Anti-Black Racism Educational Sessions
The time for change is now, and change starts with you and your organization. Understanding what anti-Black racism is, how it manifests, and how your employees and teams can begin a journey to change is where we come in.
DEI Expertise: Making Change has partnered with diversity, equity and inclusion consultants Camille Dundas and Melissa Horne Ph.D of Learning Snippets and Dialectic to provide anti-Black racism/unconscious bias educational sessions, workshops and ongoing coaching tools.
Since 2020, our many clients have told us how valuable our sessions and ongoing coaching have been in guiding them along their organizational learning journey to inclusion. Here's what they're saying about our work:
"A million thanks to you all for a wonderful session. Everyone is grateful, has learned so much, and is excited to do the work that’s required to become allies in fighting anti-Black racism."
Emily McKibbon (she/her)
Associate Director/Senior Curator
MacLaren Art Centre
"..a wonderful presentation last night. It was truly engaging and motivating. [We] received great feedback from patrons and staff – noting how much they learned and how eager they are to learn more."
Coordinator of Technical Services
Orillia Public Library
"Thank you for your thought-provoking presentation. Your clear message about the importance of inclusion and diversity and ways we can understand and support Black communities, Black culture and anti-Black racism was powerful."
Vice-Principal – Student Achievement K – 12
Simcoe County District School Board
Our customized sessions are for executives, managers, HR teams and employees across all types of organizations.
Here's a sample program/session outline:
Setting the stage with lived experiences and introduction
Anti-Black racism facilitated sessions - optional breakout sessions
Anti-Black racism Learning Snippets tool introduction and implementation - optional
Next steps facilitated round table
Analytics and reporting on Learning Snippets -optional.
DEI Learning Snippet Sessions
Interactive sessions designed to help staff engage in meaningful, safe conversations with colleagues about DEI issues. Using workplace scenarios, each session focuses on the skills and behaviours that lead to effective conversations with colleagues in order to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. These one-hour sessions created by the Dialectic/Learning Snippets team, are professionally facilitated by Amber & Debbie of Making Change.
We would be happy to understand your organization’s needs and create a customized educational solution that works for you.
Please reach out to start a discussion and ask us to develop a quote.
Speaking & Presentations
Want some insight into the local efforts influencing equity, diversity and inclusion? Making Change provides public speaking, keynotes, and presentations to spark conversations and discussions around anti-Black racism, diversity and inclusion. Let's connect and chat about the insights your organization is looking for, so we can met your needs. Please contact us to start a conversation.
Our speakers include: Amber Beckett, Debbie Opoku-Mulder, and on occasion other Black speakers from the Making Change team.
Here's a sample presentation overview:
A brief local overview of the BLM movement vs a moment
Our lived experiences as Black women
Insights into the creation of Making Change, our goals and the community work we do
How individuals can become allies, and do self-work around anti-Black racism
Thoughts on how organizations can consciously be more welcoming of diversity
Presentation Overview :
• Sharing our lived experiences … challenges faced, perseverance required, successes attained
• Insights into the creation of Making Change, our goals and the community work we do
• Highlighting important contributions of members of the Black community – locally, provincially, nationally along with the importance of our schools doing the same throughout the year – not just in February during Black History Month
• Anti-Black racism – what it is and its many, varied impacts A local overview of the BLM movement vs a moment
• Becoming an ally - what students/staff can do individually and collectively to become supportive allies
Our speakers include: Amber Beckett, Debbie Opoku-Mulder, and on occasion other Black members of the Making Change team.