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Racial Literacy: Virtual Lecture Series with Dr. Ismaël Traoré (Part 2)

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

As more individuals awaken to the reality of racism, public education becomes a crucial venue for dispensing evidence-based knowledge and for the public to develop racial literacy. Join Dr. Traoré for part two of the lecture series on racism and anti-racism. Through talks, reading assignments, and question and answer sessions, this series will provide participants with foundational knowledge on the topic.

The winter lectures will focus on a developmental approach to building an anti-racist multicultural organization, different organizational anti-racism strategies, and working on the self.
This series is best suited for people who are:
a) Aware that racism exists and seek more information about its various manifestations, and
b) Interested in learning more about anti-racism work.
This series is not a “how-to” series, which is the domain of consultants. Instead, the focus is on “what”; that is, on explaining core concepts and domains of knowledge in the field of racism and anti-racism. Participants are expected to commit to attending all lectures, and doing all readings, because they build upon one another.

Winter (Part 2) Lectures Details:
Monday January 18, 2021
Monday February 8, 2021
Monday March 1, 2021
Monday March 22, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (PST)
Location: Online | more details will be sent after registration

*Please note that the lectures are offered in the evenings to accommodate front-line staff who work with clients all day. The lectures will be turned into E-Learning modules so people who cannot attend the live event will have the ability to do the E-Learning course at their convenience.

Click HERE to register.

Registration deadline:
January 11, 2021
11:59 PM (PST)


February 8
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



Ongoing Community Events / Programs

January 2021 Workshops

Online Learning for Migrant Workers in BC

S.A.H.A.R.A Program

LEADS Program
WorkBC Vancouver Midtown

Level 1 Roofer, Damp and Waterproofer Red Seal Trade Apprentice Training Program
RCABC Educational Foundation in partnership with SkillSource
February 1-26 2021

Markets as Incubators for Language, Cultural and Work Skills Development of Recent Immigrant & Refugee Women
Camosun College
January – March 2021 and April – October 2021

12 Steps Addiction Recovery
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Thursdays- Online

Women Self-Defense
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 am

Addiction & Mental Health Recovery
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Sundays 7:30 pm

ASPIRE Toastmasters Club
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Tuesdays 7 pm

Daily Food Distribution
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Everyday 5:30 pm