Audience: Students, Faculty & Staff
Description: 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.
Online, 2-hour workshop.
- 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 instituations
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.