Dismantling Barriers & Fostering Belonging: An Anti-Racism Initiative Week2

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Join us for three weeks of engaging activities around justice, equity, diversity & inclusion in our communities.

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Week 2: May 10 – 16, 2021: Engage & Empower

Connect with others in dialogues and activities to build empathy and allyship

Keynote: Jesse Thistle | The impact of intergenerational trauma & the use of trauma informed lens in policy and service improvements | May 10 | 3:00- 4:30pm

In partnership with Douglas College

Author of From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless and Finding My Way, Jesse Thistle will share how his lived experience with addiction and homelessness has impacted his advocacy work. Jesse is a Métis-Cree Ph.D. candidate in the History program and Assistant Professor at York University in Toronto.

Disability Justice | May 11 | 2- 4pm

Presented by Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods

Increase your disability knowledge and engage in dialogue as we explore new ways of doing and perceiving, including the ten principles of disability justice and how they can be utilized in daily life. This workshop will also cover how these practices and principles impact the daily lives of people with disabilities.

Dinner Dialogue: Decolonizing Language | May 11 | 6:30- 8:00pm

Join facilitator Luna Aixin in dialogue around decolonizing our language to create more inclusive and safe spaces for all. Bring your dinner to this virtual dialogue.

*SOLD OUT. Please email if you would like to be put on the waitlist for this event.

Cultural Connections: Storytelling Dialogue| May 12 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm

In partnership with Coquitlam Heritage Society

Join Indigenous facilitator Christine MacKenzie as she engages us in dialogue about our cultural connections. Sharing about each other’s heritage and culture can empower and strengthen our understanding of each other.

*SOLD OUT. Please email if you would like to be put on the waitlist for this event.

Inner Work of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion | May 13 | 10 am - 12 pm

Presented by Priti Shah and Christine Spinder

This workshop will dive deeper into intersectionality framework and understanding privilege as a responsibility. Participants will gain better understanding of how to act as collaborators within their workplace or in their community. Geared mostly for organizational staff (front line to senior management).

Liberating the Self: A Self-Decolonization Approach | May 13 | 6:30- 8:00pm

Facilitated by Lakshmi Lochan

Creating a safe space for BIPOC folx and allies to connect and reflect on their experiences and develop connections and solidarity.

Transgender Rights | May 14 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This is an awareness-raising workshop about the challenges facing transgender and gender non-conforming people. How can trade unions work to end discrimination and support our trans members? This introductory workshop includes an overview of appropriate language to use, existing legal protections, and what we as activists can do to make sure our workplaces and our unions are as inclusive as possible to transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming folks.

Dismantling Barriers & Fostering Belonging: An Anti-Racism Initiative is part of the Tri-Cities Together, TCLIP and Resilience BC program.

ASL Interpretation & Live Transcription is available for this event.

If you prefer to register by phone, you may contact TCLIP at 604-468-6001 from 9am-5pm and leave a message.

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