The work of inclusion is ongoing, proactive and profoundly necessary. York University faculty, staff and students are invited to do their part to enhance belonging and equity within the community by participating in the Respect, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Workshop Series and Anti-Racism Workshop Series being offered virtually by York’s Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (REI) this fall.
Workshops being offered in September include: Lutte Contre la discrimination (Addressing Discrimination – French only) on Sept. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon; and Academic Integrity and Universal Design on Sept. 30 at the same time.
October’s offerings include: Requesting and Accessing Accommodations on Oct. 5 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Acknowledging and Addressing Racism on Oct. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to noon; and Challenging Unconscious Bias and Microaggressions on Oct. 19 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
The remaining workshops for the year will run as follows:
- Racial Inclusion and Employment Equity, Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m. to noon;
- Intervening on Racism, Nov. 9, 1:30 to 3 p.m.;
- Creating and Maintaining Positive Space, Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m. to noon; and
- Addressing and Responding to Sexual Harassment, Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
The REDI Workshop Series covers the basics in human rights, equity and inclusion, and builds a general understanding of these topics in the context of the Ontario Human Rights Code. Through interactive learning, participants are introduced to core concepts to build a more equitable and inclusive culture at York and beyond. After attending at least three of these workshops and an online module, participants will receive a REDI Certificate of Completion.
The workshops will be delivered on Zoom, with materials presented on screen as well as orally. Attendees will be offered several opportunities to participate via annotation, chat, large group discussion and breakout rooms. Automated transcription is provided over Zoom. Participants can indicate any other accessibility requests in their registration form or by contacting REI.
Members of the York community who are looking for a custom, department-specific workshop should consider the REDI and Anti-Racism sessions first, as they offer a helpful foundation for any team interested in engaging in more in-depth work.
For more information and to register for any of the workshops listed above, visit rights.info.yorku.ca/redipd.