Mon Mar 3—A Life Devoted to Anti-racism: Lee Lorch—Ending caste discrimination: discussing the dalits of India & Canada with Gurpreet Singh—Poverty in Vancouver Schools: Gwen Giesbrecht & Marcy Toms

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  • Looking at the life of Lee Lorch – a towering figure in the history of anti-racism in Canada and the US.  Lee Lorch (September 20, 1915 – February 28, 2014) was a mathematician and an early civil rights activist. He taught at several Black colleges encouraging black students to pursue studies in mathematics and supervising several of the first black men and women to earn PhDs in mathematics in the United States before moving to Canada. He ended his career as Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at York University in Toronto, Canada.  Conversations with Lee Lorch – a film by Rachel Deutch, and Science for Peace (Begins at app 15 min mark)

  •  Gurpreet Singh, radio talk show host and author discusses discrimination against dalit (the “untouchables)  in India and Canada. (Begins at 32 min mark)
  • Vancouver School Board is reviewing their Inner City program,  Marcy Toms and Gwen Giesbrecht from Justice not Charity and the Public Education Project discuss their thoughts on the review. (Begins at 48 min mark)

     

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