star

‘Black students matter,’ parents tell Peel District School Board

“The trust is broken between the board and the Black community.”

Tope Adefarakan minced no words as she led a presentation Tuesday night by Black parents to the Peel District School Board.

Source: The Star

‘Don’t act fresh’: Peel school board must stop ‘moving to innocence’ over Black parents’ demands

A wonderful term coined by two scholars identifies one way the privileged among us resist taking action on social oppression. It’s called “settler moves to innocence.”

Source: The Star

To bring back kidnapped girls, Nigeria should negotiate with Boko Haram

On April 14, close to 300 Nigerian girls in the small northern town of Chibok were abducted from their school by the extremist group Boko Haram.

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‘We will not be silenced’: Parents protest treatment of Black students at Peel public school board

With the Ministry of Education’s review of anti-Black racism at the Peel District School Board soon to be made public, it was standing room only as people jammed the chambers at the Tuesday, March 10 school board meeting to protest the treatment of Black students.

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Broken relationship between PDSB and the Black community highlighted by trespass order against parents

The relationship between Peel District School Board (PDSB) and the Black community in the region is broken. Mounting frustration led to the police being called to the board’s last meeting.

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Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)

Anti-Hate Conversation Series Part 9: Transforming Education: Promises and Challenges of Changing Education for the Most Marginalized Students. Featuring Dr. Tope Adefarakan, Jeewan Chanicka, and Neethan Shan

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Medicine for the Resistance Podcast (M4R)

Yoruba spirituality and Racism in Education with Dr. Tope Adefarakan – Nov. 5, 2020

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Answering calls for systemic change, Peel police vow ‘complete overhaul’ of school officer program

The Peel Regional Police has temporarily cancelled its School Resource Officer program after concerns were raised that it alienates Black and other visible minority students.

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Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC)

Webinar Addressing Anti-Black Racism in the Education System in Peel

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Human rights tribunal awards young Black girl $35,000 after Peel police ‘handcuffed and shackled’ her at school

A “vulnerable” Black girl who was “handcuffed and shackled” at school by Peel police when she was six years old has been awarded $35,000 by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in a case in which race was found to be a factor.

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