In line with the powerful advocacy and anti-racism work being done by communities across the globe, York University’s Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion is hosting a four-part series of live online workshops on anti-racism beginning June 23. Sessions are free and open to any member of the York community.
The one-hour training sessions will explore aspects of racism and how racial discrimination operates in our society, and strategies that can be used to challenge this form of discrimination. Participants are welcome to sign up for any of the sessions, which will count towards a REDI certificate.
Session that will be offered include:
June 23, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Acknowledging and Addressing Racism
Please note that this session was offered in the REDI series on June 3. Participants are welcome to take it again, however, the content will be the same.
This workshop will help participants gain an understanding of the impact of racially-based microaggressions and implicit bias, and obtain strategies on how to recognize and address these barriers to inclusive spaces on campus.
June 30, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Challenging Unconscious Bias and Microaggressions
This workshop will take a deep dive into forms of unconscious bias, and stereotyping that lead to microaggressions and discriminatory behaviour, and will explores effective strategies to challenge our biases, reframing our ways of thinking and strengthen the experience of inclusion for all.
July 6, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Racial Inclusion and Employment Equity
This workshop focuses on racism and discrimination in the workplace, highlighting the relevant policies and laws in place to support efforts that build healthy and inclusive workplace environments and culture.
July 13, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Intervening on Racism
Please note that we strongly recommend participants to have attended at least one of the workshops above before attending this session.
This workshop will be highly participation-based, and ask attendees to design strategies and practice tools to intervene on moments of racial discrimination, harassment, and microaggressions. Prior familiarity with these concepts is recommended.