KL has created an anti-racism group, which has offered several "listening circles". Please find below our initiatives to date and associated resources. For more info, or to contact us, our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and our Instagram acct is: kl_arls.
Listening Circle #1:
"If All Lives Matter, Then Black Lives Matter: A Conversation About Racism, Social Justice and Personal Experience” (Sept 18, 2020)
Listening Circle #2:
"Dealing With White Privilege" (January 22, 2021)
Anti-Racism Learning Series
Curriculum and Facilitator Guide (February 2021):
- Daily reflections “Anti Racism Daily one page slides”
- Daily reflection facilitator materials “Anti-Racism Day 10 slide opener plus”
- End of series resource guide (word file) created based on shared exchanges from all participants
Retreat: "From Awareness To Action” (April 17, 2021)
Thanks to our respected guest speakers: Rev. Michael Blair (General Secretary, United Church of Canada), Sandra Cushnie (Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusions Director, McCain Foods Limited) and Adele Halliday (Anti-Racism and Equity Lead, United Church of Canada). These materials are authentic, soulful and powerful calls to action in the fight to end racism.
- Welcome, Opening Prayer (Rev Hugh Reid, Kingsway-Lambton United Church) and Opening Remarks
- Homily (Rev. Michael Blair, General Secretary, United Church of Canada)
- How to Show Up as an Anti-racist (Sandra Cushnie, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusions Director, McCain Foods Limited)
- Q & A (Sandra Cushnie, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusions Director, McCain Foods Limited)
- Moving to Action (Adele Halliday, Anti-Racism and Equity Lead, United Church of Canada)
- Next Steps (Fresh Start Anti-Racism Learning Series Team)) and Closing Prayer (Rev Candice Bist)
Summer Reading Series (July/Aug 2021):
July Book: "I'm Still Here. Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness" by Austin Channing Brown
Discussion: Tues. July 6 at 7 pm
August Book: "Seven Fallen Feathers" by Tanya Talaga
Discussion: Tues. Aug. 10 at 7 pm
Want to register or have a question? Contact us at email@example.com
Listening Circle #3:
“Becoming Nakuset": The Story of a Sixties Scoop Survivor (virtual movie screening, presentation, panel discussion)
SAVE THE DATE - Sept. 8, 2021 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Background: Nakuset, well known Indigenous activist and Executive Director of the Native Women's Shelter of Montréal, is Cree from Lac la Ronge, Saskatchewan. As a young child, she was taken by Indian agents from her home in Thompson, Manitoba and adopted into a Jewish family in Montreal. The 2020 award-winning short film “Becoming Nakuset” is her story. Join us for this virtual event as we hear from this survivor of the Sixties Scoop who struggled to reclaim her identity.
Following a screening of the 12-minute documentary, Tony Snow, Indigenous Minister, Chinook Winds Region, will guide us through a Listening Circle with both Nakuset and Dan Milner, also a survivor of the Sixties Scoop agenda.
To register, please click here: Tithe.ly Event Registration
Link to video trailer https://www.dropbox.com/s/1va79rayi1ioio8/Becoming%20Nakuset%20Trailer.mp4?dl=0