Equity & Inclusion Dialogues

A Spectrum Of Identities: Exploring Power And Privilege In Our Local Context

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Diversity invites you to attend this workshop.

Objective: To develop common language around terms such as power and privilege and to explore what this means in our local context.

Why do our identities matter? Identity informs who we are, how we see the world and how we learn. Using a black/queer/feminist lens, this interactive workshop will encourage participants to explore the spectrum of identities with a critical lens on power and privilege in our local context.


Anti-Asian Racism and the Implications for Humber College

Anti-Asian Racism has always existed in Canada.  The COVID-19 pandemic both exposes and exacerbates certain aspect of this particular form of racism. Starting with a discussion about the historical root of Anti-Asian racism, this workshop will help participants understand how Anti-Asian racism continues to affect Asian Canadians in the present-day context, and the implications for Humber College as an employer, as a higher learning institution, and as part of the broader Canadian society.

Workshop Objectives:

Blackness and Belonging: Understanding Anti-Black Racism's Impact on our Society

Presenter Bio:

Anthony is the Training & Development Consultant in the City of Toronto’s Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit. Through coordination and delivery of strategic learning and education sessions to City of Toronto staff, he is responsible for the implementation of anti-Black racism training and development curriculum based on the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism. The Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism is the result of a collaborative effort between the City of Toronto and Torontonians of African descent.

Deep Diversity Learning Series: Uncovering Our Bias and Blind Spots

Annahid is a master Agent of Change. She spent her early career years organizing national political campaigns and moved into the slower and deeper work of shifting consciousness. With a foot in the inner realm of psychology and the other in the outer realm of systems change, Annahid weaves both together in a compelling approach that is uniquely crafted to each client organization she works with.

Developing Resiliency Through Adversity


Through an intersectional lens, participants in this session will:

  • Identify and discuss the current challenges in professional environments experienced by Black professionals and the barriers that exists to addressing them
  • Increase understanding of the concept of resiliency and its relevance for Black professionals in the work and learning environment
  • Share tools and techniques that support the activation of resilience for Black community within the work and learning environment


Employment Equity In A College Setting

This presentation and workshop will provide pathways to understanding:

• Employment equity as a problem- solving process

• How systemic barriers impede movement toward equity and inclusion

• Why collection and use of data about group representation matters

• How organizational culture creates barriers and opportunities

• Why an effective employment equity process matters in higher education

Facilitator: Carol Agocs, PhD


Catherine L. Peters, Partner, Hicks Morley
Catherine Peters is a partner in the firm and the Chair of the Hicks Morley
Human Rights Practice Group. She is also the Chair of the firm’s Diversity
Committee. Catherine provides strategic advice to clients on a wide variety of
human rights, employment law, labour relations, and administrative law
matters, and represents clients before arbitration boards, human rights
tribunals, and a variety of administrative tribunals. A significant component of


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