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The Black impact: A seven-part workshop series

Friday, October 6, 2023 –
Friday, December 29, 2023
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


This event is free


Zen Dens



Have you ever wanted to learn about different topics related to Black history and current issues in the Black community? Do you currently feel a need to better understand the impacts of racial discrimination on your mental health as a Black person or person of color? As a non-racialized person, have you ever wanted to know what actions you could take to be a better ally? If so, you may benefit from this workshop series about the impact of being Black in a western society.

From colorism to the racial wealth gap, racial identity, culture, codeswitching and more, this workshop will offer a detailed understanding of the significant and on-going challenges and consequences that Black folks have endured as a result of slavery, racism and colonial oppression. This workshop will also improve the knowledge base of individuals who received insufficient or inadequate learnings about the history of slavery and colonialism within pre- and post-secondary education systems.  

Learning Objectives:  

  • Gaining a stronger understanding of a wide range issues faced by the Black community from systemic racism and oppression to structural barriers and lived experience of Black Canadians and Americans 
  • Recognizing the significant mental health implications of racism, policing, wealth, identity, trauma, and discrimination for people of color  
  • Identifying and obtaining tools for being an ally while gaining a better understanding of the meaning and application of wokeism  

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