Past Restore Programming – March – April 2021

June 2021 | March – April 2021 | 2020-2021| June 2020

Confronting Anti-Asian Racism: Reflect. Restore. Action

These spaces were hosted in collaboration with the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre at the University of Toronto.

Addressing Racial Trauma through Art

April 6, 2021

This space was open to students, staff, faculty, and librarians who identify as members of Asian community. 

Attendees engaged in a facilitated space of  virtual art-based activities, in navigating and reflecting on the feelings, thoughts and emotions in the wake of the rise of Anti-Asian violence during April. With a Body Mapping exercise, participants were invited to look inward on their thoughts, feelings, and be reminded ourselves of their strength. This virtual restorative space was facilitated by Phuong Nguyen, Certified Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying). This session was not recorded. 

Purposeful Resilience: Restoration through Dialogue and Meditation

March 31, 2021

This space was open to students, staff, faculty, and librarians who identify as members of Asian community. 

Attendees engaged in a curated space of healing that supported the reprioritization of self-care and compassion. This space included a community dialogue facilitated by Jia Yao from the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre, followed by a restorative movement and meditation practice led by Anne Chan (pictured). This session was not recorded.

Shared Unity, Shared Action: Dismantling Anti-Asian Racism

March 31, 2021

This space was open to students, staff, faculty, librarians and community.

The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office joined the University of Toronto in condemning anti-Asian racism, misogyny, and all forms of racial violence, in the wake of recent events of racial and gender-based violence in Atlanta, Georgia. This space included:

  • Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Office of Vice-President Human Resources & Equity, University of Toronto;
  • Dr. Joseph Wong, Vice President, International, University of Toronto;
  • (pictured) Keynote Presenter: May Lui, Educator and Consultant;
  • A closing activity co-facilitated by Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office and the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre