Racial Equity: From Intention To Action

A webinar/conversation series for the immigrant and refugee-serving sector

A webinar & conversation series by OCASI for the Ontario immigrant and refugee-serving sector, to move from intention to action in understanding systemic racism, addressing racial discrimination and building towards racial equity in the sector. Guest experts will speak about anti-Black racism, anti-Asian racism, Islmophobia and anti-Muslim hate and discrimination.

Challenging and Ending Anti-Black Racism in Canada

 February 23, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
 Dr. Afua Cooper, Ph.D. | Killam Research Chair: Black History and African Diaspora Studies, Dalhousie University

The session will address the roots of Canadian Anti-Black Racism, its manifestations in different sectors of society, and ways to end it. The speaker will also shine a light on Anti-Black Islamophobia.


Enter the Tiger: Community Responses to Anti-Asian Racism

 March 9, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
 Amy Go | President, Chinese Canadian National Council – Social Justice

The Year of the Tiger in the Lunar Calendar symbolizes strength and courage. While Canadians have stayed strong in confronting COVID virus, we have been weak in combating the virus of racism including rising anti-Asian racism. This webinar engages the participants in a discussion about community responses including the settlement sector in addressing anti-Asian racism.


Islamophobia and Intersections

 March 23, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
 Nadiya Ali | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist, National Council of Canadian Muslims

This session will provide an overview of lslamophobia and deconstruct some of the dominant problematic myths surrounding Muslim communities. This overview will be followed with discussions of 'Anti-Black Islamophobia' and 'Gendered Islamophobia', as particular interlocking formations faced by various Muslim Communities. Practical resources and recommendations will be shared to support the work of taking up an intersectional lens in efforts geared to promote anti-racism, equity, and inclusion.


Photo of Asha EdwinFacilitator
All conversations facilitated by Asha Edwin, Community Engagement, Wellness and Change Management Professional and founder of ashare.

For more information contact: antiracism@ocasi.org

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada provides funding to support this Project

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