Our diverse student voices are what make Brescia strong. We are committed to learning, listening and growing as a University to ensure a safe place on Brescia’s campus.
The King’s/Brescia Joint Principals’ Anti-Racism Working Group has been established to better understand our campus climate—particularly from the perspective of ethno- cultural, indigenous people and racialized groups—and to make recommendations that aim to make the King’s and Brescia campuses safer, more respectful and more equitable environments in which to study, research, work and live.
Know your rights at Brescia and understand that racism is not tolerated on our campus. Always reach out to a trusted staff member if you have any questions or need help.
Understand your rights in Ontario and know that the province recognizes that racism exists and the province stands against it.
We know the situations occurring around the world and the systemic injustices take a toll on your Mental Health and Wellness. Remember we have services at Brescia that will support you when you are feeling overwhelmed.
Contact Lissette Ochoa, Special Advisor to the Principal on Diversity & Inclusion at Brescia for resources that are meant to empower you as a Black student. There are many webinars, panels, and tools online to support you. Additionally, Lissette will connect your to organizations such as:
Connected with the Brescia University College Students’ Council and our Special Advisor to the Principal on Diversity & Inclusion, we are currently working to bring back this club. The Multi-Cultural Club will highlight education, culture and diversity. This allows students of colour an opportunity to lead, be heard and have a safe space at Brescia.
Agents of Change will raise awareness of racism on campus while hosting programs and activities to amplify the voices of all students of colour at Brescia.
The Equity & Human Rights Services (EHRS) department at Western is available to support Brescia students, faculty and staff.
Contact EHRS to report human rights-based harassment and discrimination and concerns related to non-human rights-based harassment.
Connect with students from similar backgrounds to build strong communities on campus with some of these clubs at Western. See a for a more extensive list of Clubs and Organizations at Western on the Western Clubs & Associations page.
If you are looking to get involved beyond campus, there are community groups within the City of London you can get involved with to make a difference, spread education and awareness. Our Special Advisor to the Principal on Diversity & Inclusion can share more with you, but here are three strong organizations to get involved with:
This organization has a Multi Cultural Outreach program that increases education and awareness on culture and diversity. If you wish to support other youth in the community, reach out to Leroy to ask to volunteer and make a difference.
Hosts cultural workshops and events to spread diversity and knowledge on the Latin American culture. They are in need of volunteers yearly.
These books will enhance our knowledge and empower you. They will give you tools to continue the fight. Knowledge is power.
We know Black students may have feelings of fear reaching out to police during these times, but if you have become a victim of a hate crime, or are experiencing discrimination, please report to the London Police. If you need support please contact our Lissette Ochoa, Special Advisor to the Principal on Diversity & Inclusion.