Winter Workshops

You may sign up for our REDDI Sessions on YU Learn.

You can also sign up for the sessions on this page by clicking on the register button that follows each session (below).

Look for the workshop titles and course codes beginning with 'CHR' for our workshops. Save the dates! 

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February 2024

                         

REDDI Mini-Series: A Spotlight on Intersectional Anti-Racism Work and Black Inclusion

Acknowledging and Addressing Racism 

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.

February 5, 2024, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Black Inclusion: Historic and Current Efforts to Dismantle Anti-Black Racism 

This session will follow the birth and development of anti-Black racism both globally and locally, and the historic and on-going efforts to dismantle it. Through case-studies and scenarios, participants will be offered tools and examples of how to respond to anti-Black racism in effective and sustainable ways.

February 14, 2024, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

REDDI Core Series - Addressing Discrimination Today

Impacts and Effects of Microaggressions in the PSE Environment

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 inhibit microaggressions, and offer opportunities to practice using these tools in order to foster a more inclusive and equitable campus environment. This session will focus specifically on the actions of individuals in fostering inclusion and belonging.

February 21, 2024, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

REDDI Mini-Series: A Spotlight on Intersectional Anti-Racism Work and Black Inclusion (continued)

Do the Work: Intervening on Racism 

Please note that we strongly recommend participants to have attended at least one of the workshops above before attending this session.

This workshop will be highly participation-based and ask attendees to design strategies and practice tools to intervene in moments of racial discrimination, harassment, and microaggressions. Prior familiarity with these concepts is recommended.

February 26, 2024, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Reconnaître et aborder le racisme (FR) 

Cet atelier aidera les participants à comprendre comment se manifeste le racisme, et quels sont ses impacts. Les participants découvriront des stratégies visant à éliminer les obstacles aux espaces inclusifs et s'exerceront à interrompre les commentaires racistes.

29 février 2024, 10h00 -11h30

March

REDDI Core Series - Addressing Discrimination Today
Inclusion Week Offering

Orienting Towards Allyship (Part 1) 

Through a series of engaging activities and reflection exercises participants who take part in this workshop will be able to:  Contextualize their social location based on their identity; Deepen their understanding of allyship in a personal and institutional setting.; Practice active allyship and develop strategies to have brave conversations.

March 5, 1-2:30 PM

Listening to Decolonize: An Overdue Conversation

This interactive session is intended to be a contribution to our learning to listen, and to empower hard conversations about decolonizing and privilege. Its also meant to help us challenge the assumptions we make about one another based on our privileges.

March 7, 2-3:30 PM

Core Series (continued)

The Ecology of Allyship (Part 2)

In this follow up to our session Orienting Yourself to Allyship, this workshop explores the multiple roles people can play in building solidarity across lines of difference, examples of solidarity movements, and personal reflections on how to find your own stake in movements.

Please note, this is not an introductory or beginners workshop. You must attend Allyship Part 1 to join this session, or have previous organizing experience across lines of shared identities.

March 12, 2024, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Understanding Freedom of Expression at York U   

This workshop is designed to strengthen participants’ understanding of the fundamental freedom of speech rights at York University and will give participants the opportunity to explore the features, limits, and tensions that come with free expression.    

 March 18, 2024, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

REDDI Mini-Series: Preventing Sex and Gender Harassment and Discrimination

Creating and Maintaining Positive Space

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.

March 28, 2024, 10:00AM - 11:30AM