Federation statement on anti-Black racism by Wesley Crichlow, Board Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Media release
May 31, 2020

The Federation stands in solidarity with the families of George Floyd (Minneapolis), Regis Korchinski-Paquet (Toronto) and Breonna Taylor (Louisville).

Families, Black communities and others are hurting from inhumane acts of violence. Anti-Black racism and the senseless killings of Black people must come to an end.

As the Floyd, Korchinski-Paquet, and Taylor families, friends and others grieve their loss, the Federation grieves yet more Black lives lost to anti-Black racism and police violence.

Racism and anti-Black racism are alive. They eat at the core of our humanity. We all have a responsibility to eradicate them, and the Federation pledges to do the same.


Dr. Wesley Crichlow

Board member and Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences