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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Accessibility

Land Acknowledgement

Mount Saint Vincent University is located on Mi'kma'ki, the unceded, ancestral land of the Mi'kmaq.  

These lands are governed by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship, signed in 1725 by the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik People and the British Crown.  

These treaties did not surrender land or resources, but instead affirmed Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik title and established rules for an ongoing relationship between nations. 

Introduction to EDIA Research

This LibGuide was created to support research in areas relating to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism at MSVU. Topics of this nature are not static and as such, this LibGuide will change and evolve to reflect inevitable shifts in language and concepts and the research needs of MSVU faculty, students, and researchers.

The resources in this guide are organized by topic for ease of access. In reality, identities and experiences co-exist and impact each other greatly. No identity exists in a vacuum. When using this guide, consider the concept of intersectionality, as defined by Black feminist scholar, Kimberlé Crenshaw. Intersectionality was introduced by Crenshaw in the late 1980s as a legal concept with the purpose of explain the limited ability of legal frameworks to see multiple, intersecting forms of oppression, such as race and gender. 

This TedTalk by Kimberlé Crenshaw explains the history of the concept and the importance of intersectionality in law and society.

Content warning: Starting at the 12-minute mark, there are descriptions of Black women who have been killed by police violence. 

Books on Intersectionality