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How to Talk to Your Kids about Anti-Black Racism: Workshop for Parents and Caregivers

January 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This virtual workshop provides foundational knowledge for understanding anti-Black racism in Canada including key terminology, ideological framework, and historical information. The workshop focuses on debunking the myth of the great free north, understanding Canada’s legacies of colonialism and enslavement, and understanding the ways in which anti-Black racism manifests today. Participants will consolidate their knowledge using a transformative Jeopardy game/bingo card.

This workshop then moves from theory into a practice for sharing tools with children on how to recognise, challenge, and resist anti-Black racism. Facilitators will provide tips and resources for how to present information and analysis to children in a way that is age appropriate, safe, empowering, and engaging. The group will discuss how children and families can engage in self-love and transformative allied actions and will plan mini lessons for their families in breakout groups.

Facilitators: LeRoi Newbold and Nauoda Robinson from the FREEDOMSCHOOL – Toronto – a youth and parent driven initiative that intervenes to fight against anti-Black racism in the school system and to creative educational alternatives for Black children.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are welcome. Partners and family members (including chosen family members) who are co-caregivers with U of T students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are also welcome to attend. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.

Freedom School Toronto How to talk to your kids about anti-Black racism January 18, 7 to 9pm How do we talk to your kids about anti-Black racism? Learn more about anti-Black racism in Canada and explore ways to engage with your children. Open to all U of T students, staff, faculty members and postdocs. Partners and caregivers welcome. Led by the The Freedom School's co-found directors LeRoi Newbld and Nauoda Robinson


January 18, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Family Care Office