Workshops and Trainings
First Steps to Anti-racism
(3.5 hours in length, including a short break)
A spin-off of the Self-awareness workshop, this workshop focuses specifically on racism as experienced by black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) as well as the much needed practice of anti-racism.
This workshop focuses on:
self-awareness as it relates to stereotypes, biases and prejudices that we hold as humans, and as professionals, about BIPOC folks
examining how schemas in our human brain are formed - participants will explore how our lived experiences, the media, and the larger culture work to create specific and generalized ideas about BIPOC people
strategies to combat and change harmful beliefs about BIPOC people
how participants can practice anti-racism in their everyday lives and within their workplaces and community
The aim of this workshop is to create a safe and inviting space to be vulnerable within ourselves to examine what beliefs we hold and to work on changing harmful beliefs about BIPOC people. Participants will gain a full understanding of why, in the twenty-first century, racism remains a very real and problematic feature of our society. Further, participants will leave this workshop with the necessary skills to combat racism through the active practice of anti-racism.
This workshop can be tailored to individual workplaces or professional fields as well as tailored to both Canadian and United States contexts.
Vulnerability is uncomfortable and discomfort is a prerequisite to growth.