York’s Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion marks Black History Month with new workshops

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The Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion continues to broaden the range of topics covered in its Rights, Equity, Diversity, Decolonization & Inclusion (REDDI) certificate workshops and has announced a new REDDI mini-series dedicated to Black History Month.

REDDI mini-series workshops, which can be accessed through YU Learn, offer certificates of completion just like the core REDDI workshops. For certificates to be awarded following a mini-series, three mini-series workshops plus one core workshop must be attended. To be granted a core workshop certificate, simply attend any three core sessions.

The list of upcoming Black History Month REDDI mini-series workshops are included below. For a full list of REDDI workshops, and to register, click here.

Acknowledging and Addressing Racism
Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This workshop will help participants gain an understanding of how to recognize racism, how it can manifest, and what its impacts are. Participants will learn about strategies to address barriers to inclusive spaces and become familiar with relevant tools, policies and legislation within the York context.

Black Inclusion: Historic and Current Efforts to Dismantle Anti-Black Racism
Feb. 14, 1 to 2 p.m.

This session will follow the birth and development of anti-Black racism both globally and locally, and the historic and ongoing efforts to dismantle it. Through case studies and scenarios, participants will be offered tools and examples of how to respond to anti-Black racism in effective and sustainable ways.

[En Français/In French] Reconnaître et aborder le racisme
16 février, 11h00 à 12h30

Cet atelier aidera les participants à comprendre comment se manifeste le racisme, et quels sont ses impacts. Les participants découvriront des stratégies visant à éliminer les obstacles aux espaces inclusifs et s’exerceront à interrompre les commentaires racistes.

Do the Work: Intervening on Racism 
Feb. 28, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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 will ask attendees to design strategies and practice tools to intervene in moments of racial discrimination, harassment and microaggressions. Prior familiarity with these concepts is recommended.