Tuesday, December 7, 2021 — 2:00 PM to Thursday, December 9, 2021 — 4:00 PM EST

In this interactive 3-hour workshop, divided over two-days, attendees will develop tools, strategies, and resources to respond effectively to disclosures of sexual violence.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Thursday, December 2, 2021 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

The purpose of the workshop is to help students, faculty and staff understand historical and present-day issues that impact trans and non-binary Black & racialized identities, debunk and de-mystify conversations around trans inclusion, and generate discussion on accountability frameworks and best practices to better affirm trans identities

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
Level: Advanced

Thursday, November 25, 2021 (all day) to Friday, December 10, 2021 (all day)
Global 16 Days Campaign logo

16 Days begins on November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and concludes on December 10, International Human Rights Day. In Canada, 16 Days includes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6.

Thursday, November 25, 2021 (all day) to Friday, December 10, 2021 (all day)
#Purple4Prevention, 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence, November 25th to December 10th

As part of the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence (Nov. 25-Dec. 10), the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office at Waterloo is partnering with the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC), Conestoga College, and Wilfrid Laurier University to address sexual violence on campus through a new campaign: #Purple4Prevention. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
My Restorative Rights

In this survivor-focused workshop led by Jungle Flower, participants will explore setting boundaries after trauma and become clear on what rights are important for them to reclaim for their healing and restoration. They may decorate their list of rights using art supplies.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

This workshop facilitated by Rania El Mugammar explores solidarity through power sharing, mutual aid, and risk taking through the lens of anti-racism.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
Level: Advanced

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Systemic racism is experienced as oppression, harm, violence and grief. It is our responsibility to understand our role, and strategize for long-term listening, learning, and action.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
Level: Intermediate

Friday, November 5, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Indigenous Initiatives Office is pleased to have Ela Smith present this two-part workshop where campus community members will gain a deeper understanding of historic and current realities for First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) people in Ontario and Canada.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Thursday, November 4, 2021 (all day) to Friday, November 5, 2021 (all day)
Begin by listening

The Ontario University Sexual Violence Network invites you to the first annual Begin by Listening: Sexual Violence Student Activism Symposium to be held virtually on November 4-5, 2021.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 (all day) to Friday, November 19, 2021 (all day)
Red ribbons tied to a an outdoor bridge

Bridge: Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit People has become an annual installation since 2016 for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

This foundational workshop is designed to give you an understanding of equity and how our interactions with one another are shaped by systems of oppression, power, and privilege.  

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
Level: Introductory

Thursday, October 28, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Situated within the values and frameworks of anti-racism, the session facilitated by Rania El Mugammar explores the historical foundation of anti-Black racism within Canada and its present day implications on Black communities.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
Level: Introductory

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Inner Critic & Self Compassion

In this survivor-focused workshop, Jungle Flower will lead writing exercises to help participants identify the negative commentary of the inner critic and practice self compassion, which is said to be the antidote to shame.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Presentation on Métis culture and history, including with the ethnogenesis of the Métis, "Who Are the Métis?", their unique and rich culture and language. Why did they disappear in history? Where are they today? 

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

This workshop/presentation facilitated by Dr. Gauthamie Poolokasingham focuses on topics of culture, intersectionality, social determinants of health, racism, and White privilege in Canada and Canadian institutions of learning.

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students
Level: Introductory

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The training is for those looking for an introductory-Intermediate overview of Muslim practices, understanding implicit biases associated with Islam and Muslims, and developing a foundational understanding of Islamophobia and developing a nuanced framework to counter it.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
Level: Introductory - Intermediate

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and educators, the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) is an interactive and experiential teaching tool that explores the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the land we now know as Canada.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

This is an introductory workshop to help students, faculty and staff develop greater understandings of 2SLGBTQ+ identities; gain knowledge about protected rights; and,  identify and explore barriers to develop and foster actions that create a more welcoming campus environment and offer meaningful and relevant support.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
Level: Introductory

Thursday, September 30, 2021 — 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

An event from the Decolonizing UW Health Collaborative Speaker Series.

Thursday, September 30, 2021 — 10:00 AM EDT

On September 30th, 2021 - Healing of The Seven Generations is hosting a community walk to spread awareness of and reflect on the tragedies experienced by Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island as a result of the country’s former residential school system.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Letters to and from our Bodies with Jungle Flower

This survivor-focused workshop for students, facilitated by Jungle Flower, invites participants to get in touch with their bodies in a nurturing way. Writing prompts will be provided to help participants tap into what they wish to communicate to their bodies, and to imagine what their bodies may wish to communicate back to them.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

In honour of The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, join the Indigenous Initiatives Office and the President's Anti-Racism Taskforce (PART) for a special keynote presentation with Dr. Kathy Absolon on Truth & Reconciliation, Indian Residential Schools.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The training is for those looking for an introductory-Intermediate overview of Muslim practices, understanding implicit biases associated with Islam and Muslims, and developing a foundational understanding of Islamophobia and developing a nuanced framework to counter it.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
Level: Introductory - Intermediate

Friday, September 24, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Indigenous Initiatives Office is pleased to have Ela Smith present this two-part workshop where campus community members will gain a deeper understanding of historic and current realities for First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) people in Ontario and Canada.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Thursday, September 23, 2021 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

The goal of the Truth & Reconciliation presentation is about raising awareness of the tragic history of the residential school system. It examines the history and policies that lead to the creation of the Residential Schools, their legacies, how they have impacted Indigenous people, and why truth and reconciliation is important. 

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