THE VISION is that this Certificate on Combatting Anti-Black Racism will support a structural transformation in Ontario’s youth sector that centers the wellbeing of Black young people and their families in our individual practices and organizational policies.
01: The Context of Anti-Black Racism
The lectures in Module One locate anti-Black racism within a historical, socioeconomic and political context by connecting hundreds of years of history to the pervasive modern-day racism that show up in our institutions.
02: Engaging With Research About Black Youth
The lectures in Module Two engage with research about the consequences of the inequities that Black youth and their families experience including disparities within various systems, and the impact on their wellbeing and mental health.
03: Critical Practice for Centering Black Youth Wellbeing
The lectures in Module Three explore models and practices to support Black youth within the context of their multilayered identities, including practice strategies for supporting Black youth who might be experiencing mental health challenges.
04: Ongoing Accountability for Transformative Change
The lectures in Module Four provides learners with the knowledge and tools required to commit to the ongoing work of cultivating practices, policies and alliances that challenge, disrupt and combat systematic anti-Black racism beyond this certificate
"NOW is the time, well beyond this moment of extreme social unrest, to better educate ourselves about the pervasive anti-Black racism that interlocks with other structures of oppression that Black youth and their families in Ontario experience – and for action towards social transformation and accountability”.
Will This Be the ONE? Reflection, Engagement & Action Against Anti-Black Racism in Ontario by Uzo Anucha and the YouthREX Team.