Agnès Berthelot-Raffard, Replacement Professor at the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, was awarded the Prix du Regroupement Affaires Femmes dans la catégorie Éducation during their annual gala held on the Saturday, March 10, 2018.
A pioneer as a French black woman philosopher in Quebec and Canada, Agnès Berthelot-Raffard has made an exceptional contribution to the academic world as a teacher, philosopher and ethicist. Indeed, through her knowledge and her black identity, she contributes in her teachings, her interventions and her intellectual initiatives to make radiate the work of the black intellectuals of the French-speaking world. In addition, Professor Berthelot-Raffard has always been supportive since her arrival at the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, to the initiatives of Francophone students. She is for her students a model of commitment, resilience and rigor. Work, daring and hope for a bright future for all Francophone racialized women is what her dedication inspires.
At the award ceremony, which she wanted to experience in the presence of her students, Professor Berthelot-Raffard expressed her passion and responsibility for her educational mission that this distinction reinforces. She also spoke of the importance of establishing, for future generations, a political and feminist solidarity among all women.
Our sincere congratulations to Agnès Berthelot-Raffard on this highly deserved prize!
About the Regroupement Affaires Femmes (RAF): RAF presents itself as “the only intergenerational rally of its kind created by and for French-Canadian girls and black women”. Each year, RAF celebrates the excellence of Canadian Francophone black and Francophile women who have a positive and lasting social, personal and professional impact in their community.