CRRC Workshops on anti-racism, anti-mentalism and self-care
CRRC would like to warmly invite you to attend two workshop opportunities focusing on ant-racism, anti-mentalism and self-care scheduled for June 19, 2012 at Sadleir House (751 George St N.) in Hobbs Memorial Library. We are inviting representatives including staff, board members and/or volunteers from your organization to participate. However, since space is limited we ask that no more than two representatives are in attendance from your group. We hope that the skills learned through these workshops can be brought back and shared within your organization. If you are interested, please RSVP by contacting us at your earliest convenience and indicate which workshops you are available to attend. Registration is pay-what-you-can (suggested donation is $5). We are grateful to the Opening Doors Project, who will be delivering training sessions in the following areas:
10:00am – 12:00pm – Working Across Differences: Anti-Mentalism Meets Anti-Racism
A workshop that builds on Anti-Racism 101. This is for people who are ready to look deeper at racism and its relationship to other forms of discrimination, including stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness diagnoses. The concept of “mentalism” is introduced in this workshop. Mentalism is a form of discrimination against people who are labelled as having a mental illness. The facilitators of this workshop explore questions with participants, finding practical connections that will encourage participants to seek change.
1:00pm – 3:00pm – BREATHE: Self-Care in Stressful Times
This workshop is designed to explore, adapt and build on our culturally diverse self-care strategies and practices.
Snacks and beverages, and a light lunch will be provided.