ABOUT THIS EVENT
In February 2020, Diversity Circles was thrilled to host Angela Ma Brown with for a Racism: Micro-Aggressions and Bystander Awareness “lunch & learn”.
We see our relationship with our contributors as an ongoing one and are thrilled that Angela will be back with another workshop.
In this interactive workshop you will learn about:
- Definition of racism and how it plays out on an everyday basis at our institutions, and what we can do about it
- Discussion of microaggressions and practical strategies we can use as witnesses based on the Active Witnessing framework
- In conjunction with the annual Speak Up Speak Out Mental Wellness Campaign, recognition of the impacts of racism on mental health and resources for help in our community
ASL interpretation will be provided. Please let us know if you have any additional needs to participate. This session is open to all members of the BCIT student, staff, faculty, and internal partner (e.g. student association, alumni association) community.
Register below and a Zoom link will be emailed directly to registrants.
Workshop Host: Angela Ma Brown
Education Consultant, Anti-racism, Diversity, Equity and Social Justice
Angela has been teaching at the Vancouver Board of Education since 1999. She taught grades 4-7 for from 1999-2006 and held the district position of Anti-racism and Diversity Consultant & Mentor from 2007-2014. Angela was seconded as a Faculty Associate in the Professional Development Program at Simon Fraser University from 2014-2017, mentoring student teachers in the following modules: Indigenous Perspectives (IPTEM), Vancouver Community (VCM) and Professional Linking Program (PLP). Angela is currently a District Mentoring Support Teacher supporting early career teachers (with 0-5 years of experience) in the Vancouver school district. Angela holds an undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s degree in Diversity in Curriculum and Instruction from Simon Fraser University.