McGill, Manadatory Anti-racism/anti-oppression course for all programs

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The proposal is to have this mandatory Anti-racism/Anti-oppression course a requirement for all degrees/programs. Majority of universities only require social work to have an anti-oppression course. This is a failure on the universities part to educate their students, as all programs are service providers and affect the public. When you graduate you become a service provider, and provide a service for the public. It is important that we are educated about anti-oppression, anti-racism and best practice when providing services for different communities. One of the goals is to have the AOP classes catered to the programs to have a better understanding of how to implement it not only in your daily life but also your career. It is important that we contribute to the solution and not the problem. The school holds a lack of accountability for its role in continuing to uphold systematic racism, and the history its played in oppressing First Peoples, Black people and other marginalized groups. 

In course outlines, there is a land acknowledgment which states that  "McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous people whose footsteps have marked this territory on which peoples of the world now gather." There is no accountability for the fact that James McGill the founder of McGill, held people in slavery. First Peoples and Black People created the campus against their will as they were enslaved. The James McGill statue and other colonial artwork is still up all over campus, and the school has still not made an effort to take it down.