Thursday, January 30, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

This workshop has been rescheduled to April 16, 2020.

Who: Students, Faculty, Staff

What: This workshop explores how to engage critically in anti-racism and enact anti-racist practices on campus. Prerequisite Equity 101 (EQ101)

How: Anti-racism is an ongoing and active process of recognizing and addressing individual, institutional, and systemic racism. Upon completion of this workshop you will:

  • gain a broader awareness of how race and racism affects the lived experience of racialized groups, and the specific context of race on post-secondary campuses;
  • understand how White people contribute, actively or unconsciously, to racism;
  • be able to apply key concepts related to anti-racism, oppression, and privilege;
  • understand how racial bias affects individuals and communities;
  • be able to identify ways to implement anti-racist practices in our campus spaces.

Facilitator: Dr. Gauthamie Poolokasingham

Dr. Gauthamie Poolokasingham, C. Psych is a psychologist working for the Centre for Student Development and Counselling and the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University. Prior to this, she worked for Campus Wellness at the University of Waterloo, three other postsecondary settings, two hospitals, and one private practice. As a clinical psychologist engages in assessment, psychotherapy, consultation, and training. Her areas of specialty include cultural identity development, multicultural clinical intervention, postsecondary student mental health, racism, trauma, and sexual health. Notably, Dr. Poolokasingham is heavily involved in community research and currently serves on the advisory committee for two not-for- profit organizations. She has been devoted to understanding the impact of social determinations (including racism) on health and sharing her knowledge to create more inclusive spaces. To date, she has received multiple awards including the SHHRC Doctoral Award, Golden Key International Society Scholar Award, and FQRSC Doctoral Award. As first-generation immigrant, former international student, and racialized woman, Dr. Poolokasingham strives to share her knowledge, innovative ideas, and experience as scholar, clinician, and university community member to go beyond raising awareness of issues to cultivating change in university communities.

Location 
STC - Science Teaching Complex
2002
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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