2022 Taking Action Against Gender Based Violence Workshop series
The Black Women in Motion’s Black Peer Education Network team will be hosting a series of virtual workshops for Black youth ages 16+. Workshops will focus on gender-based violence, consent, healthy relationshiops, bystander intervention and more.
Saturdays from 12pm-2pm from September to December Black Women in Motion will be holding space to learn and share about the impacts of GBV
About this event
Saturday, September 10, 2022: Introduction to Gender-based Violence and Intersectionality
This workshop looks at gender-based violence against Black and Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit and gender diverse communities. Participants will examine how our multidimensional and complex social identities intersect with systems of oppression. We will cover the social determinants of health and justice, sexual assault laws in Canada and the need for intersectionality in gender-based violence policy and policymaking processes, reporting and police and prison abolition.
Saturday, September 17, 2022: Rape Culture 101: Colonial and Intergenerational Roots of Violence and Harm
This workshop will look at the colonial roots of gender-based violence within Black communities. This workshop will introduce and deepen participants understanding of concepts of patriarchy, anti-black sexism, misogynoir, texturism, colourism, disability justice and 2SLGBTQQIA+ violence.
Saturday, October 15, 2022: Disability Inclusive Models to Gender-based Violence Advocacy
This workshop looks at gender-based violence against Black and Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit and gender diverse communities who are disabled. We will examine how our multi-dimensional and complex social identities intersect with systems of oppression. We will cover the laws in Canada regarding disability, barriers and challenges, visible and invisible disabilities, media portals, and the need for intersectionality in gender-based violence policy and policymaking processes
Saturday, October 22, 2022: Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation and Tech-facilitated Gender-based Violence
This workshop looks at the local and global impacts of human trafficking through a Black intersectional feminist and disability justice framework. We will examine the scope of sex trafficking, debunk widespread myths and misconceptions, describe the stages of commercial sexual exploitation, identify risk and vulnerability factors and identify gaps and barriers in services, policies, legislation. This workshop examines the history of gender-based cyber violence, cyber harassment, cyberstalking, sharing content without consent, cyberbullying, and image-based sexual abuse – within Black and Indigenous communities. We will dissect the root causes of gender-based violence, the interconnectedness of offline and online gender-based violence, and the individual, economic and societal consequences of technology facilitated gender-based violence.
Saturday, November 5, 2022: Rape Culture 201: Media Literacy, Accountability and Mainstream Responses to Gender-based Violence
A follow-up to Rape culture 101, Rape culture 201 takes a Black intersectional feminist approach to discussing gender-based violence in popular culture and the media. The workshop will cover victim blaming, survivor believability, accountability culture, #MeToo movement, and building confidence and developing a language for confronting rape culture.
Saturday, November 12, 2022: Survivor Healing, Vulnerability and Softness
This workshop unpacks the physical, psychological, emotional and cognitive consequences of gender-based violence. We guide participants through a series of interactive therapeutic exercises to release feelings of pain, shame, guilt, neglect and abandonment including journal writing, guided meditation and yoga. Participants will leave with trauma-informed and culturally-relevant community resources and strategies for healing, reparenting, care and reclamation of personal power.