Concordia launches Equity Office, Black Perspectives Office

October 28, 2020
Concordia University has launched both an Equity Office and a Black Perspectives Office (BPO). Concordia says that the offices will “play leading roles in ensuring a fair and safe environment for all members of Concordia’s community.” The Equity Office will support the development and implementation of the university’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan, as well as coordinate EDI resources and initiatives. The BPO will advocate for Black perspectives at Concordia, as well as support Concordia’s Black community through resources, funding, mentorship, and advocacy. This year’s BPO focuses include supporting the wellness of Black staff and faculty, raising awareness of anti-Black racism, and bringing attention to the needs of Concordia’s Black community. Concordia (QC)