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    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
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    • 12 May 2021
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    • 2 Jun 2021
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    • 4 sessions
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    The ANTI-RACISM RESPONSE TRAINING Program (A.R.T.), developed by Dr. Ishu Ishiyama - and recently adapted and enhanced by your facilitators - uses a witness-centered approach to disrupting racism. This training is designed to encourage participants to shift from being frozen or silent bystanders to become active witnesses. In doing so, we can disrupt racism and build a safer and more inclusive community. Our online workshops are highly interactive and involve experiential activities to develop and strengthen active witnessing skills.

    This is a 4-part series (8 hours total). Below is an overview of what will be covered:

    1. The History of Racism in Canada - A Glance

    • Learn about racist laws, policies, and events in Canada’s history and their impacts on Indigenous, Asian, Black and other communities

    • Connect the dots between past and present

    • Connect the dots between history and self - both past and present

    2. Definitions, Language and Microaggressions

    • Review of key vocabulary used in anti-racism work

    • A peek at the racist origins of commonly used language

    • Exploration of microaggressions and how unconscious bias and stereotypes seep into our interactions with others

    3. Understanding the Active Witnessing Model

    • Consider the impacts of being a passive bystanders vs. active witness

    • Gain greater empathy regarding the harmful impacts of racist encounters

    • Review VOW model and four levels of witnessing

    • Explore various categories of active witnessing

    • Look at model scenarios and practice responding

      4. Practice Active Witnessing

      • Look more deeply at racist encounters using various scenarios

      • Actively practice A.R.T. responses

      • Tap into participants’ own lived experiences

      • Consider immediate and delayed responses

      • Look at accountability and how to be in solidarity

      • Connect the dots between responding to individual and systemic racism

      Note: Completion of this 4-part series qualifies attendees for our A.R.T. Train-the-Trainer Program.

      • 15 May 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
      • Zoom
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