ONLINE TRAINING & AFFINITY GROUPS
Conversations for Learning and Unlearning
Talking Together for Change online workshops and affinity groups are for people who are interested in having conversations about their identities in relation to social justice topics. Various levels of discussion are available to suit where you are in your understanding and practice of anti-oppression work.
Discussions are hosted virtually using Zoom.
SAMPLE ONLINE WORKSHOP & TRAINING TOPICS
Affinity Group Facilitator Training
Running Affinity Groups with Students
Affinity Groups in Education
Holding Each Other Accountable: White Accountability and Anti-Black Racism (White Accountability Discussion) - Free Workshop
Examining Your Place in the World (for BIPOC folks) - Free Workshop
Examining Your Place in the World (for White folks) - Free Workshop
Difficult Conversations and Reconciliation (for BIPOC folks) - Free Workshop
Difficult Conversations and Reconciliation (for White folks) - Free Workshop
Truth and Reconciliation (for BIPOC and White settlers) - Free Workshop
Intergenerational Understandings (for 2SLGBTQQIA+ educators) - Free Workshop
Boundaries and Joy (for BIPOC educators) - Free Workshop
AFFINITY GROUPS FOR BLACK PEOPLE, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, AND PEOPLE OF COLOUR
4-week series of discussions
Discuss issues connected to equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice with a small group of other people who identify as Black, Indigenous, or as People of Colour (maximum 22 participants).
These conversations can support you in doing anti-oppression work, help you develop rejuvenating relationships with a community of people who are similarly interested in social justice issues, and offer you space to reflect on your personal and professional identity as a racialized person.
Grow, recharge, and recommit to activist work by connecting with folks who are similarly committed to social justice principles.
Keep reflecting and learning as you find accomplices with whom you can have critical conversations that inspire you to keep agitating for change.
This affinity group is offered for and facilitated by people who identify as either Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Colour (learn why).
ACCOUNTABILITY GROUPS FOR WHITE PEOPLE
4-week series of discussions
Practice having necessary conversations about equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice with a small group of other people who identify as white to support you doing anti-oppression work in your professional and personal life (maximum 22 participants).
These conversations offer a space for reflection and learning as you develop a community of accomplices and/or a wider community of people with similar interests in anti-oppression work. These critical conversations will support and motivate you to agitate for change by deepening your awareness of how you are impacted by or implicit in systemic oppression.
If you are already doing social justice work, these conversations can help you grow, recharge, and recommit to activist work by connecting with folks who are similarly committed to social justice principles.
This accountability group is offered for and facilitated by people who identify as white (learn why).
WORKSHOPS & TRAINING
Single 2-hour sessions
Keep motivated to do social justice work, build your capacity to create change, and form new relationships by meeting with a small group of people for intimate topical discussions that encourage personal and professional reflection and growth.
Ward off the burnout associated with anti-oppression work by connecting with community that both challenges and nourishes.
These conversations for 15-40 participants are offered based on affinity (learn why) or in mixed groups (depending on the topic and session goals) and are designed to spark engagement and build community.