Parkland Fall Conference 2020
November 16-21, 2020, University of Alberta

2020-11-18 Healing the Contagion of Systemic Racism: Rebuilding Relationships for the Society We Want

Wednesday speaker • Nov 18, 7PM

Healing the Contagion of Systemic Racism: Rebuilding Relationships for the Society We Want

with Justice Marion Buller

The clear evidence of social inequities, police violence and systemic racism during social media COVID times has outraged people. What happens when we go back to “normal?” Will we let the inequities, violence and systemic racism continue, or will we begin to rebuild our society? The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls sets out pathways for understanding and combating systemic racism. We will examine these pathways with the goal of making meaningful change.

Marion Buller was the first Indigenous woman appointed as a provincial court judge in B.C. She founded the First Nations Court and provided the foundation for the Indigenous Family Court. Ms. Buller was also the chief commissioner for National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. She is a member of the Mistawasis Nehiyawak, a Cree First Nation in Saskatchewan.