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Mon, May 27

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Webinar

MAR Shift: Exploring Identity and Privilege

Explore the elements of our identities and what it means to have privilege.

MAR Shift: Exploring Identity and Privilege
MAR Shift: Exploring Identity and Privilege

Time & Location

May 27, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PDT

Webinar

About the Event

MAR Shift Presents... Exploring Identity and Privilege

In this 1.5hr workshop, we explore how different identity factors, and the combination of those factors, provide us with benefits, barriers, or both. The main learning objectives in this session are:

  • Review concepts such as self-identification, intersectionality, stigma, and stereotypes
  • Understand how social constructs work
  • Become familiar with the list of Protected Identity characteristics
  • Map our own identity variables
  • Reflect on areas where we have privilege and how to use it

This session requires participants to complete approximately 15-minutes of light prep work, including reading and reflecting, prior to the session. There will be group discussions based on the prep work provided and an in-session, personal activity. There are no breakout groups.

Additional resources are also provided following the session.

About the Facilitator... 

Kerry Cavers (she/her/hers) is an anti-racism advocate, facilitator, and Founder of Moms Against Racism (Canada). She is a biracial, cis-gender woman of African, English, Swedish, and Irish descent who identifies as Black. With immense gratitude, Kerry, her partner, and their 3 kids live as guests on the unceded traditional territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən people, colonially referred to as Victoria, BC. She created MAR Canada to bring Moms and those in mothering roles together in a mutual aid movement to fight systemic racism together.

Thank you to our Funder

The MAR Shift learning series is funded in party by the Government of Canada (Financé par le gouvernement du Canada). This learning series is part of MAR's mission to educate adults in anti-racism, cultural competence, and decolonization so they have the tools and support to dismantle racism in themselves, their families, and their communities.

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