Non-profit housing providers work closely with groups that experience marginalization and social inequity. Therefore, creating places of work and housing programs based on the principles of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB) with an anti-racism framework is of crucial importance in our sector. In order to support our members as they embark or continue on this pathway, BCNPHA is partnering with Monday Morning Consultants to offer a series of workshops on anti-racism. Later this year we will be also be working with Indigenous Perspectives Society to bring our members culturally safety training to support Reconciliation work in the housing sector.
Monday Morning Consultants bring over 30 years of combined experience in EDIB, anti-racism education, research, pedagogy, management consulting, and nonprofit organizational development. Their session at last year’s Housing Central Conference received overwhelming positive feedback from delegates.
These two-part workshops will introduce participants to concepts around race, racism, and white supremacy in Canada. The facilitators will engage participants in investigating the social construction of race, the various levels of racism, and how white supremacy serves to disenfranchise BIPOC, disabled, and non-binary and gender-nonconforming individuals. The workshops will also demonstrate how crucial systems like housing are informed by racism as well as how activists, at all levels are working to disrupt this.
“We believe that starting with an interrogation of these concepts is necessary in order to facilitate a learning engagement where all members have access to the same information regardless of where they locate themselves on their own anti-racism learning journey. This leveling of the playing field serves to contribute to a dialogue where participants are not required to educate one another about their lived experiences and carry the burden of unintended harm.” – Monday Morning Consultants
In order to create a space that fosters critical self-reflection and deep learning we will be limiting each 2-part workshop to 25 participants and will offer them three times this year. Participants will be asked to make a commitment to participate in both part 1 and 2 of the workshop.
Upcoming Workshop Offerings:
Part 1: June 22, 1 – 4 pm
Part 2: June 28, 1 – 3 pm
Part 1: Sept. 14th – 9 to 12pm
Part 2: Sept. 21st – 9 to 11am
Part 1: Oct. 21st (Time TBD)
Part 2: Oct 28th (Time TBD)
We hope you will join us!