Summer 2021 REDI© Professional Development

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Earn a REDI© Certificate of Completion!

Attend at least three of our REDI workshops (90 minutes each) and complete our  REDI© Online Tutorial (it is advised that you complete the online tutorial prior to attending the workshops) to receive a REDI Certificate of Completion!

This summer we have several new workshops on offer, so please be sure to watch this space to see what's new. Cela comprend un nouvel atelier en français "Reconnaître et aborder le racisme" - si vous cherchiez quelque chose de francophone, cet été vous l'avez trouvé !

Be sure to check out our Anti-Racism Series as well for even more offerings!

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Please note that if you are joining these trainings to receive a REDI certificate, be aware that certificates will be granted to participants who attend a minimum of 60 minutes (or two thirds, whichever is greater) of the session.

List of REDI Workshops

Addressing and Responding to Sexual Harassment

In this interactive session, participants will become familiar with the legislation and policies that define sexual harassment and gain a general understanding of why sexual harassment continues to be pervasive in our society. Attendees will examine various scenarios aimed at obtaining strategies and sharing best practices on how to identify, prevent, and respond to instances of sexual harassment on campus.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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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.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Requesting and Accessing Accommodations

Participants receive a detailed overview of the rights and responsibilities in the accommodations process based on the Ontario Human Rights Code, such as those involving disability (including mental health), creed (religion), and sex/gender.

In addition to learning how to request and respond to accommodation needs, participants will learn strategies that will assist in increasing inclusion and accessibility in the York community.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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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.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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Reconnaître et aborder le racisme

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.

Cette session sera présentée en français.

Lundi 21 juin 2021


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Academic Integrity and Universal Design

Participants will develop an understanding of universal design and academic integrity in an educational environment, and consider the ways universal design can become part of a teaching strategy.

Discussion and activities will offer opportunities for participants to obtain strategies for ensuring academic integrity while also providing inclusive learning experiences for all.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Challenging Organizational Structures

Participants will examine how organizational cultures can perpetuate systemic disadvantages for individuals and groups, and then consider how engagement can create positive impacts and change within organizational cultures.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Dialogue Across Difference

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 though respectful dialogue without the intention of persuasion.
- Develop personal strategies to manage emotions in order to look past individual differences and hear the humanity of someone’s lived experiences.

This workshop is developed and delivered in partnership with Student Community Leadership and Development (SCLD)

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:30PM

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Orienting Yourself to Allyship

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.

This workshop is developed and delivered in partnership with Student Community Leadership and Development (SCLD).

Thursday, July 22, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:30PM

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Recognizing Resilience in Communities

Participants will engage in discussions about community resilience in the face of disadvantage and hardship, examining the ways barriers and discrimination shape our perspective of communities under duress. The workshop will help participants consider how to engage and foster inclusivity across multiple groups and spaces.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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The Construction and Maintenance of Systemic Racism

This session will explore the history of race and racism and how it is maintained today in institutions across Canada. This workshop is designed to complement the anti-racism REDI series and is heavily information focused, aiming to give context to what is happening in our world today. Unlike other REDI sessions, the emphasis is less on skill-building and more on awareness-building and we strongly encourage participants to take this session in conjunction with other anti-racism workshops with a more action-oriented content.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

1:30-3:00 PM

Zoom Registration

Freedom of Speech @ York University

REI will not be delivering the Freedom of Speech workshop in summer 2021. Stay tuned for updates and fall/winter sessions for 2021-2022!