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Understanding Anti-Racism Workshop – October Session

Program generously sponsored by BC Housing

BCNPHA is offering a two-part workshop series to build content knowledge in anti-racism and understanding of how systems like housing are informed by systemic racism. During these sessions, participants will examine concepts around race, racism, and white supremacy in Canada, while also engaging in critical self-reflection and dialogue. These workshops are facilitated by Dr. Erica Nicole Griffin and Dr. Jamie Patrice Joanou of Monday Morning Consultants. As principals, Jamie and Erica Nicole bring over 30 years of experience in EDIB, anti-racism education, research, and pedagogy to this work.



October 21, 2021


9:30 am - 12:30 pm



Member Cost:


Registration Start/End Date:

Registration closes October 19, 2021

This workshop is capped at 25 participants.

Registering for this session will register you for both Part 1 and Part 2 – registrants are expected to attend both parts of the session.

Part 1: Oct 21, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Part 2: Oct 28, 9:30am – 12:30pm

What you will learn

In this workshop participants can expect to

  • Define and discuss White Supremacy and how it shows up in governing systems like housing
  • Engage in critical self-reflection to understand our roles in systems, and how each of us is simultaneously a beneficiary of and marginalized by systems
  • Identify personal professional development goals in our own learning journeys
  • Identify privilege and understand how to leverage our privilege to begin to center marginalized folx


Jamie Joanou

Principal, Monday Morning Consultants

Dr. Jamie Patrice Joanou brings fifteen years of experience in facilitation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion work to her leadership at Monday Morning Consultants. She is a social justice educator and Fulbright Scholar. She has worked both internationally and in the US educating to interrupt white supremacy, unlearning oppression, and facilitating anti-racism education. Additionally, Dr. Joanou brings extensive training in qualitative research methods and critical theory.

Jamie’s research focuses on systemic racism and the role of the school in the reproduction of social inequalities as well as the intersections of poverty and race in the experiences of youth living and working on the street.

In addition to her leadership at Monday Morning, Dr. Joanou is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Westminster College. She earned her Ph.D. from Arizona State University in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, an M.A. in the Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education, also from Arizona State University, and her B.A. in Fine Art from Portland State University.

She lives in Salt Lake City with her two children and partner.

Erica-Nicole Griffin

Principal, Monday Morning Consultants

Dr. Erica Nicole Griffin is an anti-racism scholar and advocate who brings sixteen years of progressive experience in nonprofit organizational development, community education and DEIB work to her leadership at Monday Morning Consultants. She has worked internationally and in the US as a consultant and coach to leaders across the nonprofit and public sectors.

As a researcher, Erica Nicole relied on intersectionality to better understand how hyper-ghettoization and misogynoir impact the educational outcomes of Black girls in US school systems. That research informed her leadership in community-based educational programs for parents in Phoenix, Arizona; adult inmates in Atlanta’s Fulton County Jail; sex workers in Atlanta, and for homeless and trafficked youth at Covenant House Georgia.

Erica Nicole holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Arizona State University and a BA in Public Communication from The American University. She lives in Atlanta with her two children.