Combatting Racism: From Bystander to Upstander

October 21, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

COVID-19 has sharpened the structural and societal inequities that have long existed and permeated disproportionately across racialized communities. These inequities have been maintained by power dynamics that translate into a lack of access to resources and opportunities.

This psycho-educational group aims to create a safe and inclusive space to explore how inequities create psychological distress, impact physical health and maintain cyclical deprivation. The group will also explore the ways that these inequities are embedded in cultural ideas, artifacts and symbols of the superiority of a specific culture and a race.

We will also discuss the Will and practical Ways that can help us to move from bystander to upstander— taking purposeful and impactful actions to combat anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, Islamophobia, and other forms of oppression.

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