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July 20th

Title: Embodying Your Curriculum: An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

When: July 20, at 12:30-2 pm EST. Professors who are interested can register at this link:


Description: This webinar introduces participants to our approach to using trauma-informed pedagogies, the neuroscience of mental health, and pedagogies of social justice and diversity to create connection and embodied presence in the online and in-person classroom, at a moment when higher education is called upon to face profound social problems that cannot be walled off from our classes and that produce anxiety, stress, and burnout among students, staff, and faculty. Created and facilitated by two women of color and the co-founders of Embodying Your Curriculum, an online program designed to teach professors the fundamentals of trauma-informed pedagogy, this session provides an overview of the paradigm of trauma informed pedagogy, explains why we need it now, and provides tools for beginning to incorporate this paradigm into your curriculum.

Presenters: Anita Chari (Ph.D, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon) and Angelica Singh... (M.A., BCST, Founder of The Embodiment Process™)


Join FoodShare Toronto for Leading While Black, a panel discussion on July 22 at 6pm featuring Chef, Activist and FoodShare Board Member Suzanne Barr, Consultant and Former Member of Parliament Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Health and Fitness Leader, Athlete, and Community Organizer Debbie King, Journalist and Host of E! News Updates Tyrone T-rex Edwards, City Councilor for the City of Victoria Sharmarke Dubow and moderator journalist, writer, and activist Phillip Morgan.

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Register (FREE): https://bit.ly/2ZxYfjM

July 23 From the Friends of Cuba (see attached)

Friends and Supporters,

The time has come once again for our annual July 26th event. Every year in the last 26th years we’ve been celebrating and commemorating one of the greatest revolutions that ever took place in the Americas in our community. This year the celebration is needed more than ever since Cuba, the only country on the globe, that has been able to send its doctors to 30 countries to save lives combatting the COVID pandemic. Under a cruel and genocidal blockade that the US keeps constantly tightening against a poor country like Cuba, this achievement is remarkable.

In a world where military expenditures are taken more seriously than saving lives, and where selfishness and consumption thrive, the solidarity and friendship that Cuba shares with humanity is truly astonishing.

This event will be a fundraiser to purchase catheters for Cuban children and surgical gloves requested by Cuban hospitals. This is the least we can do to show our solidarity with Cuba.

This event will be in open air at the Esquimalt Gorge Park. Masks are recommended. We are taking precautions to be safe.

We hope you, your family and friends can join us for this even, weather permitting.

If you are joining us please let us know so we can prepare the right amount of food. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Always in Solidarity,

Victoria Friends of Cuba

July 30th Free Webinar: A 12-Step Program for Decolonizing the University: A Conversation with Dr. Rodney Coates

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A 12-Step Program for Decolonizing the University
A Conversation with Dr. Rodney Coates

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Dr. Rodney Coates

Long-standing calls to uproot structural racism across the world – including in academia – have gained impetus in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. But what does decolonizing the university mean? And how can professors, faculty, students, and academics work to create this change?

Within the university, as with all other European imported institutions, white privilege, space, and identity have been not only preserved, but continually reified. In this free, one-hour webinar, Dr. Rodney Coates, a professor of Global and Intercultural Studies and coordinator for Black World Studies at Miami University, Ohio, will outline his 12 steps for accomplishing such decolonization. He’ll explain how and why decolonizing the university means recentering the various voices of peoples of color, taking them from the margins to the core of what the academy is about.

Audience members will walk away with not only a better understanding of how academia marginalizes people of color, but also actionable steps they can take to achieve ​​deliberate, ​​strategic, and ​proacted change ​​within the classroom and across campus.

8 AM PDT/ 11 AM EDT/ ​4 PM BST​

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