Autumn 2018, Downtown Toronto.
We are seeing an escalation of general intolerance and harassment happening all across society: in workplaces, community settings and schools. Sometimes harmful comments are intentional, sometimes they arise out of ignorance. No matter the cause, when we fail to say something, anything, out of fear, embarrassment or uncertainty, our silence becomes a part of someone else’s marginalization.
This workshop addresses key emotional literacy skills of noticing and staying grounded in the middle of conflictual situations, and how to skillfully intervene when we hear overt or subtle derogatory comments- Islamophobic, homophobic, racist etc.—made by people around us. Whether in the lunchroom, boardroom, classroom or streetcar, this session will equip you to feel more confident in stepping forward to compassionately and clearly speak out. Join us for this down and dirty introduction in how to be an everyday ally.
After costs, proceeds from this training will go to the Centre for Social Innovation’s “Toronto for Everyone” Fund, and a charity supporting marginalized communities. We at Anima Leadership are deeply concerned about the wave of general intolerance and hatefulness sweeping North America post-Trump, and this offering is one of the ways in which we are contributing to raise awareness, be allies ourselves and create a #lovearmy to help stem the tide.
~ Chris K. Fraser, Founder, Firefly Creative Writing
Anima Cancellation Policy:
- 30 days or more prior to course: we offer a refund, minus a $50 administration fee.
- Less than 30 days prior to course: we offer 50% credit towards next scheduled training, minus a $50 administration fee.
- Day of, or day prior to, course: no refund or credit available.If you are unexpectedly unable to make the course, contact us about potentially sending a colleague in your place.