MAR Talks: Antiracist Educators: Why we need them and how to become one.
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About the Event
Moms Against Racism Presents: Antiracist Educators: Why we need them and how to become one.
At Moms Against Racism, we believe Educators are a critical partner in dismantling systemic racism. We love our Educators and know that, across Canada, our governments are not giving you the support and resources you need to be the best that you can be. And that, in many cases, you are working in sheer survival mode.
So asking you to take on one more thing can feel like a lot. But, think back to why you became an Educator... it wasn't for the money or the fame. It was most likely because you wanted to help our future leaders, our next generations, be the best THEY can be.
Unfortunately, because racism is baked into all our systems - even (especially) our education system - no students will graduate being the best they can be. This is because systemic racism impacts everyone. Obviously, the impacts vary from person to person with Black and Indigenous students most negatively effected. But collectively, as a society, we are impacted by the absence of racialized people and their voices and their stories in all white dominated spaces. We collectively lose out on their wisdom, their creativity, their perspectives and thus continue to get the homogeneity of outcomes we have always gotten.
Join us as we chat with nationally recognized award winning anti- oppression educator, Annie Ohana, on being an antiracist Educator. There will be a 30-minute question and answer period for those in attendance.
About our Speaker:
Annie Ohana is a nationally recognized award winning anti-oppression educator, MustangJustice founder, and Indigenous Department Head at LA Matheson Secondary in Surrey. She has a Masters in Equity Studies and works as a curriculum specialist and community organizer as well. Her goal is simple: empower and elevate students and communities so that we may transform to a more just world.