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Training & Workshops

All workshops are prepared and delivered by May and her team. Goals and outcomes will be clearly identified based on the needs of your organization.

All workshops are offered at Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Workshops include both theory and practical methods for application. All workshops are preceded by an anonymous online survey used to generate a relevant curriculum for your organization.

While May and her team will deliver content and presentations, since this is work you will have to do as an organization among colleagues, May encourages a medium to high level of participation and engagement during training sessions, both in-person and online.

Workshops will generally consist of large group discussions, small group exercises, readings of short articles, viewing instructive images and videos and answering questions as a group. If requested, May will provide lists of resources and referrals.

May also offers individual coaching and mentorship.

Learning About Anti-Oppression

What is Anti-Oppression? What are examples of oppressive behaviours, policies, and practices in your organization? How can you notice and change oppressive practices and policies for everyone who interacts with your organization and seeks services, employment or volunteer opportunities with you? Learn about this in a 1-day workshop.

 
Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Intersectionality

This workshop is offered as a 1-day session or for multiple days and will address the following questions: What is Intersectionality and why is it important? How can I learn to understand Intersectionality better? How do I apply an intersectional understanding to my job? How can the organization support this?

 
What is Critical Race Theory?

What is Critical Race Theory? Why are people talking about Critical Race Theory right now? This full-day workshop will answer these questions, and any others you and your organization have about what Critical Race Theory is and isn't.

 

Facilitated from an anti-oppression and intersectional perspective.

 
Unlearning Racism/White Supremacy

How does racism and white supremacy affect your organization? What can you do to change this? Starting with a 1-day workshop, participants will learn to understand what racism is, how it functions, and how it affects everyone who interacts with your organization and seeks services, employment or volunteer opportunities with you. We will also delve into what are concrete actions your organization needs to do. Learn the history of structural white supremacy in Canada, how it is in effect in the present, and what is currently happening to dismantle it.

Facilitated from an anti-oppression and intersectional perspective.

 
What is Anti-Chinese Racism? What is Anti-Asian Racism?

This one day workshop will address the following questions, and more. 

What is anti-Chinese/anti-Asian racism? How does it affect people who are Chinese/east Asian in their lives and work before, during and after Covid-19 times? What are ways that organizations and individuals can combat this, and how can organizations support Chinese and other Asian staff? 

Facilitated from an anti-oppression and intersectional perspective.

 
Confronting Anti-Black racism in Chinese/Asian communities

This is a very challenging topic, how to address, resist and change anti-Black racism in Chinese and other east Asian communities. This 1-day workshop teaches and outlines the theory behind "white adjacent" communities, classism and privilege, and adopting the values of white supremacy in racialized communities.

Facilitated from an anti-oppression and intersectional perspective.

 
Activism 101: How to Be a Supporter/Resister/Ally

If you have no experience with activism or how to be a supporter/resister/ally but want to get involved, this 1-day workshop will get you started. We will cover issues such as tactics, approaches, checking your privilege,  and cross-community alliances. 

Facilitated from an anti-oppression and intersectional perspective.

 
Sexism/Misogyny

What is sexism? What is misogyny? What does it look like in your organization? How has it been internalized? Learn about the Me Too Movement. What is misogynoir? What is trans-misogyny? Starting with this 1-day workshop we will address and answer these and many other questions.

Facilitated from an anti-oppression and intersectional perspective.