Shut it Uncle Bob! Speaking to Racist Family, Friends + Colleagues


This workshop explores strategies and tactics for addressing racism from loved ones in meaningful and impactful ways. Participants will engage with a variety of scenarios that manifest implicit or overt bias. Common behaviors and tactics for dismissing conversations about race and minimizing the harmful impact of racist behaviors, beliefs and language will be explored. Participants will learn a number of techniques that take into account balancing relationships and creating long term sustained progress and change while understanding the roots of prejudice and tapping into the individual’s capacity for empathy.

*No prerequisite

Please note: We strive to create a brave space for all participants. In order to help folks make bold moves into progressive thinking and actions, all conversations and material shared during these workshops are strictly confidential and cannot be shared through media of any kind.

  • Wheelchair accessible, with elevator access. There are automatic doors to enter either side of Wychwood Barns where we are located. The door to our studio is wide enough for mobility devices but not automatic.
  • Gender neutral accessible washroom on 2nd floor, wide enough for mobility devices, but with no automatic door. Gendered accessible washrooms on ground floor, wide enough for mobility devices and with an automatic door.
  • Please make all ASL requests in writing to at least 10 days before the event to ensure availability of 2 interpreters.

This event is facilitated by award winning artist, anti-oppression educator & B Inc program director Rania El Mugammar.

November 28, 2019

Wynchwood Barns, 601 Christine Street, Second Floor, Toronto