5 Days of Action

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November 16-20, 2020

UVic’s third annual Five Days of Action: 365 Days of Commitment is scheduled for November 16-20, 2020 and we are going virtual!

Schedule of events

Participate in the daily virtual engagement hosted by UVic's new President Dr. Kevin Hall.

If you see something missing, have questions or accomodation needs, .

How to register for events

If you do not have a V-number for registration purposes, please send Amy Loggin an email, with your name and the workshop title, and you will be registered.  The ZOOM link for the workshop will be sent the day before the event.

Monday, November 16: Listen

Calls to action: 5 days of listening

Listening to others is an important way to acknowledge differing perspectives and viewpoints. Rather than arguing for your personal position on a matter, listen intently to what others have to say to understand the merits of other ways of thinking, being, and knowing.

Virtual engagement with Kevin Hall

Join UVic's new President, Dr. Kevin Hall in a virtual engagement session focused on the daily calls to action.

Not just another check in the box (9:30 am - 11:00 am)

Open to all.

5 Days of Action presentation by Mr. Garry Sam, Councillor, Songhees Nation.

Register

If you do not have a V-number for registration purposes, please send Amy Loggin an email, with your name and the workshop title, and you will be registered.  The ZOOM link for the workshop will be sent the day before the event.  Thank you.

 

One Song At A Time: Exploring Reconciliation in an Elementary School (3:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

Open to all.

In this presentation we share the process of exploring abstract constructs such as Reconciliation, Resurgence, Reciprocity, and Social justice with Grade 5 students through the arts and other activities in collaboration with accomplished composer and sound engineer Jon Epworth, and renowned artist Carey Newman. An outcome of the project was the opportunity for the students to learn technical aspects of recording using the equipment, and using tools as they helped Carey Newman carve a totem pole for the school.

Albeit brief, the project responded to an increasing need to heed the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as they pertain to Education. By involving pre-service teachers, we focused on Strand 3, Goal 2 of our Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP), which mandates that we: “Develop opportunities for UVic students to gain a better understanding of Indigenous peoples, histories and cultures, and the impact of colonization” (ISP; p. 23).

Facilitator:

  • Carmen Rodriguez de France

Co-Presenters: 

  • Community Partner, Composer /Music Engineer Jon Epworth
  • Students from the Teacher Education  Program:  Sasha Ilnyckyj, Andrew Robertson, Graham Boldt

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If you do not have a V-number for registration purposes, please send Amy Loggin an email, with your name and the workshop title, and you will be registered.  The ZOOM link for the workshop will be sent the day before the event.  Thank you.

Talking about Racism in Times of COVID (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Open to all.

Please join UVic Human Rights Education Volunteers & UVic Global Community at this event which is about having a courageous critical conversation about systemic racism and its intersections. The goals are to bring out the urgency of having these conversations and together, develop concrete ant-racism strategies and allyship/ advocacy skills and networks.

We will use the World Café dialogue model.

Facilitator (s):

  • Moussa Magassa, Specialist, EDI Education and Partnerships, Equity and Human Rights
  • UVic Human Rights Education Volunteers

Register

If you do not have a V-number for registration purposes, please send Amy Loggin an email, with your name and the workshop title, and you will be registered.  The ZOOM link for the workshop will be sent the day before the event.  Thank you.

 

Tuesday, November 17: Reflect

Calls to action: 5 days of reflecting

Critically reflecting on how your values and beliefs inform the narratives you hold about other people, your relationship with “others”, and the choices you make around exclusion and inclusion. Consider where the stories you tell yourself come from, and reflect on how they can be challenged.

Virtual engagement with Kevin Hall

Join UVic's new President, Dr. Kevin Hall in a virtual engagement session focused on the daily calls to action.

Anti-Racism Awareness Pathway (9:30 am - Noon)

Open to all

The Anti-racism Awareness workshop is the first of a three-part anti-racism education strategy (ARAES). The workshop directly addresses the societal and systemic attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate racial discrimination and other intersecting social inequities such as classism, sexism, ableism, homophobia and religious bigotry. The intersectional anti-racism approach also explores how social differences of ‘race’, class, gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, and ability are mediated in peoples’ historical and everyday lives (Dei, 1995). This interactive and practical approach moves from the Awareness level to Intervener and Change-maker. Our ultimate goal is to confront the institutional racism within the very culture and structure of the educational system and society (Tator & Henry 1991).

Facilitators:

  • Moussa Magassa, Specialist, EDI Education and Partnerships, Equity and Human Rights

Register

If you do not have a V-number for registration purposes, please send Amy Loggin an email, with your name and the workshop title, and you will be registered.  The ZOOM link for the workshop will be sent the day before the event.  Thank you.

Social Justice During A Pandemic: Shifts, Inspiration and Impact (1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Open to all.

Please join Students of Colour Collective (SOCC) for a one hour moderated panel discussion.

Panelists will be asked to share the social justice work they do, what has motivated them, how their work has looked different this year due to the pandemic and a louder call to action for change as well as what they believe the impact of their work is.

After questions from the moderator, the audience will be given an opportunity to ask questions.

This event is open to all.

Our objectives include:

  • To shine a light on the work BIPOC activists do
  • To inspire participants to act and/or continue advocating for change
  • To connect and network
  • To collaborate with individuals, groups, and organizations doing similar work

Moderator:  Dominique Jacobs

Panelists:  Pamphinette Buisa, Karissa Chandrakate, Alfredo Garcia and Charity Williams

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If you do not have a V-number for registration purposes, please send Amy Loggin an email, with your name and the workshop title, and you will be registered.  The ZOOM link for the workshop will be sent the day before the event.  Thank you.

Inclusive Leadership (2:30 pm - 4:00 pm)

Open to all.

The objectives of this course are:

  • to develop a shared understanding of key terms related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion;
  • to discuss leadership roles and responsibilities related to supporting and advancing EDI within UVic; and,
  • to identify some strategies for practising inclusive leadership.

Facilitators:

  • Cassbreea Dewis, Executive Director, Equity and Human Rights
  • Natasha Goudar, Education, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Equity and Human Rights

Register

If you do not have a V-number for registration purposes, please send Amy Loggin an email, with your name and the workshop title, and you will be registered.  The ZOOM link for the workshop will be sent the day before the event.  Thank you.

Bringing in the Bystander (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Open to students.

Bringing in the Bystander is a free, 90 minute workshop, where student participants will learn:

  • Learn how to identify situations where bystander intervention is appropriate and how to overcome barriers to successful intervention
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the impacts of sexualized violence for survivors and communities
  • Learn how to identify a continuum of inappropriate sexual behaviours
  • Build increased empathy for survivors of sexualized violence and understand the importance of supportive responses to those who disclose

Students who complete this workshop receive a certificate of completion, co-curricular record credit, and are entered into a draw to win $250 in tuition credits.

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Wednesday, November 18: Dialogue

Calls to action: 5 days of dialogue

Dialogue is one of the most effective vehicles for sharing stories, building a common language of understanding, and removing barriers to equity and inclusion. Engage in a courageous conversation with someone at UVic this week, and begin the task of questioning ways of thinking, speaking, and relating that you may have taken for granted.

Virtual engagement with Kevin Hall

Join UVic's new President, Dr. Kevin Hall in a virtual engagement session focused on the daily calls to action.

How to incorporate EDI into academic and professional life (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)

This workshop is designed for undergraduates already working in their field, graduate students, and early-career sessionals interested in developing social and professional competencies that will help them succeed in their academic and professional lives. This webinar provides practical information on how to create and be a part of spaces that are equitable, diverse, and inclusive. Through interactive questions and scenarios, participants will also learn how to identify, prevent, and respond to discrimination, harassment, and sexualized violence. To date, participants who have attended the workshop have described it as providing relevant and important information that will improve their academic and career success.

Facilitator:

  • Leah Shumka, Acting Associate Director, Conflict Engagement and Investigations
    Equity and Human Rights

Register

If you do not have a V-number for registration purposes, please send Amy Loggin an email, with your name and the workshop title, and you will be registered.  The ZOOM link for the workshop will be sent the day before the event.  Thank you.

Understanding Consent and Culture (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Open to all.

At the Anti-Violence Project, we believe in striving to create a culture of consent and care where everyone is free from violence. Come be part of the conversation about how we can build this world together!

This online workshop is intended to provide folks with the information, skills, and opportunity to understand and practice consent. Through activities and discussion, we will bust myths about sexualized violence and gender, explore the concept of rape culture and learn about consent (what it is, why it’s required, how to practice it).

This consent workshop offers a chance for us to talk in a supportive and sex positive virtual space about how we can build consent into our everyday lives and into our relationships with the people we care about. Whether you’re learning about consent for the first time or you know you care deeply about this topic, taking part in this workshop will provide you with some foundational principles and a chance to dive into the nuances of consent.

These free workshops are an hour and a half long and have a no late-comer policy. Open to students, staff, and faculty as well as community members!

Registration link and more information can be found on our website at antiviolenceproject.org/consent-training

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Thursday, November 19: Engage

Calls to action: 5 days of engaging

Actively engage in making UVic a diverse, welcoming and inclusive place to study, work and live. Engage in activities and events that promote diversity and inclusion on campus. In particular, focus on activities that actively work to address and reduce the harms associated with various forms of oppression including sexism, homophobia, transphobia, racism, abelism, and xenophobia.

Virtual engagement with Kevin Hall

Join UVic's new President, Dr. Kevin Hall in a virtual engagement session focused on the daily calls to action.

Gender Diversity (11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Open to all.

Join facilitators from the Gender Empowerment Centre (GEM) for a workshop to explore the fundamentals of Gender Diversity. Learn more about the nuances of gender identity, expression, sex, and attraction, the diversity of gender identity, disrupting normative gender expectations, using pronouns, and tips for incorporating gender inclusion into your daily life.

Instructor (s):

  • Niko Mumford (GEM Outreach and Communication Coordinator)
  • Beau Houle (GEM Education Coordinator)

Register 

If you do not have a V-number for registration purposes, please send Amy Loggin an email, with your name and the workshop title, and you will be registered.  The ZOOM link for the workshop will be sent the day before the event.  Thank you.

Hands On, Hearts On: Carving the Oaklands Totem With Classrooms and Community (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)

Open to all.

Join master carver Carey Newman and members of the Oaklands community as we tell our story about sharing authentic Indigenous experiences and weaving the process of carving a totem into the daily learning of an elementary school.

In this session we will watch a short documentary about the journey we have been on and hear reflections from staff, parents and students.

Facilator (s):

  • Carey Newman, Indigenous Artist, Audain Professor
  • David Hovis, SD61 Principal for the Elementary District Team and former principal at Oaklands Elementary School
  • Dr. Shauneen Pete IEDERC, Indigenous Education
  • Hosted by Dr. Susan Lewis, Acting Vice Provost

Register

If you do not have a V-number for registration purposes, please send Amy Loggin an email, with your name and the workshop title, and you will be registered.  The ZOOM link for the workshop will be sent the day before the event.  Thank you.

Tools for Change: Preventing Sexualized Violence at UVic (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Open to students.

Tools for Change is a free, 90 minute workshop, where student participants will learn:

  • What consent is and how you can ask for it in a meaningful way
  • How to support survivors who have experienced sexualized violence
  • What our sexualized violence prevention efforts and supports are on campus

Students who complete this workshop receive a certificate of completion, co-curricular record credit, and are entered into a draw to win $250 in tuition credits.

Register

Friday, November 20: Solidarity

Calls to action: 5 days of solidarity

Solidarity involves addressing systemic forms of racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, religion intolerance, alongside other forms of oppression, together. Solidarity is not a one-time show of support, but a 365 days of the year commitment. Commit to being part of the change we want to see on campus.

This event is held on the UVic campus, traditional territory of the Lekwungen peoples, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.