Last call for Londoners to apply to join new Anti-Black Racism Steering Committee with the Community Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

Do you know a community-oriented leader passionate about diversity and inclusion who may be interested in establishing actions to confront anti-Black racism with dedicated resources and funding?

Applications to join the new Anti-Black Racism Steering Committee with the Community Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (CDIS) will close on Monday, January 11, 2021. The City of London encourages interested Londoners to submit an application before the deadline.

These members will provide guidance and leadership by developing a work plan with strategies that will be put into action to address systemic anti-Black racism in London. Members will make key decisions around the community engagement plan and process, oversee community outreach, approve agendas and materials for meetings, review feedback from community engagement activities and make recommendations to the CDIS.

Learn more at https://getinvolved.london.ca/cdis

Now what? Beyond statements of solidarity

Virtual Forum Session

Monday, January 18, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET

In this session, participants will learn about how white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, and state violence have come to shape both gender-based violence and the gender-based violence sector in Canada. Join us as panelists discuss why violence against Black women and children must be understood within this broader context, and how this awareness is essential for informing accountability within the gender-based violence sector.

Register at: http://www.vawlearningnetwork.ca/knowledge-exchanges/ke10/index.html

Looking Within: Anti-Black Racism and the Gender-Based Violence Sector in Canada

The Learning Network invites you to the Virtual Forum, Looking Within: Anti-Black Racism and the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Sector in  Canada. This Forum brings together the voices and insights of Black activists, advocates, academics, artists, and service providers from across Canada for a series of dialogues about complicity and accountability in the GBV sector on issues of anti-Black racism.   

Through a series of virtual panel discussions, participants will be invited to “look within” the systems, organizational practices, and ideologies they take part in.  Each session explores various dimensions of anti-Black racism, with discussions aimed at informing transformative, strengths-based, practical changes within the GBV sector.

  • Monday, Jan. 18, 1-3 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1-3 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1-3 p.m. ET

Registration and details available at http://www.vawlearningnetwork.ca/knowledge-exchanges/ke10/index.html

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