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Community Healing Session for Black Staff and Faculty

June 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location:Online, information will be sent after you register.
Audience:Staff and Faculty
Key Contact:Samah Sabra

The impacts of racial injustice are compounded by recent images and events that can trigger intergenerational memories and recall histories of violence against Indigenous, Black, and Racialized peoples across the continent. It is important to find ways to visibly manifest unity and community for individuals and communities impacted by these events and histories. With this in mind, the Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities, the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives and the Office of Quality Initiatives are collaborating to find ways to support Black, Indigenous, and Racialized members within our community, to create space to grieve, process, connect, and facilitate healing. We also aim to build capacity across campus to have the uncomfortable and necessary conversations that will promote solidarity founded on our shared responsibility to combat racism and advance equity, diversity, inclusion and conciliation.

As a starting point for ongoing work to foster Carleton’s institutional commitment to Anti-Racism, Indigenous Initiatives, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity, and to promote an engaged, informed culture on campus, three sessions are planned:

  • Community Healing Session for Black Staff and Faculty, on June 25th at 1pm, to support the well-being of Black community members at Carleton by creating a supportive and safe space for healing in the face of the anti-Black racism and trauma. Register below.
  • Community Healing Session for Indigenous and Racialized Faculty and Staff: with the aim to create a safe space for Racialized and Indigenous faculty and staff to be able to gather and have conversations that is focus on connecting and healing. Please stay tuned! Details are coming soon!
  • Community-Wide Engagement Session for All Faculty and Staff: We will host a community-wide engagement session open to all faculty and staff, Indigenous, Racialized, and Non-Racialized, to engage in conversations about what solidarity, allyship and shared responsibility look like in our context. The session will focus on how to bring anti-racist and decolonizing principles into our work both on campus and beyond. Please stay tuned! Details are coming soon!

Register for Healing Session for Black Staff and Faculty:

We invite Black faculty and staff to a healing session to be facilitated by an external community leader using an approach that honours and takes into account the lived experiences of participants.

Date and Time: Thursday, June 25th, 1-3pm
Location: Online, information will be sent after you register.

To register, please fill out the form below: