Anti-Racist Teaching Series: Identifying and Responding to Harmful Phrases – July 6, 2021

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Event Date & Time

  • July 6, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Registration for this workshop is full. Please add your name to the waitlist HERE

This interactive and practice-based workshop provides a deep dive into common phrases that can further marginalize or exclude BIPOC learners. Using micro-aggressions research and practical tools, facilitators will guide learners through small group activities that interrogate specific harmful phrases, their roots, analogous or similar phrases, and antidotes for / responses to them. Ultimately, the aim of this workshop is to equip educators with the ability to recognize and interrupt harmful phrases or thought patterns.

Enrol in this workshop if you are:

  • Looking for an experiential and practical session to apply some of your learning about anti-racism and solidarity
  • Seeking tools for actively responding to racist or discriminatory phrases/ideas in your teaching

Teaching Strategies:

  • Short slide presentation
  • Primarily facilitated, interactive group work


  • Kari Grain, Analyst, Experiential and Integrated Learning, CTLT
  • Emily Clare, Equity Facilitator, Equity and Inclusion Office

Workshop Series: Cultivating Anti-Racism, Solidarity, and Inclusion

This is an exceptionally challenging and wildly important time to be an educator, as our students grapple with isolation from their regular social connections, a new (and mostly online) educational landscape, traumatic images in the media, and some big questions that arise as a result of current events. Sometimes referred to as a “double pandemic,” the systemic racism resulting in George Floyd’s murder and the COVID-19 crisis have created circumstances that challenge us to reflect, unlearn, look inward, and imagine new ways to generate educational – and societal – change. This workshop series is for UBC faculty, staff, and educators who wish to cultivate a teaching or facilitation practice that serves as a form of solidarity, and is premised upon research and popular education pedagogy in the areas of anti-racism, equity, and inclusion. 

In this workshop series, participants will be guided through reflection on their own roles and fears as educators, and develop an introductory understanding of concepts such as anti-racism, privilege, allyship, and solidarity especially in the context of online teaching and learning. This workshop series also includes the identification and intensive unpacking of harmful phrases that can lead to further marginalization of racialized or excluded students. Particular attention will be paid to helping educators with specific teaching strategies, practical tools, and relevant resources for their teaching practice.

This workshop series is intended to be a learning space for UBC faculty, staff, and educators across all disciplines to reflect on their teaching practice, cultivate active solidarity, and to prepare for educating in a time of great change. We welcome participants from a broad spectrum of existing knowledge on these topics, all the way from an introductory level to an advanced level; All are welcome.

This event will hosted online on Zoom.