ONLINE: EQ204 Anti-Blackness at the Intersections WorkshopExport this event to calendar

Thursday, October 15, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Audience: Students, Faculty & Staff

Description: Situated within the values and frameworks of anti-racism, this 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

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of the unique Canadian context of anti-Black racism, situated within a global context of anti-Blackness
  • Use intersectionality to critically engage with power dynamics and to practice solidarity with Black communities
  • Cultivate an awareness of the internalized, interpersonal and institutional manifestations of anti-Black racism
  • Explore manifestations of anti-Black racism in higher education, media and pop culture
  • Reflect on the impact of anti-Black racism on diverse Black communities navigating institutions

Online, 2-hour workshop. 

About the Facilitator

This workshop will be facilitated by Rania El Mugammar. Rania is a Sudanese Canadian Artist, Arts Educator, Equity, Anti-oppression, Liberation and Meaningful Inclusion Educator and Consultant, performer, speaker and published writer. Rania is an experienced anti-oppression, equity, inclusion and liberation educator and consultant who is unflinchingly committed to decolonization and freedom as the ultimate goals of her work.

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