Reflect. Restore. Action.

The Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) collaborates with community partners to curate spaces of wellness, healing and critical dialogue to address the impacts of racial discrimination through restorative activities. These spaces are designed to support the intersectional racialized identities of students, staff, librarians and faculty at the University of Toronto.

Quote by Lilla Watson: If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. But if you recognize that your liberation and mine are bound up together, we can walk together

If you require accommodation, please email s.baig@utoronto.ca and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

Monday, January 17, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Journeys of Wellness and Hope

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Dr. Yusra Ahmad (she/her)

Facilitator
Read Dr Ahmad’s bio

Join us as we engage in restorative practice and conversation informed by the teachings of the Muslim faith.

Faculty and Staff who identify as members of Muslim Community

Monday, January 17, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
Register

Note: You must use your University (utoronto) email address to register.
Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform. Accessibility information for Zoom.
Optional Materials: Prayer mat or yoga mat, comfortable clothing.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Connection and Hope: Restoration for Jewish Community

Rabbi Ariella Rosen(she/her/hers)

Facilitator
Read Rabbi Ariella’s bio

Join us as we engage in restorative practice and conversation informed by the teachings of Jewish tradition and culture.

Faculty and Staff who identify as members of Jewish Community

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
Register

Note: You must use your University (utoronto) email address to register.
Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform. Accessibility information for Zoom.
 
 

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Journeys of Wellness and Hope

Picture of woman wearing a dark purple hijab and smiling

Dr. Yusra Ahmad (she/her)

Facilitator
Read Dr Ahmad’s bio

Join us as we engage in restorative practice and conversation informed by the teachings of the Muslim faith.

Students who identify as members of Muslim Community

Thursday, January 20, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Register

Note: You must use your University (utoronto) email address to register.
Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform. Accessibility information for Zoom.
Optional Materials: Prayer mat or yoga mat, comfortable clothing.

Friday, January 21, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Connection and Hope: Restoration for Jewish Community

Rabbi Ariella Rosen(she/her/hers)

Facilitator
Read Rabbi Ariella’s bio

Join us as we engage in restorative practice and conversation informed by the teachings of Jewish tradition and culture.

Students who identify as members of Jewish Community

Friday, January 21, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Register

Note: You must use your University (utoronto) email address to register.
Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform. Accessibility information for Zoom.
 
 

February 14 and 16, 2022

Restore Celebrates – Happy Black Futures Month

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Yamikani Msosa (they/them)

Facilitator
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Join us as we celebrate Black joy and honor our shared strength.

Faculty and Staff who identify as members of Black Community

Monday, February 14, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
Register

Students who identify as members of Black Community

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Register

Note: You must use your University (utoronto) email address to register.
Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform. Accessibility information for Zoom.

May 17 and 19, 2022

Healing Through Art

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Phuong Nguyen (she/her/hers)

Facilitator
Read Phuong’s bio

Join us for two sessions of art-based activities, as we navigate and reflect on the feelings, thoughts and emotions during these challenging times. Bring some paper and 5 colors (pencil crayons, markers, and/or paints). No art experience is necessary, just come as you are.

Faculty, Staff, and Students who identify as members of Asian Community

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
Register

Faculty, Staff, and Students who identify as members of Asian Community and Allies

Thursday, May 19, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Register

Registration: Only 30 spaces are available for each session.
Note: You must use your University (utoronto) email address to register.
Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform. Accessibility information for Zoom.

Past Events

Thursday, November 25, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Conditions for Care

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Yamikani Msosa (they/them)

Facilitator
Read Yami’s Bio

Historical and contemporary trauma and oppression impact the ways that Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (QTBIPOC) folks are able to navigate the world. This workshop explores practices of self and community care through embodied approaches (yoga, breathe, movement). This workshop is a space for QTBIPOC folks only.

Registration Closed

Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform. Accessibility information for Zoom.
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students and Community who identify as members of the QTBIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ community.

Restore Program Feedback

The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office is continuously seeking constructive and critical feedback on the overall program and the sessions offered. Your feedback will be taken into consideration and incorporated in future program development for Restore initiatives.

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Past Restore Programming

Past discussion and activities to restore, organize and take action as we navigate challenging times.

See past programs