Understanding our own identities is essential and ongoing work for any of us who seek to do good in the world. Join us for an interactive inquiry into the past that will help you contextualize your relationship to these lands, as settlers and as visitors. It is our hope that you will leave equipped with language and knowledge to support further learning & gain tools to help you engage with a broader community of others who are also unlearning the colonial legacy that bombards 'main-steam' education. Together we will look at Indigenous resistance and honour that it continues today and has been happening since the very start of European colonization.
Date: Monday September 26th
Location: York University Student Centre, Room 430
Accessibility: This is a barrier free space. Subway tokens available to attendees by request.
Trainer's Bio: Arabi Rajeswaran, a daughter of the Tamil diaspora, was born on Dish with One Spoon Treaty Territory aka Toronto and has ancestry rooted in Sri Lanka. She is a passionate youth culture worker who aims to create dialogues among and within young people from various backgrounds and experiences. Raised in Toronto’s west-end neighbourhood of Rexdale with many years of experience as a facilitator, mentor and youth leader to her peers and community, Arabi has collaborated with many organizations across Turtle Island and beyond. Arabi is passionate about photography, yogic medicine, traditional knowledge and yummy food. She is also a student at York University pursuing Indigenous Studies with a focus on Human Rights and Equity. Her belief in solidarity and her feelings of compassion continue to motivate her in her journey.
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Tools for Change
Tools for Change is a project of OPIRG Toronto, Earthroots, Greenpeace Canada, OPIRG York, the Community Action Centre of the Student Association at George Brown College and No One Is Illegal (NOII). We help you develop skills to champion social, economic, and environmental justice. We host over 20 workshops a year. Workshop are offered on a sliding scale of $20, $30 and $50 and scholarships are available.
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