Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism 101 Workshop

  • 05 Feb 2021
  • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom; Instructions to join the session will be provided upon registration
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Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism 101 Workshop

Join us for a free, members-only online workshop led by artist and educator Rania El Mugammar.

When: Friday, February 5th, 10:30-1:00 EST

Where: Zoom (details to be sent to registrants upon registration)

Cost: Free for AAO members.

Registration is limited to 100 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

This foundational workshop introduces participants to the power dynamics of racial and colonial oppression situated within a Canadian and global context. Learners of all walks discover the language of social justice, and explore models to create more equitable communities. Individual activities, group exercises, and discussions allow us to examine decolonizing, intersectionality, positionality, privilege and oppression in Canadian cultural, political and historical contexts. The session will also provide context and examples of racism and anti-racist interventions within our communities and institutions. Institutional and social dynamics are explored as learners navigate opportunities for intervening in interpersonal harm and institutional oppression. Participants explore internalized, interpersonal and institutional racism. The frameworks, attitudes and values of anti-racism are central to the workshop. 

About Rania El Mugammar

Rania El Mugammar is a Sudanese Canadian, Artist, Arts Educator, Equity, Anti-oppression, Liberation and Meaningful Inclusion Educator & Consultant, performer, speaker and published writer. She is a member of the St. Jamestown Collective Impact Steering Committee and of the Leaders Panel for the Economic Development and Culture Strategic Plan at the city of Toronto. Rania is also the Equity Director of B Inc., at Bcurrent Performing Arts, she is the lead equity consultant for RECENTRE, and co-founder of the How to be an Ally Series at the Centre for Social Innovation.

Rania is an experienced anti-oppression, equity, inclusion and liberation educator and consultant who is unflinchingly committed to decolonization and freedom as the ultimate goals of her work. She has worked extensively with contemporary arts institutions, STEM based enterprises, media organization, GBV advocacy, health initiatives, educational institutions and community/grassroots spaces. Rania has worked with hundreds of organizations, collectives and institutions including VIBE Arts, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Ministry of Canadian Heritage, Daniels Spectrum, Centre for Social Innovation, Ontario Arts Council, Trinity Square Video, Toronto Cultural Music Lab, Akin Collective, Doctors Without Borders, the Toronto International Film Festival, Children's Peace Theatre, the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, Canadian Art Magazine, B current, Engineers Without Borders, OCASI, Toronto Arts Council, the University of Michigan, TPW Gallery, Peel Dufferin Catholic District School Board, Regent Park Focus and beyond.

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