Sat, Jul 18|
Canada Wide Acro Community Social Justice Workshop
Time & Location
Jul 18, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
About The Event
TIME FOR CHANGE
Between the challenges of COVID-19, an economic recession, and the global protest against police violence, it’s easy to feel confused and isolated. Many acro communities are finding it hard to stay connected and clear about community values with regards to anti-racism and social justice. Many people are struggling with controversy, flame wars on social media, and revelations of the deep differences of opinion in the acro world.
Rather than allow these rifts to destroy our communities, this can be an opportunity for communities to go deeper and build resilience. How do we move beyond tolerance and avoidance of our differences and towards creating change? How can we hold each other accountable with kindness and be actively anti-racist in our movement spaces?
This 4-hour Canada-specific social justice intensive facilitated by Danya Xena and Natalie Brewster Nguyen will give context for the current uprising against racism, and some analysis of systemic racism and oppression. We will workshop the concept of decolonization and offer tools to stay engaged in the work of dismantling oppression in our daily lives and acro spaces.
Creating an inclusive and diverse community doesn’t happen all at once. It takes an ongoing commitment and interest in going beyond inclusivity and towards anti-oppression. Come dive in with us.
Co-hosted by Montreal's AcroMTL Family and Vancouver's AcroCollective. Thanks to Millissa Greenwood and Jill Campbell for the community initiative.
July 18th, 2020
10am - 2pm PST
1pm - 5pm EST
REGISTER AND CONTRIBUTE
Please take some time to fill out this workshop form. Feel free to research as well as reflect on your answers before submitting. Please aim to fill it out a few days before the 18th so that we can have the opportunity to incorporate your answers into the discussion. This event will be held on zoom, the zoom link can be found on the registration form below.
This event is sliding scale $1-$50, with a suggested donation of $20-$30 per person. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Paypal and eTransfers can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the subject: 'Social Justice Workshop July 18, 2020'. Select the payment option that feels accessible for you:
• $1-$20 (pay what you can, every donation helps)
• $20-$30 (Suggested donation)
• $30-$50 (The higher end of the scale ($30-50) is intended for those with stable incomes and the ability to save. Your ability to support at the higher end allows the course to offer sliding scale tuition!
• Scholarship (Keen to attend but cannot contribute financially at this time)