Janelle Brady, PhDc (She/her/hers) Janelle is an Anti-Racist Educator, Activist-Researcher and Community Organizer. Janelle serves on the boards of directors for several organizations, and groups. Janelle is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto in the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) where she explores Black mothering experiences of navigating anti-Black racism in the schooling and education system for their children. At OISE, Janelle is currently the Senior Coordinator & Researcher of the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS). She has been featured by CityNews, CBC, Global TV, the Toronto Star, the Huffington Post, and other local media outfits. She is a part-time faculty member at George Brown College, where she teaches Sociology as well as at the University of Guelph Humber, where she teaches Social Justice Education in the Early Childhood Studies program. She has taught in the Women and Gender Studies program at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Janelle is a Co-founder and Director of a social enterprise, the Downsview Advocate, a local newspaper in Toronto’s north end. She has over 10 years of experience in the curation and delivery of professional development education curriculum in the areas of anti-Black racism, anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion, and capacity-building. She is also a curriculum writer and academic support for the Child Development Institute (CDI) SNAP Socio-Emotional, Education, and School Advocacy (SEESA) program. Janelle is the 2019 recipient of the International Day for the End of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) University of Toronto Award.
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