Call for nominees for U of T’s 2014 IDERD Campaign

To:  PDAD&C
Professional & Managerial Staff 
From:      Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
Date:  November 25, 2013 
Re:  Call for nominees for U of T's 2014 IDERD Campaign. Deadline is January 27


In support of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) on March 21st, we would like to recognize those staff, faculty and student members who have contributed to the effort of eliminating racial discrimination and advancing anti-racism.

I invite you to support this initiative by nominating any U of T faculty, staff and student members who you feel have contributed to this effort. You may submit up to two nominations by the deadline of January 27, 2014.

This nomination form provides more information about the U of T IDERD Campaign and the requirements for nomination. Those selected will be profiled as part of our 2014 Campaign.

Please take some time to recognize the outstanding work and initiatives in your respective divisions, departments, organizations and / or communities. This is an opportunity for us to shine a light on the critical and excellent work being done throughout the U of T community in support of our overall commitment to diversity, equity and excellence.

If you have any questions, or would like more information about U of T's 2014 IDERD Campaign, please contact the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office at 416.978.1259, antiracism@utoronto.ca or on Facebook.

Background: About International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD)

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) was established by the United Nations in 1966 to commemorate the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960. It is observed every March 21st to bring the world community together to increase its efforts in the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination and racism (United Nations, Resolution 2142, XX1).

Background: About U of T's IDERD Campaign

U of T's campaign in support of IDERD was launched in March 2012. The Campaign's objectives are:
• To increase awareness about IDERD and its importance to the University community;
• To recognize the range of teaching, scholarship and other initiatives that U of T employees or students have applied towards the effort to eliminate racial discrimination and advance anti-racism;
• To provide an opportunity for us to collectively share and appreciate the various promising practices in the ongoing challenge to eliminate racism in all its forms.

The Campaign is coordinated by the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office with the support of the ARCDO Advisory Committee.