Past Restore Programming – Restore @ U of T

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

Restore Celebrates – Happy Black Futures Month

Restore at U of T

February 23 and 26, 2021

These spaces were open to students, staff, faculty, librarians who identify as members of the Black community and allies.

Attendees engaged in a facilitated space of  meditation and breath that explored the importance of dreaming and aligning ourselves to foster a bright future. These virtual restorative spaces was facilitated by Allison Hill, Vonette Ford and Rochelle Miller from Hill Studio.

Prioritizing Setting the Stage: Allyship as a Daily Practice

January 26 and 27, 2021

These spaces were open to students, staff, faculty, and librarians.

Attendees engaged in a facilitated space of  meditation and movement that explored tools to advance the collective responsibility in fighting racism in all its forms.  These virtual restorative spaces was facilitated by Allison Hill,  Yamikani Msosa, Jhanelle Peters, from Hill Studio, and Terry Griffin.

Event Recording – January 26, 2021

Taking Care of You: Release, Recenter & Rebuild through Meditation and Movement for BIPOC Staff, Faculty and Librarians

December 4 and 8, 2020

These spaces were open to staff, faculty, and librarians who identify as members of the Black, Indigenous or racialized communities.

Attendees engaged in a facilitated space of  meditation and breath that prioritized community, connection, dialogue and compassion for the self. These virtual restorative spaces was facilitated by Allison Hill,  Yamikani Msosa, Jhanelle Peters, from Hill Studio, and Terry Griffin. These sessions were not recorded.

BIPOC Recharge: Grounding Strategies to Release and Prepare for the End of Semester

November 17 and 18, 2020

These spaces were open to students who identify as members of the Black, Indigenous or racialized communities.

Attendees engaged in a facilitated space of meditation and movement to recharge and reconnect with community before engage in final exams and assignments.  These virtual restorative spaces were facilitated Shanèl Dear and Vonette Ford. These sessions were not recorded.

The Collective Responsibility of Eliminating Racism: Approaching Allyship with Mindfulness

October 20 and 27, 2020

These spaces were open to staff, faculty, students, and librarians. 

Attendees engaged in a facilitated space of critical dialogue and connection to learn more about how to be an ally to racialized community.  These virtual restorative spaces were facilitated Allison Hill, and Jhanelle Peters from Hill Studio.

Event Recording – October 20, 2020

Event Recording – October 27, 2020

Taking Up Space: Fortifying Racialized Community Through Movement and Dialogue

Restore at U of T

October 1, 2020

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

Addressing racial violence and the impacts of the daily experiences of racism requires a multifaceted collective approach, including action planning and education. The Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office officially launched the Restore Program @ U of T to answer the calls for liberation and justice through channels of self-care, restoration and healing through the navigation of the lived realities of being Black, Indigenous and racialized. This virtual restorative space was facilitated by Allison Hill, and Jhanelle Peters, from Hill Studio. This session was not recorded.