Halloween: Think Before You Dress Up


Halloween is easily one of my favourite holidays of the year. However cultural appropriation is no fun, and should be taken very seriously.

On the theme of Halloween outfits – here is a good piece by Hannah Barath, a student assistant from UBC Access  & Diversity:
Hip vs Horrible Halloween Outfits 

And if you’re unsure whether or not if your costume is racist, here’s a piece by Kat Lazo of Everyday Feminism.

The UBC Equity & Inclusion Office can connect you to more resources on how to be respectful of other people’s cultures, especially during this time of year.

New Blog Administrator

My name is Joanna Yang and I am delighted to join the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office team. I started my position as Alden Habacon’s Admin Assistant on October 15, and will be the main administrator for this blog.

Feel free to contact me directly via e-mail (joanna.yang@ubc.ca) or phone (604-827-5914) if you would like to meet with Alden, or get involved with the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office.

With thanks,
Joanna Yang 杨达娜
Assistant to Alden E. Habacon, Director, Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development