Through a series of engaging activities and reflection exercises participants who take part in this workshop will be able to: Identify personal limitations to engagement in dialogue across differences. Identify what they need to engage in meaningful conversation through respectful dialogue without the intention of persuasion. Develop personal strategies to manage emotions in order to […]
This workshop focuses on racism and discrimination in the workplace, highlighting the relevant policies and laws in place to support efforts that build healthy and inclusive workplace environments and cultures. Register here.
This workshop will help participants gain an understanding of how to recognize racism, how it can manifest, and what its impacts are. Participants will learn about strategies to address barriers to inclusive spaces and become familiar with relevant tools, policies, and legislation within the York context. Register here.
“Challenging Ableism: Breaking Barriers to Social inclusion” at Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion
In this workshop, participants will acquire a better understanding of disability as a social construct. They will learn about key concepts such as ableism and the social model of disability. Participants will also engage in reflection exercises to begin challenging ableism in everyday life. Register here.
“Advancing Organizational Change to Foster a Culture of Belonging” at Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion
Building on an understanding that organizations and institutions continue to embody many of the ways in which our society has created barriers to equity and inhibited inclusion, this session will consider discrimination from a systemic lens, and ask participants to engage in meaningful discussions on systems change. Participants will be invited to reflect on their […]
“Challenging Biases in Decision-Making and Approaches to Difference” at Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion
Participants will learn about how our brains develop and often rely on biases, how these biases impact our perceptions of and behaviours toward others, and what we can do to prevent these biases from negatively influencing our decisions, work and learning spaces, and communities. Register here.
This session will highlight the reality and pervasiveness of microaggressions within the context of post-secondary institutions. We will look at how and why microaggressions are harmful, discuss some tools to address and prevent them, and offer opportunities to practice using these tools in order to foster a more inclusive and equitable campus environment. This session […]
“Démanteler le capacitisme : Briser les barrières à l’accès et l’inclusion” at Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion
Le capacitisme est infusé dans les systèmes qui nous entourent; et cela nous rend tous moins capable. Rejoignez-nous pour discuter de comment changer nos approches, comment collaborer et s’appuyer les uns les autres pour éliminer les barrières à l’accès, et comment briser les systèmes qui maintiennent le capacitisme. Inscrivez-vous sur YULearn ici.
This is a “101” session that will explore gender and sexual diversity, as well as homophobia and transphobia specific to the campus experience. Learn about using inclusive language, being a supportive ally, campus resources, and creating safer spaces on campus for gender and sexually diverse students, staff, and faculty. Register here.
We Have Not Come Here To Die powerfully chronicles how a Dalit student and activist is driven to suicide after years of harassment and discrimination by both his university administration and right-wing Hindu supremacists. What transpired after was a moment of solidarity across the country, uniting mothers, student activists, and numerous marginalized groups. To this […]