Anti-Racism Level II: Deep Understandings of Anti-Racism for Health Care and Social Services Professionals Workshop

Event Type

Date: May 30, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, lunch 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Racism is a complex problem that requires complex solutions. Join us for a one-day virtual anti-racism workshop that dives deeper into the underlying causes of systemic racism in Canadian health care and social services and presents possible pathways toward an anti-racist future.

This workshop will include a review of the history of race and racism, a study of the contemporary context of white supremacy, an analysis of how unconscious bias training acts as a tool of racism, and an exploration of personal and systemic responsibilities in promoting anti-racism. The workshop will provide strategies for members to work toward solutions and collective actions to achieve anti-racist systemic change in the union and in the workplace.

This workshop is open to all HSA members who have taken one of the following pre-requisites:

Facilitator’s Biographies:

Chanelle Tye

Chanelle Tye is an equity and inclusion collaborator and an engaging facilitator who specializes in the areas of anti-racism and queer inclusion. She uses humour and participant engagement to ensure a safe learning environment for both novices and experts in social justice issues. Chanelle has a Masters of Education in Equity Studies from Simon Fraser University, with a focus on improving outcomes for organizational equity, diversity, and inclusion training. In addition to ten years of experience as an out queer public-school teacher, Chanelle was also the Provincial Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Education Lead with the Ministry of Education. She brings a deep knowledge of the dynamics of power and privilege within educational, union, and institutional contexts.

Heather Kelley

Heather Kelley is an equity and inclusion educator and facilitator with experience and expertise in the areas of anti-racism, climate justice and LGBTQ2IAS+ inclusion. She has a Masters of Education in Equity Studies from Simon Fraser University, with a focus on anti-racist education and queer teacher experience. Before moving into the role of assistant director of Social Justice at the BC Teachers’ Federation, she was a teacher in North Surrey. For the past fifteen years, Heather has been developing and facilitating anti-racism, LGBTQ2IAS+ workshops and professional development modules. She has experience creating resources, curriculum, and lesson plans both within and beyond public education. Heather has a deep love of working with adults and creating spaces where vulnerability and connection lead to learning.

Participants will receive wage replacement, and pre-approved dependent care costs for virtual workshops in accordance with HSA Policy. Please note, no meal per diems will be provided.