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Anti-Racism Workshop Series

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July 26, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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July 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Anti-Racism Workshop Series
Queer communities have had a whiteness problem for too long. It is not enough to ‘not be racist’ – we need to strive to be anti-racist. Where do we begin? We have curated a free, anti-racist workshop series led by four BIPOC facilitators and one white Jewish facilitator so our communities can learn and grow together.
Please register through eventbrite to receive the password and link to the zoom event. Some details are being confirmed – please check back for updates!
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Desire in the Diaspora with Kimberly Wong and Jackie Wong from the hua foundation
♥Sunday, July 26, 2020
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Desire is so overwhelmingly powerful and all-encompassing. But how does our ancestral history affect who we desire? Who we’re allowed to desire? Facilitated by Kimberley Wong (黄壯慈) and Jackie Wong.
Indigenous Teachings and Anti-Racism with Sempulyan 
Monday, July 27, 2020
7-8pm PDT
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Sempulyan will be discussing how colonization has impacted Indigenous and queer communities and how relearning history is vital to growing.
You, Me & Liberation!
An Introduction to Anti-Racism Fundamentals for White People with Amal Rana from Cambium Arts & Education 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
1-2pm PDT
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Starting on your journey to become more active on social justice issues? Want to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) communities organizing against racism? Trying to figure out anti-oppression and specifically anti-racism fundamentals? Looking for an accessible, approachable entry point to begin this work? This intro level session is for you! Together we’ll examine concepts of power, privilege, intersectionality, white supremacy, justice and more, rooted in a deep commitment to collective transformation and liberation. Participants will leave with an understanding of key concepts and tools to begin their journey as accomplices in the struggle against racism. Facilitated by Amal Rana. Introductory level.
Please note:
– Everyone is welcome but please keep in mind this session is designed specifically for white people beginning their journey into these issues
– There will be some interaction and time for questions. Participants will be asked to turn on their cameras and mics if able.
– Educating ourselves regarding racism in its many forms is an ongoing journey without an arrival point. This 1 hour introductory session is one small step in a lifetime of work towards becoming accomplices in the fight against racism
Anti-Racism for White People by a White Person with Ellis Furman
♥Wednesday, July 29, 2020
♥10-11am PDT
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This workshop aims to examine what white supremacy looks like in Canada’s 2SLGBTQ+ community, and provide tangible ways for white people to change the way they operate to actively combat whiteness in their own lives.
Black & Proud: Queeroes of the African Diaspora with Naomi from Euphony Equity and Inclusion Works
Thursday, July 30, 2020
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Through a Blacktivist lens, this workshop will explore the hidden history of Black leadership within the LBGTQ2IA+ liberation movement, the influence of Black civil rights movement on the Gay rights movement, and examine the function of the erasure of Blackness from Pride and our community’s history. Through the framework of Critical Race Theory (CRT), workshop participants will learn about important Black figures in our movement’s history, gain an understanding of how historical narratives are controlled, and discover the interdependent nature of race, gender and sexual orientation as social constructs. Facilitated by Naomi Gracechild.
Access Information
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The Vancouver Pride Society operates on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional homelands of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.We seek to be in right relations with the people of this land and strive to meaningfully engage our Host Nations through our work.

Thanks to UFCW 1518 and UFCW Local 247.