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Sat, Jun 15



MAR Shift: Systemic Racism in Canada - The history parents need to know

Learn what we weren't taught about colonization and the history of racism in Canada.

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MAR Shift: Systemic Racism in Canada - The history parents need to know
MAR Shift: Systemic Racism in Canada - The history parents need to know

Time & Location

Jun 15, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PDT


About the Event

MAR Shift Presents... Systemic Racism in Canada: The history parents need to know

This illuminating and deeply impactful 1.5 hour webinar is facilitated virtually by Kerry Cavers, Founder & President of Moms Against Racism Canada. With compassionate honesty, Kerry guides parents through historical to current day systemic racism building upon concepts learned in How to Raise an Anti-Racist Child and Anti-Racism 101.

Kerry meets participants where they are in their anti-racism journey, and leads them through a thought-provoking session covering:

  • Fundamental concepts like racialization, racialized, and colonialism
  • The connection between colonization and racism
  • Review of historical to present day examples of racism in Canada
  • The long-term and ongoing racial impacts of colonization
  • Questions & Answers

As an introduction to the content of this webinar, please watch the short 10-minute video by CBC News titled What systemic racism in Canada looks like. Audiences unable to accept the message in this video may not be ready to attend this webinar.

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.

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