Reflect. Restore. Action.

Join us as we engage in discussion and activities to restore, organize and take action as we navigate these challenging times.

Community Corner – Shared Healing. Shared Resilience.

Thursday, June 4 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Racialized voices will be prioritized. Allies are welcome to attend.
Open to students, staff, faculty, librarians, chaplains, community

The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office joins the University of Toronto in denouncing Anti-Black racism in all its forms. There is no denying the pain, sadness and anger that many are feeling given recent events of racialized violence. As we navigate, strategize and action-plan during these difficult times, the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office invite the U of T community to join on Thursday, June 4th for a space of restoration and critical dialogue while building community with colleagues during these challenging times.

This space will center a discussion with Black community leaders on the topic, “Tools for Speaking Up for Yourself”. This conversation will explore anti-black experiences and the impact it has on our physical and mental health. We will discuss tools for advocacy, courage and activism.

 

Race & Healing: Black lives. Black Grief. Black Healing.

Friday, June 5 10:00am – 12:00pm
This session will include dialogue and yoga
Open to persons who identify as being members of the Black community only

Navigating and Healing through Anti-Black Trauma
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare – Audre Lorde

Join us as we engage in conversation and body movement as we give space to our emotions and fortify our resolve to ending anti-Black racism. This session is open to all persons who identify as being members of the Black community.

The Hill Insider Restoration team will facilitate a 2h hour program of conversation/activity for healing, strength and empowerment:

  • This session will begin with a guided discussion around honouring black lives, navigating through trauma and impacting change, led by Randi-Mae Stanford-Leibold;
  • We will flow into a meditation practice while sharing breathing techniques to manage anxiety, fear and stress; and
  • We will end with a restorative yoga flow. This gentle movement practice is designed to teach participants to hold loving space for themselves and their community. Facilitated by Yamikani Msosa.

 

Let’s Talk Allyship and Solidarity

Tuesday, June 9 10:00am – 11:30am
Open to students, staff, faculty, librarians, chaplains, community

What exactly do the words solidarity and allyship mean? What tools are needed to be an effective ally? Can allyship be a form of identity? Join us as we critically discuss, reflect and learn more about what it means to be an ally and to stand in solidarity in the fight to end anti-Black racism. This session is open to all persons.

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Talking about Racism at Home

Thursday, June 11 10:00am – 11:30am
Open to students, staff, faculty, librarians, chaplains, community

As conversations about racism impacting Black, Indigenous, Asian and many racialized communities increase in mainstream media, how are we translating this discussion into our personal lives particularly with children? Join us as we discuss different techniques and strategies parents can engage in to discuss current events and overall conversations about the reality of race and racism with their children.

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