Unlearn/Challenge Racism

Unlearn/Challenge Racism

Unlearn sexism, ableism, sanism, audism, homophobia, transphobia, racism, islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and fatphobia!

The unlearn campaign is an educational campaign within the Ryerson Students’ Union to challenge assumptions, language and stereotypes that further marginalize groups of people. The campaign includes buttons, posters, flyers and numerous events and workshops hosted by the Equity Service Centres.

What Is Unlearning?

Unlearning is exactly what it sounds like. It is a process of deconstructing what society has taught, advised and influenced you to believe. It is about breaking down the assumptions you have, figuring out where those assumptions came from, and finding new ways of learning that don’t further marginalise stereotyped communities.

About United For Equity: Challenge Racism

Challenging all forms of discrimination and oppression is an important part of the work of the student movement. Racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and all forms of oppression can affect how certain groups of people access post-secondary education, and perpetuate inequities in society based on gender, race, socio-economic status, (dis)ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, citizenship status and other factors.

The Canadian Federation of Students works through its constituency groups to promote equity and challenge all forms of discrimination. A series of equity buttons are available and templates can be downloaded for students’ unions to use on their campuses.