Audience: Students, Faculty & Staff
Facilitator: Rania El Mugammar
This workshop in an introductory course for those that are looking to get a baseline understanding of core foundational concepts and frameworks pertaining to anti-Black racism
Situated within the values and frameworks of anti-racism, the session explores the historical foundation of anti-Black racism within Canada and its present day implications on Black communities. Through an intersectional lens, participants will cultivate an understanding of the internal, interpersonal and institutional ramifications of anti-Black racism as it overlaps with other identities and experiences. Unpacking the “meanwhile in Canada” narrative, participants will develop anti-racism strategies to confront the unique challenges of addressing anti-Blackness within a Canadian context. Microaggressions, power-sharing and intergenerational trauma are key components to the case studies and personal narratives.
- understand the social, cultural, economic and political nature of anti Blackness
- recognize contemporary and historical manifestations of anti-Black racism within Canada
- understand that anti-Black racism is an internal interpersonal and institutional oppression
- explore strategies to address various forms of anti-Black racism.
Participants can expect to engage in small breakout discussions as well as a lecture style presentation. Participants can keep cameras on/off and engage as desired for the lecture part of the session and are encouraged to actively participate in the breakout rooms. Participants will have a break in the middle of the session and there are some pauses to hold space for reflection.
About the Facilitator
Rania El Mugammar is a Sudanese artist, anti-oppression consultant, and liberation educator based in Toronto. Rania's artistic and community work is deeply rooted in Black Liberation,Rania is a published writer, award winning organizer, speaker, arts educator, and multidisciplinary performer.
Our workshops are in high demand and have limited capacity, often with waiting lists. We kindly ask that if you can no longer attend, you cancel your registration by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 24 hours prior to the workshop to make room for those on the waitlist. We acknowledge and understand that things happen, so even if it is a late cancellation (within 24 hours), please still let us know. Others may be able to join in your place. Thank you for accommodating this request.