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Black Women in Motion Events - March 2022

The Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion is hosting two sessions by Black Women in Motion in the next two weeks. Black Women in Motion is a Toronto-based, survivor-led, grassroots organization that empowers and supports the advancement of Black Women, Girls, Non-binary and Gender-non-conforming survivors of gender-based violence. 

Black Women in Motion logoDecolonizing Gender  - March 24, 2022 - 1–2:30 pm

The Decolonizing Gender workshop will critique socially constructed binaries surrounding gender, gender expression, sex, and sexuality. The workshop provides a thorough overview of LGBTQ history, including pre-colonial queer, trans and two-spirit identities in African-Caribbean diaspora and Indigenous communities.

Participants will deepen their understanding of:

·       Sexual and gender diversity among Indigenous and African peoples
·       The implications of white-settler colonialism on our understanding of gender, gender identity, gender expression and gender expansiveness
·       The harmful interpersonal and institutional impacts of socially constructed binaries of sex and gender
·       Language, tools and community resources that support gender-affirming service provision and care for 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities

Introduction to Gender-based Violence, Intersectionality and The Law – March 29, 2022 – 9-11:30 am

This workshop looks at gender-based violence against Black and Indigenous women, girls, Two-spirit and gender diverse communities. Participants will examine how our multi-dimensional and complex social identities intersect with systems of oppression. We will cover the social determinants of health and justice, sexual assault laws in Canada and the need for intersectionality in gender-based violence policy and policymaking processes, reporting and police and prison abolition.

Learning Objectives:

·       Understanding how systems of oppression intersect with identity to create diverse outcomes for survivors

·       Understanding of police intervention and reporting impact survivors from Black, Indigenous, Women, Girls, Two-spirit and gender diverse communities

·       Understanding of the importance of including intersectionality in gender-based violence policy and policy creation

·       Understanding of Sexual Assault laws in Canada

·       Understanding of Prison Abolition

Please note that upon registration you will receive an Outlook invite as well as a confirmation email that your manager will be copied on. The confirmation email will include the webinar link required to access this session.

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