Transforming Organizations in Multiracial Environments: Deepening Competencies on Addressing Systemic Racism through Anti-Racism Actions and Restoration 2 Day Virtual Workshop

Fight Against Racism. Illustration of diverse group of people
Friday, December 9, 2022
To Friday, December 16, 2022

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 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.

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