Race & Ethnicity Caucus

Race and Ethnicity Caucus Card


Farhana Islam: rec@utgsu.ca

Vice-President of Internal Operations
Egag Egag

Vice-President of Events Planning and Management
Rasheeda Forbes-Riley and Elaine Cagulada

Vice-President of Communications
Danica Chaharlangi

Vice-President of Finance
Helen Jin

Vice-President of Advocacy and Development
Yohanna Beraki

Alumni Advisors
Niyosha Keyzad
Shadi Shahkhalili
Kenny Murphy

Executive Liaison
Cristina Jaimungal: external@utgsu.ca


As announced in the Weekly UTGSU Digest.

News & Events

The UTGSU’s Race and Ethnicity Caucus presents “Safe Space for Race”, a monthly workshop and social gathering space to build community and empower racialized students and allies. In this space, we will share experiences and engage in dialogue that is geared toward enhancing community-building, empowerment, and mental health.

Join our launch on February 28th from 5-7 pm at the Grad Room (66 Harbord St). Save the date for additional sessions on March 19, April 23 and May 21 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Multi-Faith Centre (Room 207).

Food and beverages will be served. TTC tokens will be provided to registered UofT students. ASL interpretation will be provided upon request to rec@utgsu.ca (provided one month notice). Venue is wheelchair accessible.

More information about this and future events can be found on our social media: Instagram (recutgsu), Twitter (recutgsu) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/rec.utgsu/).

RSVP: https://safespaceforrace1.eventbrite.ca

Please request to join the new REC Facebook group to keep up to date on all current news and events.

About the Caucus

The Race and Ethnicity Caucus (REC) is committed to social justice, community building, and healing for self-identified racialized and/or graduate students of colour at the intersections of gender, ability, age, class, religion, and sexuality at the University of Toronto. REC is committed to advocacy, scholarship, and activism. We are particularly interested in forming networks amongst graduate students of colour across the university in order to provide information, support, and resources. Our activities include regular meetings, social events, reading groups, community dinners, panels, and much more.

REC aims to be a safe space for women, trans people, non-binary gender/gender non-conforming individuals, and sick and disabled people of colour.

Join The Race & Ethnicity Caucus

The University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU), Race & Ethnicity Caucus (REC) is looking for enthusiastic, forward thinking candidates to join our team!

No previous experience in race and ethnic relations or finance required. To apply, email the President of The REC with a statement of interest, explaining why you would like to get involved with the caucus and a brief description of relevant experience and skills at: rec@utgsu.ca.