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Anti-Racism Week

November 14, 2022 - November 16, 2022

ANTI-RACISM | BREAKING BARRIERS

SAMU is excited to present our second annual Anti-Racism Week, offering you a collection of events, resources, and community contacts to help you expand your anti-racist education! The Canadian Race Relations Foundation defines anti-racism as “an active and consistent process of change to eliminate individual, institutional and systemic racism,” and with the help of campus and community partners, we’re making it easier for you to be a part of that process of change.
 
From November 14th to 16th, we’ll have a variety of panels, training sessions, and learning opportunities to build up your anti-racist toolkit and strengthen your access to our local community resources. Events include a community resource fair, naloxone training on campus, and a panel discussion on anti-racism in Alberta! Mark the dates in your calendars, and help us create a safer and more equitable community for all.

CHECK OUT OUR WEEK-LONG PROGRAMMING

MACEWAN FENTANIL NALOXONE TRAINING | THE LOOKOUT | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Join The MacEwan FentaNIL Project for a discussion on the intersection between addictions and racism, facilitated by Rachelle Gladue (bio below). All attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a naloxone training session following the discussion, and will be provided with their own take-home naloxone kits! Food and refreshments will be provided for attendees who register. 
BLACK STUDENTS ALLIANCE (BSA) X HURDE | THE LOOKOUT |  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
HuRDE at MacEwan and the Black Students’ Alliance (BSA) are collaborating on an anti-racism event to educate students about racism prevalent within our community, school and day-to-day lives. This event will encourage awareness of the discrimination and systemic barriers that marginalized members of our community face and promote an understanding of racial equity and justice at MacEwan so we can strive toward a more equitable and inclusive campus. Food and refreshments will be provided for attendees who register. 
UNDERSTANDING HATE: THE LANDSCAPE OF HATE IN ALBERTA | ONLINE | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – CLICK TO REGISTER

Join us as we explore the topic of hate and violent extremism from a local context. Hear from researchers and practitioners involved in exploring this topic from an Alberta-based context. Speakers will include members from The Alberta Hate Crimes Committee, The Organization for the Prevention of Violence, #StopHateAB, and others. For more info, visit OHRDE Landscape Hate Alberta

ACTIVATING ANTI-RACISM RESOURCE FAIR | THE LOOKOUT | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Are you interested in advocacy and education beyond Anti-Racism Week? Come to the Activating Anti-Racism Resource Fair in the Lookout on Wednesday, November 16 from 11:00-2:00 PM to learn more about local organizations contributing to anti-racism work, and opportunities for your engagement and involvement!

PEER HEALTH EDUCATION TEAM (PHET) WELLNESS STATION  | THE LOOKOUT | 11:00 PM – 1:00 PM

If you need a moment to breathe or decompress, visit the Peer Health Education Team’s (PHET) wellness station outside of the Lookout on Wednesday, November 16 from 11:00-1:00 PM to create your own stress ball or engage in some fun colouring! Resources on health and wellness will also be available.

ANTI-RACISM WELLNESS EVENT | THE LOOKOUT | 4:00 AM – 5:00 PM

In celebration of our second annual Anti-Racism Week, join us on Wednesday, November 16 from 4:00-5:00 PM for a wellness event as we close out the week and reflect on the community, learning, and relationships from throughout the week.

LOCATION: THE LOOKOUT
We understand that anti-racism learning and work can take a toll on mental and physical health. Throughout Anti-Racism Week, SAMU will provide wellness kits for participants to decompress and take care of their overall wellness, as well as a wellness event. If you find yourself in distress throughout the week, reach out to some of the resources below: 
  • SAMU’s Peer Support is a confidential space where students can talk about their troubles in a safe environment. Peer Support is available in-person or online, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 
  • The Canadian Mental Health Association Distress Line is 780-482-4357 (HELP). The 24-hours Distress Line is available seven days a week. The Distress Line provides confidential, non-judgmental and short-term crisis intervention, emotional support and resources to people in crisis or distress. We also support family, friends and caregivers of people in crisis.
  • 1-877-303-2642 is the Alberta-Wide Mental Health Help Line, a 24 hour, 7 day a week, 365 days a year, confidential service that provides support, information and referrals to Albertans experiencing mental health concerns.

Hello! My name is Rachelle Gladue, my pronouns are she/her, and I am a Cree First Nations woman residing on Treaty 6 (Edmonton). I am a 2nd year Indigenous Social Work student at Yellowhead Tribal College pursuing a career in the Social Services sector. I have an educational background in Correctional Services (taken at Grant MacEwan!). This program opened my eyes to systemic issues prevalent in the justice system thus contributing to my growing passion for harm reduction, speaking on Indigenous issues, and engaging in discussion about the impacts of systemic oppression, systemic racism, and drug policy. I look forward to engaging in meaningful discussions and learning with you! Hiy Hiy, thank you! 

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November 14, 2022
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November 16, 2022
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