Anti-Racism Peer-Led Teach-In
Racial justice begins with anti-racism. Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies, practices, and attitudes so that power is redistributed and shared equitably (University of Calgary). This peer-led teach-in will engage analytical frameworks for examining systemic cultural, social, economic, and political forces in the community along with individual reflection. Our hope is to raise critical consciousness, understand the opportunity for actions, and how our resources can be distributed.
Participants will be able to:
- Define anti-racism
- Identify 1-2 examples of how racism manifests in daily lives
- Recognize their participation in a racist system
- Identify structural racism, and
- Develop 1-2 action steps.
Coalition Building Peer-Led Teach-In
Since the development of new social movements in the mid-20th century, coalitions have become a crucial form of organization. Throughout history, coalitions have been useful for accomplishing a broad range of goals beyond the capacity of any individual or organization. These goals have ranged from information sharing to coordination of services; from community education to advocacy for major policy and regulatory changes. This Coalition Building peer-led teach-in assists students and/or organizations seeking foundational knowledge/tools/skills to start or strengthen a coalition. Source: American Association of University Professors
Participants should be able:
Define coalition and its importance
- Understand the steps involved in building a coalition
Identify skills needed in building a coalition
Recognize challenges and strategies in coalition building
Reflect on how to enhance strategies
To request this peer-led teach-in, please fill out the form below. One of our peer-led facilitators will contact you to help coordinate, arrange, and deliver the session.
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