Time & Location
Feb 23, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – Apr 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
EmbRace - Creating a Community Against Racism
In partnership with the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre (ACLRC), Diversecities and ACLRC have invited anyone who wants to learn the differences between racism and racial discrimination, how unconscious biases and assumptions could affect your interactions with others, and some actions you can take to help combat racism.
In the multicultural Canadian society today, people of diverse backgrounds must live and work together. Sometimes in spite of differences, people get along. And sometimes they don’t. Often the main reason that people do not get along is the “isms” between them. Racism is perhaps the most obvious and problematic “ism” and can be subtle and difficult to recognize.
This workshop is geared towards participants who have little or no knowledge of racism, how it operates, the difference between racism and racial discrimination, and how the biases and assumptions they may have internalized could affect their interactions. It is also geared towards those who want to implement systemic change in their work groups and organizations.
Many organizational policies state a zero tolerance for racism yet it continues to exist systemically. Self-awareness is key to understanding anti-racism personally, and is the foundation for effecting systemic change in organizations.
The 6 biweekly sessions take place between Jan 26, 2021 and Apr 6, 2021.
Registration is now closed.