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The Leading Social Justice Collective (LSJC) is a cross-sectoral leadership development program for individuals engaged in social justice transformation in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), co-hosted by United Way of… Read more
As a part of a panel discussion at the 3rd Urban Economy Forum in 2021, Prof. Karen Chapple proposed three ways to address land theft in the face of rising houselessness and displacement by borrowing from the Indigenous ways of knowing to redefine the modern concept of land ownership.
70 Acres in Chicago is a looming reminder of inequality, Cabrini’s high-rises were demolished and an African-American community cleared to make room for another social experiment: mixed-income neighbourhoods.
Overdue, Returned, and Missing: The Changing Stories of Boston’s Chinatown Library Branch Public branch libraries are hyperlocal institutions that produce and disseminate local knowledge and play important roles in immigrant… Read more
This session is aimed at non-Indigenous people who seek to build relationships and/or community partnerships with Indigenous people for university-related projects. Topics will include how to approach Indigenous people respectfully;… Read more
The School of Cities is pleased to support thirteen projects as part of the inaugural Anti-Black Racism/Black Lives and Anti-Indigenous Racism/Indigenous Lives Funding Initiative