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November 20 / 6:00-9:00pm / Location: 918 Bathurst

$45, PWYC Option (Suggested Donation $15-$30) / Please RSVP at https://bit.ly/33RzdeF

*All proceeds from this event will be put towards the development of the Akin Studio Rent Relief Fund, providing artists short term financial aid towards their studio rent in unexpected situations or times of financial instability.

Event Description:
This session uses the anti-oppressive framework and an intersectional approach to explore anti-Black racism within a Canadian cultural context. Internalized, interpersonal and institutional manifestations of anti-Black racism are contextualized through the lens of intergenerational trauma, systemic barriers and monolithic narratives. The impact of anti-Black racism, as it interacts with other sites of oppression is explored through case studies, personal reflections, quantitative and qualitative data. Systemic power structures and their impact on the spiritual, emotional, physical, financial and mental well being of Black communities as well as profound institutional inequities will be introduced and contextualized. Participants will critique and problematize current models for allyship and community engagement as well as explore interpersonal interventions and systemic transformations that cultivate liberation.

Accessibility Info:
918 Bathurst is not wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, the building was designed in the 1950’s, and the spaces are accessed via several short flights of stairs. There is no elevator on site.

For any accommodations you would like to request, please email janet@akincollective.com by November 12th, 2019 and we will do our best to meet your needs! Thank you.

Akin Projects would like to thank our event partner 918 Bathurst for their generous donation of space and tech set up to host this event.

About the Presenter:
Rania El Mugammar is a Sudanese Canadian, Artist, Arts Educator, Equity, Anti-oppression, Liberation and Meaningful Inclusion Educator & Consultant, performer, speaker and published writer.

Rania is an experienced anti-oppression, equity, inclusion and liberation educator and consultant who is unflinchingly committed to decolonization and freedom as the ultimate goals of her work. She has worked extensively with contemporary arts institutions, STEM based enterprises, media organization, GBV advocacy, health initiatives, educational institutions and community/grassroots spaces.