ABOUT THIS EVENT
A lunch series for BCIT employees facilitated by Diversity Circles and Communication Department Faculty.
This session is being led by Cicely Blain Consulting.
Anti-oppression work seeks to recognize the oppressions that exist in our society, and attempts to mitigate its effects and eventually equalize the power imbalance in our communities. Want to be part of that change?
This session incorporates creative and dynamic activities to engage people of all backgrounds and knowledge levels in crucial discussions around systemic oppression, injustice and implicit bias.
This workshop is great for those beginning their journey into social justice education and looking to transform their understanding of diversity and inclusion into genuine practices of change that acknowledge and move towards combating discrimination.
Cicely Belle Blain is an award-winning activist and writer and the CEO of Cicely Blain Consulting. After gaining her degree in European Studies and Russian from UBC, Cicely took a small business loan and developed her wealth of social justice knowledge into transformative diversity and inclusion education. Cicely was invited to speak on LGBTQ inclusion at the United Nations Summit in Ecuador in 2016, on behalf of the Canadian Delegation, and was listed as one of CBC’s 150 Black Women Making Change in Canada.
Cicely is also the 2017 winner of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Award in Social Movement building for her work in Black civil rights activism and named as one of the 50 most influential people in the city by Vancouver magazine. Cicely’s diversity, inclusion and social justice work extends across North America, Europe and Asia. Cicely is also a regular columnist for Daily Xtra magazine and The Body is Not an Apology, as well as a published poet.
Lunch will be provided and ASL interpretation will be offered.
For all accommodation requests and inquiries (e.g., food, American Sign Language, alternative format handouts, service animal or support person accompaniment, facilities), please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.