Doing the Work: Allyship, Anti Oppression & Meaningful Inclusion in Action

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Daniels Spectrum

585 Dundas Street East

Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

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This workshop explores hands on approaches to building equity and meaningful inclusion at the interpersonal and institutional level. This workshop will foster critical thinking about anti oppression allyship and models of organizing and alternative ways of knowing and being will be explored, critiqued and applied. This workshop will employ multidimensional strategies to transform dynamics of power and privilege. This workshop is ideal for individuals/organizations looking to address inequities within their team dynamics, their work and at the systemic level. Participants should have a strong working knowledge of anti-oppression before engaging with this workshop.

Facilitated by Akio Maroon and Rania El Mugammar


Akio Maroon

Akio Maroon is a dedicated Single Mother, an Educator, and an International Human Rights Advocate who identifies as a queer, gender-fluid Black Womxn. Akio has spent just over 11 years employed in the field of Occupation Health & Safety and 14yrs in Human Rights advocacy.

As a passionate Community Organizer who has been a powerful and consistent voice on the topics of Consent Culture, Black Liberation, Equality, Workers & Sex Professionals Rights and Violence Against Women; Akio currently sits on Ontario's Permanent Roundtable on Violence Against Women providing innovative policy advice to the government on ongoing and emerging gender-based violence issues and assisting in the implementation of the It's Never Ok Action Plan

Akio Maroon has been recognised with the BCCA Human Rights Award and the Leading Women Building Communities award for exceptional leadership to improve the lives of Women and Girls.

Currently Akio Maroon is an Executive Board Member at Pride Toronto and Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project; the Founding Director of the Toronto Childcare Collective (TCC) an organization that supports the participation of parents, in racial socioeconomic and justice work, and the Founding Director of Grind Toronto - Toronto’s only sex positive movement for Black, Indigenous folks and People of Colour that celebrates safer sex and promotes consent culture.

Twitter/Facebook/Instagram: @akiomaroon
Website: www.akiomaroon.com
Support: paypal.me/akiomaroon





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585 Dundas Street East

Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

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