Past Restore Programming- 2021 to 2022

|2021-2022|June 2021 | March – April 2021| 2020-2021 |June 2020

Reflect. Restore. Action: November 2021 to June 2022

Healing Through African Drumming

Negus Medhin - Drumming Picture

June 14, 21 and 23, 2022

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

Attendees engaged in a facilitated space of healing, dialogue and African drumming, in acknowledgement of the tragic event in Buffalo, New York, and Texas. These in-person restorative drumming spaces at UTSG, UTM and UTSC were facilitated by Negus Medhin, Holistic Health Therapist and Master African-Caribbean Drummer and Performer. These session was not recorded. 

Purposeful Resilience: Restoration Through Movement and Meditation

June 9, 2022

This space was open to racialized students, staff, faculty, librarians from the University of Toronto and allies.

Attendees engaged in a virtual space of meditation and movement that centered emotional healing and self-care. This space was facilitated by Anne Chan, Yoga and Meditation Teacher. This session was not recorded. 

Healing Through Art

Negus Medhin - Drumming Picture

May 17 and 19, 2022

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

Attendees engaged in a facilitated space of  virtual art-based activities, in navigating and reflecting on the feelings, thoughts and emotions during challenging times. This virtual restorative space was facilitated by Phuong Nguyen, Certified Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying). This session was not recorded. 

Emotional Liberation Circle: Racialized and Sexualized Trauma with Tenniel Brown

May 11, 2022

This space was open to students, staff, faculty, librarians who identify as Black.

In collaboration with the Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre, attendees engaged in a workshop, reflecting on the impact of racialized and sexualized trauma. Attendees also explored the relationship between intentional self and community care practices. This virtual restorative space was facilitated by Tenniel Brown. This session was not recorded. 

Restore Celebrates: Happy Black Futures Month

Restore in black font with brown background

February 14 and 16, 2022

This space was open to students, staff, faculty, librarians who identify as Black.

Attendees engaged in a facilitated space of dialogue and movement that celebrated Black joy and honored shared strength. This virtual restorative space was facilitated by Yamikani Msosa and Hill Studio. This session was not recorded. 

Connection and Hope: Restoration for Jewish Community

January 18 and 21, 2022

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

Attendees engaged in a facilitated space of restorative practice and conversation informed by the teachings of Jewish tradition and culture. This virtual restorative space was facilitated by Rabbi Ariella RosenThis session was not recorded. 

Journeys of Wellness and Hope

Picture of woman wearing a dark purple hijab and smiling

January 17 and 20, 2022

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

Attendees engaged in a facilitated space of restorative practice and conversation informed by the teachings of the Muslim faith. This virtual restorative space was facilitated by Dr. Yusra Ahmad. This session was not recorded. 

Conditions for Care

Picture of Black woman with green leaves in the background

November 25, 2021

This space was open to students, staff, faculty, librarians and community who identify as member of the QTBIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ communities.

Attendees engaged in  a facilitated space of conversation that explores practices and self and community care through embodied approaches (yoga, breath and movement). This virtual restorative space was facilitated by Yamikani Msosa . This session was not recorded.