Upcoming Resource SpotlightsThese resource spotlights hosted by the Learning Network feature Ontario-based resources, trainings, and organizations that focus on gender-based violence.
Gender-Based Violence Through an Intersectional Lens
Date & Time: November 19, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME
Presented by: Monica Samuel, Executive Director, Black Women in Motion
This presentation will provide a quick overview of pop culture and the media’s continuation and perpetuation of sexual violence, highlighting the interrelationship of anti-black racism, colorism, fatphobia and disability. Participants will leave having a better understanding of the erasure experienced by survivors from BIPOC communities and resources and tools to better show up as allies.
- Increased understanding of intersectionality and systems of oppression within gender-based violence movements
- Increased knowledge of survivor-centred educational tools, resources and supports for 2SLGTQIA+ BIPOC communities
Monica Samuel is a community worker, social entrepreneur, educator and consultant. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Women in Motion, a Toronto-based, youth-led organization that empowers and supports the advancement of black womxn and survivors of sexual violence. We work within an anti-racist, intersectional feminist, trauma-informed and survivor-centred framework to create culturally-relevant content, educational tools, healing spaces and economic opportunities for black womxn.
Monica’s work as an educator over the last 8 years, has focused on anti-oppression, equity, mental health, sex positivity and consent. She has over ten years of experience creating culturally centered spaces for learning and self-expression.
Celebrated in Canada as 2019’s Top 100 Black Women to watch, Monica’s dedication and approach to social justice work has created healing, restorative and economic opportunities for black womxn and youth across the City of Toronto.
“Black womxn have endured the unfathomable and yet, we are still here. We are poignant, prolific, and radiant. We draw our strength from our blackness and ancestry to fight oppression and injustice, while educating others, so that they can do the same. It is my duty as a black womxn, to ensure the well-being, prosperity and advancement of my community.”
Social Media: @monicasamuel (Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook)
It's Time to End Violence Against Women in Politics
Date & Time: March 25, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME
Presented by: Arezoo Najibzadeh, founder of Platform
The participants will have a chance to
- Broaden their understanding of gender-based sexual violence in Canadian politics through an intersectional lens
- Understand the root causes of gender-based sexual violence against women in politics
- Develop an insight into the systemic changes required to challenge gender-based sexual violence against women in politics
Arezoo Najibzadeh is a rising voice for women’s civic and political leadership in Canada. As the founder of Platform, Arezoo is boldly transforming civic spaces to reflect the lived experiences and leadership of Black, Indigenous, and racialized young women and gender-diverse youth.