This skills-based workshop is a powerful, practical way to promote awareness and empathy, and to develop the skills to effectively respond to discriminatory remarks and incidents of racism. Although it is often easy to identify an incident of personal racism, responding effectively is often challenging. This workshop has been updated to provide participants with opportunities to practise strategies to intervene effectively.
Chanelle Tye (she/her) is an intermediate English teacher on the unceded, rightful territory of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam peoples. She is an immigrant and settler, reader and writer of poetry, serial plant killer, and certified kitchen dancer. Chanelle is currently finishing her Masters in Equity Studies at SFU while on leave from SD 93 (Le Conseil scolaire francophone). Chanelle was the Provincial SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Education Lead with the Ministry of Education and a District SOGI Lead
Daniel Shiu is a secondary school teacher in Surrey whose school is on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territory of the Katzie First People. He is an immigrant and settler and has been privileged to educated in BC to become a teacher. He is currently a member of the BCTF's Professional Issues Advisory Committee.