Centre for Human Rights Equity & Inclusion launches its Winter 2019 REDI workshop series

This month, the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (REI) at York University launches its Respect, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) workshop series for the Winter 2019 term.

The REDI Series moves beyond a curriculum exclusively dedicated towards human rights and help participants embrace equity and inclusion. The workshop series is open to all University community members (including full- and part-time employees, faculty and students). Interested participants can register and participate in sessions at any time of the year. Participants who attend at least three sessions receive a certificate of completion in human rights.

This semester, REI is offering “Human Rights in a Digital Age: The polarization of #Everything” as part of its REDI program. Each workshop in the series explores how contemporary human rights issues affect our daily interactions. Participants develop knowledge, skills and awareness to help create and uphold equitable and inclusive spaces. The full list of sessions is available on the REI website.

“Participating in the REDI program at Glendon was both insightful and liberating,” said Teshini Harrison of the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, Glendon College. “The centre’s team was amazing throughout the entire experience. As a former employee, the program helped me to understand the perspectives and lived experiences of others, while providing me with the ability to articulate my own experiences openly.

“The program provides individuals with the tools to develop skills that improve institutional and employee practices and behaviours around diversity, equity and inclusion,” Harrison added. “More importantly, it also pushes individuals to approach such issues with a level of emotional intelligence, care and empathy for others.”

Completely free, the REDI series is an educational and professional development opportunity for the entire University community. Registration for the Winter 2019 REDI series is now open online. Space is limited, so register early by visiting the REI website.