What is Race?

Sunday, May 5, 10:30 am – 

What is Race? – 

Dr. Elizabeth Vibert with 

Rosemary Harrison, Worship Associate

University of Victoria history professor Elizabeth Vibert will examine how racial difference was constructed in historical contexts, drawing examples from trans-Atlantic slavery and the encounter between Europe and the “Middle East.” 

Historical constructs like race continue to shape society in profound ways, both beneficial (as positive group identities) and negative. Understanding the historical trajectory of the concept helps us unsettle and combat racist assumptions. 

As it is Red Dress Day, we invite you to wear something red to the service to honour and remember murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people.

Dr. Elizabeth Vibert is a colonial historian whose research and teaching focus on empires and their aftermaths. Her current research and film project explores historical food crises and contemporary initiatives toward food justice in Indigenous communities in Canada, Colombia, Jordan, and South Africa.

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Dr. Vibert



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