Events

  • When:
    September 29, 2022 9:00am to 12:00pm
Where:
Online
Contact:
Human Rights Education and Training Team

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion (Centre) is pleased to invite you to its Equity and Inclusion Dialogue series for the 2022-2023 academic year. Online registration is now open for this event. View the flyer for event details. Limited seating available.

View the full listing of the Centre’s 2022-2023 Equity & Inclusion Dialogue series.

Workshop description:

This workshop invites participants to identify where misogynoir exists in their lives and begin the long processual work of learning how to uproot it. By the end of the workshop participants should be able to identify misogynoir, intervene when appropriate to stop misogynoir, and imagine new ways of relating to those who experience misogynoir.

Facilitator bio:

Dr. Moya Bailey, Ph.D

Moya Bailey is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on marginalized groups' use of digital media to promote social justice and she is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She is the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network and the Board President of Allied Media Projects, a Detroit-based movement media organization that supports an ever-growing network of activists and organizers. She is a co-author of #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice (MIT Press, 2020) and is the author of Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance (New York University Press, 2021).

  • When:
    October 4, 2022 11:00am to 12:00pm
Where:
Online
Contact:
Human Rights Education and Training Team

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion (Centre) is pleased to invite you to its Equity and Inclusion Dialogue series for the 2022-2023 academic year. Online registration is now open for this event. View the flyer for event details. Limited seating available.

View the full listing of the Centre’s 2022-2023 Equity & Inclusion Dialogue series.

Panel Description:

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. This one-hour session will bring together a diverse panel of speakers who will provide information and insight about diverse and inclusive hiring practices applicable to the post-secondary sector.

Panelist Bios:

Jeannette Campbell, BA

Jeannette is a passionate believer in the nonprofit sector, and its ability to move the needle on awareness, opportunities, and education about disabilities and promote the inclusion of all members of our communities. She has 20+ years of demonstrated success providing service, program design, evaluation, and partnership development with educational institutions, service agencies, all levels of government, and private sector stakeholders.

Jeannette’s work in program development and the ability to put them into action has resulted in successful programs that support clients to achieve goals, encourage and enhance wrap around services, and ultimately the success of individuals, organizations, and employers.
Jeannette has also designed projects specifically for youth and people with disabilities in academic settings such as SIFE/Enactus, Rotman Commerce – Student Life department, and the Community Partnership departments at University of Toronto and George Brown College and has a long history of promoting and supporting programs and services to end users, government, and private sectors.

Zahra Brown, B.A., M.A.

Zahra J. Brown is a Jamaican-Canadian, Black, lesbian, cisgender woman, who has two disabilities. She is hard of hearing, and she has a mild cerebral palsy. Zahra is often misgendered because of her gender expression.

Zahra is a York University graduate who earned a Master of Arts in Critical Disability Studies in 2020, and a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies in 2014. She earned a diploma in Social Service Worker at George Brown College in 2016 and a certificate in General Arts and Science in 2004 at Seneca College.

As a public speaker, she specializes in topics related to disability, self-advocacy, mental health, LGBTQ+ and more. As a former Humber College employee, 2016-2019, Zahra gained unparalleled experience co-facilitating several human rights trainings while also establishing herself as a respected public speaker.

In 2021, Zahra worked as an accessibility consultant for the City of Toronto, where she developed a report of the Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities in Toronto which highlighted key issues and accessibility barriers people with disabilities experienced and provided recommendations for the City of Toronto based on her research.

Errol Cyrus, MBA

Errol has over ten years’ experience working in employment and career counselling with people with physical disabilities. As an advocate for the rights of marginalized people, equity deserving groups and all oppressed racialized people, he was a former co-chair for the employees working group, at the Spinal Cord Injury Ontario EDI strategic task force and a former member of George Brown College’s anti-black racism committee.

Errol holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and has extensive experience in post-secondary education as an adjunct lecturer, director of admissions and programs manager. He is presently Project Manager at Humber College’s Centre for Human Rights and manages the EDI Taskforce and Healthy Campus projects. Errol is committed to the work of Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and confronting anti-Black Racism.

  • When:
    May 9, 2022 10:00am
  • When:
    October 14, 2022 10:00am
Where:
Online
Contact:
Human Rights Education & Training Team
Equity and Inclusion Dialogue

Respect at Work facilitated by Cory Boyd

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion (Centre) is pleased to invite you to its Equity and Inclusion Dialogue series for the 2022-2023 academic year. Online registration is now open for this event.

  • Monday, May 9, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Register now
  • Friday, October 14, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Register now

View the event flyer for details. Limited seating available.

Full listing of the Centre’s 2022-2023 Equity & Inclusion Dialogue series

Respect at Work

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the elements of a respectful workplace;
  • Understand and evaluate the spectrum of behaviour; and
  • Exercise your role(s) in maintaining respectful behaviour in the workplace.

Facilitator Bio

Cory Boyd, B.A., LL.B

Cory Boyd is a Partner and Practice Lead at Rubin Thomlinson. He regularly presents at conferences and writes on the subjects of workplace investigations, workplace restorations, bullying and harassment, human rights developments and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

At Rubin Thomlinson, Cory applies his analytical skills to conducting workplace and institutional investigations. In addition, Cory assists employers in developing systems to ensure compliance with legal and ethical obligations, creating effective workplace policies and procedures, and delivering training to staff at all levels on their roles within the process. He also works with clients prior to, or following, a complaint in order to identify individual and systemic issues within the organization and to create a plan to restore the workplace and allow employees to move forward.

  • When:
    October 14, 2022 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where:
Online
Contact:
Human Rights Education and Training Team

Friday, October 14, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion (Centre) is pleased to invite you to its Equity and Inclusion Dialogue series for the 2022-2023 academic year. Online registration is now open for this event. View the flyer for event details. Limited seating available.

View the full listing of the Centre’s 2022-2023 Equity & Inclusion Dialogue series.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the elements of a respectful workplace
  • Understand and evaluate the spectrum of behaviour
  • Exercise your role(s) in maintaining respectful behaviour in the workplace

Facilitator Bio:

Cory Boyd, B.A., LL.B

Cory Boyd is a Partner and Practice Lead at Rubin Thomlinson. He regularly presents at conferences and writes on the subjects of workplace investigations, workplace restorations, bullying and harassment, human rights developments and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

At Rubin Thomlinson, Cory applies his analytical skills to conducting workplace and institutional investigations. In addition, Cory assists employers in developing systems to ensure compliance with legal and ethical obligations, creating effective workplace policies and procedures, and delivering training to staff at all levels on their roles within the process. He also works with clients prior to, or following, a complaint in order to identify individual and systemic issues within the organization and to create a plan to restore the workplace and allow employees to move forward.

  • When:
    November 4, 2022 9:00am to 12:00pm
Where:
Online
Contact:
Human Rights Education and Training Team

Friday, November 4, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion (Centre) is pleased to invite you to its Equity and Inclusion Dialogue series for the 2022-2023 academic year. Online registration is now open for this event. View the flyer for event details. Limited seating available.

View the full listing of the Centre’s 2022-2023 Equity & Inclusion Dialogue series.

Workshop Description:

This session adopts racism as a given and works towards providing a clear frame for unlearning, disrupting and dismantling racism at the individual, institutional and systemic levels. The overall goal of the session is to provide steps and tools for dismantling racism at all levels.

  • To situate self both as a site of racist oppression and an agent of racial change
  • To explore ways of addressing institutional policies and practices (educating for an anti-racist/anti-oppressive future)

Facilitator Bio:

Dr. Kathy Hogarth Ph.D

Dr. Kathy Hogarth is Dean and a Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her primary areas of research, service and teaching are on critical race, racism and equity in Canada and international contexts. Her 2018 book A Space for Race: Decoding Racism, Multiculturalism and Post Colonialism in the Quest for Belonging in Canada and Beyond engages in a critical examination of some of the major discourses related to original/settler/immigrant and, particularly, racialized belonging. She has extensive experience in the work of equity, diversity and inclusion, and is particularly interested in organizational and societal transformation that leads to more equitable and just worlds.