NEW: Symposium on Racism in the Workplace

Is there such thing as employment equity? Is racism profitable? How is racism in the workplace making us sick? 
All are welcome for an afternoon of guest speakers and honest, yet difficult conversations about racism in the workplace. All discussions will be facilitated by women in the community with the aim of growing a healthier and stronger community. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come.
Speakers and topics will include:
-Marlene Ruck-Simmonds (Intergenerational Trauma, Working in Racist Environments and Psychological Efftects)
-Isaac Saney (History of Anti-Black Racism in the Nova Scotian Workplace)
-Muhammed Yaffa (Immigration and Faith)
Others to be confirmed
Yummy refreshments and childcare will be provided.
Where: Community YMCA on 2269 Gottingen St. Halifax
 
When: Saturday May 28th, 2016
 
Time: 1:00-4:30PM
To register please e-mail workingwhileblackns@gmail.com. Please include your name, if you will require childcare and/or other accommodations.
We hope to see you there!
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Background:
Working While Black in Nova Scotia began as a project in 2014 following a series of “Dialogue Lounge” events hosted by Ujamaa on anti-Black racism in the workplace. Ujamaa approached Solidarity Halifax to see if there could be a way to get these stories of racism out beyond the Black community.
This website was seen as a way to do that. Partnering with Kwacha House Café, members of these organizations collected stories from within the community and began to post them publicly. We quickly garnered media attention. (We are still collecting stories: if you have one to submit, please click here.)
Now, we would like to take this project further by providing some analysis of the incidents that are occurring in our workplaces, and support for those in need. Please consider attending our symposium on May 28th.
For more information, please contact us.