ABOUT THIS EVENT
Presented in partnership with BCITSA, BCITFSA, and BCIT Respect, Diversity & Inclusion Office.
Recent events have brought into sharp focus the deep-rooted racism, discrimination and violence that Indigenous, Black and Asian communities in North America continue to face. On Feb 24th, Pink Shirt Day, the campaign focus is working together and treating others with dignity and respect. According to the Pink Shirt Day website, over 90% of bullying incidents have peer witnesses and when those peers intervene, most incidents are over within 10 seconds. On Pink Shirt Day and beyond, we’re asking you to speak up when you see or hear someone being bullied or discriminated against. Stand with them, offer your support and let them know they’re not alone.
In this 1.5 hour interactive workshop you will learn about:
- Definitions of racism and discrimination and how microaggressions can contribute to a culture of bullying.
- How racism plays out on an everyday basis at our institutions, and what we can do about it
- Practical strategies based on the Active Witnessing framework that anyone can use to get help and safely intervene if you experience or witness racism
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.