Training Series Goal
To deepen understanding of the complexities of systemic racism as it intersects with multiple identities; increase competencies on interrupting and transforming those dynamics; and develop insights on how to make meaningful changes in a multiracial environment.
Training Series Objectives
- Increase participants’ understanding of racial discrimination and harassment in work and union environments
- Advance skills to provide critical peer support throughout race-based complaints during a grievance and mediation process
- Develop strategies to effectively interrupt racial discrimination and manage resistance in the workplace or/and among union members
Dates: Friday, December 9 (9 am – 4 pm) & Friday, December 16 (9 am – 4 pm)
Format: Virtual via Zoom
Day One Theme – Setting the Landscape
Areas of Focus:
- Key human rights, equity and antiracism terms
- Legislative implications for human rights and equity change work
- Overview of OPSEU/SEFPO Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Policy
Day Two Theme –Critical Support and Human Rights Complaints
Areas of Focus:
- Tools for providing critical support during race-based complaints
- Deepening accountability to intersectional antiracism change work
- Role of mentorship in addressing systemic racism – learning from past lessons in the antiracism movement
- Vision for the year ahead
Workshop Facilitators are Jodie Glean-Mitchell and Nancy Simms with REACT – Race Equity Advisory Consulting & Training.
This workshop is for OPSEU/SEFPO members in Region 5. Register no later than 5pm on Monday, November 21, 2022 to the OPSEU/SEFPO Equity Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a statement on why you want to attend this training. If applicable, please also indicate any work that you’re currently doing to dismantle anti-Black racism in your union, workplaces and/or communities.
Space is limited to 30 participants. You must be available to attend both sessions. Selection will be based on a first come, first served basis.