Create a community rooted in anti-racism and equity to allow all identities to be seen and heard.
These three workshops will help you work towards creating safe and inclusive spaces as industry leaders, producers, instructors, and community members.
Tiered pricing and sponsored spots are available for this progressive
Financially Stable - $120 (plus s/f)
Financially Fluctuating - $80 (plus s/f)
Financially Wobbly - $40 (plus s/f)
Sponsored spots - FREE
Participants are required to attend all three workshops.
What You'll Learn
Workshops will take place Tuesdays on April 13, 20 & 27 from 6pm-8pm PST
Fundamentals of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This workshop is a timely and insightful investigation into diversity and inclusion that
explores inclusive language, unconscious bias and respectful team building.
This session is a great introductory course for teams beginning to explore diversity, equity
and inclusion in their workplaces. Participants will learn through interactive, team-building style activities about the foundations of diversity and inclusion principles, vocabulary and frameworks.
Participants will also learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion initiatives and strategies in their workplaces through research,
case studies, and HR best practices.
Disrupting Unconscious Bias
Unconscious Bias exists within all of us, and this workshop shows us that it is possible to untangle. By naming various Unconscious Bias types, participants become attuned to some standard jumps from belief to assumption. Beyond naming, this session prompts participants to get diligent and strategic about noticing Unconscious Bias and acting more inclusively. Participants learn through engaging activities, thought-provoking questions, and sci-fi inspired frameworks for undoing Unconscious Bias.
Unlearning Anti-Blackness is a deep dive into unpacking the manifestations of anti-Black racism in our society.
The session weaves together key events in Black history, contemporary examples of racism and tangible actions for allies. Unlearning Anti-Blackness explores themes such as cultural appropriation, solidarity, activism, intersectionality, Black and queer identity, microaggressions, intergenerational trauma and transformative justice.
This workshop is recommended for groups who have intermediate to advanced social justice knowledge and competency and a core foundation of anti-racist vocabulary.
Equity & Inclusion Educator
Shanique Kelly (she/her) is an equity and inclusion consultant and educator, event producer, community organizer, and DJ. Born and raised on the unceded, ancestral lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, Shanique works passionately to
carve out safer community spaces for marginalized folks to connect, create,
and celebrate in.
Shanique is the founder of LEVEL UP, Vancouver’s only QTBIPOC-centred hip hop
dance party, and co-founder of For Everyone By Us, a series of art and live music
shows centred around Black joy and liberation. Shanique is a facilitator with the Black
Youth Summit, and a primary organizer of Vancouver’s chapter of Intersessions, which
aims to bridge the inequality gap for women and LGBTQ+ folks in music and nightlife
industries. She is also a sitting member and consultant for lululemon’s 2020-21 Diversity
and Inclusion Advisory Board. Shanique believes deeply in the power of gratitude,
vulnerability, and laughter to heal communities.