Anti-Black Racism & Islamophobia in Canada Workshop Outline

Part 1: Understanding White Privilege in Canada (30 min)

Open Discussion: What does Canada mean? What does Ottawa mean? What languages are these words in?

Presentation: White Privilege & White Fragility in Canada

Huddle Discussion: How can we become more comfortable acknowledging the impact of racism in Canada and our own conscious or unconscious racial biases?

Part 2: Anti-Black Racism in Canada (30 min)

Open Discussion: What are the top 3 Black communities in Ottawa? What do you know about each of these communities?

Presentation: What does anti-Black racism look like in Canada?

  • Facts related to anti-Black hate crimes, drop-out rates, low-income rates, incarceration rates of Black communities in Canada using infographics from the Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Ottawa Report by the City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) and the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP).

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  • Discuss how anti-Black racism could be impacting the students participants volunteer with

Huddle Discussion: How can we create supportive environments for Black students we volunteer with?.

Part 3: Islamophobia in Canada (30 min)

Play the Video Cover Girl by Deen Squad

Open Discussion: What stereotypes about Muslim women do you think the video was trying to challenge?

Presentation: What is Islamophobia?

Huddle Discussion: How can we create supportive environments for Muslim students we work with?

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