5 Days of Action schedule

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All events are online unless otherwise specified. Events are open to faculty, staff, students and community members unless otherwise stated. In some cases, target audiences are highlighted.

How to register for events

UVic community members: Please follow the registration link with your V-number to register. 

If you are not a member of the UVic community, 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.

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Monday, November 15, 2021: Listen

UVic Pride: Courageous Conversations (all week)

Conversation Channels: No registration required.

Join our Discord server where you can connect with a community of queer and questioning students, faculty, and staff on topics of gender, sexuality, campus life and so much more!

This year we will be hosting conversations featuring the themes of 5 Days of Action including listening, reflecting, dialogue, engagement, and solidarity.

Access Discord Server

If you would like additional information, please contact , UVic Pride Coordinator. 

Killjoys: Art Show (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Art Show: In Person, No registration required.

An art show using various mediums to confront forms of systemic violence and oppression. This art show will run November 15-19, 2021 in the Visual Arts Building, Room A120.

If you would like additional information, please contact:  , Facility and Production Manager, Visual Arts department. 

Embedding Anti-Racism into Classroom, Courses and Curricula (Harnessing Anti-Racism Initiative Grant) (1:00-2:00 pm)

Info Session: Of particular interest to faculty and staff.

This session will highlight the innovative ways UVic faculty and administrators are reworking instruction and administration processes to embed anti-racism, decolonization and other social justice principles. Includes recipients of LTSI's anti-racism grants and administrators with responsibility for embedding equity into UVic's processes.

Panelist (s):  Jane Butterfield, Associate Teaching Professor, Mathematics and Statistics and Arif Babul, Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Facilitator(s): Evanthia Baboula, Associate Dean of Fine Arts and LTSI affiliate

Register

If you are not a UVic faculty, staff or student (i.e., do not have a V-number for registration purposes), please email Amy Loggin at eqhr@uvic.ca, 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.

The Respect Factor: Part 1 (2:00-4:00 pm)

Workshop: Of particular interest to staff.

Note: This is a two part workshop and requires participants to commit to both sessions- Part 1 and 2.  Part 2 takes place on Thursday, November 18 from 2:00-4:00 pm. One registration link registers you for both days.

Everyone seeks respect; it is at the core of our human rights. This workshop deconstructs the concept of respect before reconstructing it in the context of workplace relationships.

Facilitator:  Nooreen Shah-Preusser

Register

The Organisation Development and Learning Services team (Human Resources) is pleased to offer this session in partnership with Equity and Human Rights for 5 Days of Action. For further questions on this workshop, please contact .

Introduction to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for newcomers to Canada (3:00-4:30 pm)

Workshop

Are you relatively new to Canada? If yes, this interactive session is for you to gain better understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in Canada. The session will answer such questions as "what is the difference between equity and equality?", "what are 'equity-deserving groups'?", and "what does it mean to be inclusive?".

5 Days of Action workshop by Mami Schouten, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Research Officer.

Register

If you are not a UVic faculty, staff or student (i.e., do not have a V-number for registration purposes), please email Amy Loggin at eqhr@uvic.ca, 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.

 

Colour Theory: Anti-Racism Art Exhibit Discussion (4:30-6:00 pm)

Art Discussion

The ZOOM link will be distributed to registrants the day before the event.

Join anti-racism facilitator Angelique Bulosan in an online, interactive, discussion to hear from the artists of the "Colour Theory: Anti-Racism Art Exhibit" as they share about their experiences with the anti-racism discussions, the process of making their art and personal written pieces.

From November 15 - 28, 2021 experience all the artist's works in person at: A. Wilfrid Johns Art Gallery, University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building, Wing A, Ring Rd, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 (FREE)

Register

If you are not a UVic faculty, staff or student (i.e., do not have a V-number for registration purposes), please email Amy Loggin at eqhr@uvic.ca, 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: UVic's Bystander Intervention Workshop (6:00-7:30 pm)

Workshop: Of particular interest to students.

Bringing in the Bystander is a free, 90 minute workshop, that teaches students how to overcome resistance to checking in and intervening when they observe the potential for sexualized violence to occur. 

Participants will:

  • 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

Register

For further information, please visit Bringing in the Bystander or contact

Tuesday, November 16, 2021: Reflect

UVic Pride: Courageous Conversations (all week)

Conversation Channels: No registration required.

Join our Discord server where you can connect with a community of queer and questioning students, faculty, and staff on topics of gender, sexuality, campus life and so much more!

This year we will be hosting conversations featuring the themes of 5 Days of Action including listening, reflecting, dialogue, engagement, and solidarity.

Access Discord Server

If you would like additional information, please contact Nathan Pounce, UVic Pride Coordinator, pride@uvic.ca 

Killjoys: Art Show (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Art Show: In Person, No registration required.

An art show using various mediums to confront forms of systemic violence and oppression. This art show will run November 15-19, 2021 in the Visual Arts Building, Room A120.

If you would like additional information, please contact:  , Facility and Production Manager, Visual Arts department. 

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (10:00-5:00 pm)

FREE ADMISSION TODAY ONLY- Tuesday, November 16.

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is pleased to support UVic's 5 Days of Action event by offering FREE admission to the gallery on Tuesday, November 16th for event attendees. The Gallery will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  For more information about current exhibitions, accessibility and location go to: https://aggv.ca/ 

When you arrive please check in at the front desk and let them know you are part of UVic's 5 Days of Action event.

Decolonial Equity Work: Transforming from Theory to Practice (10:00-11:00 am)

FULL- WAITLIST

Workshop: Of particular interest to staff, faculty, leaders, managers and alumni.

We will review the history, processes, and outcomes of our decolonial equity work over the last two years, in which we transformed these theories into many practices.

5 Days of Action workshop offered by Jacquie Green (she/her) and Ryan Khungay (he/him), School of Social Work.

Register

If you are not a UVic faculty, staff or student (i.e., do not have a V-number for registration purposes), please email Amy Loggin at eqhr@uvic.ca, 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.

Amplifying voices: Integrating underrepresented identities into music (12:00-1:20 pm)

Concert (In person or live stream)

*As per BC Public Health orders, indoor mask mandates and proof of vaccination will be required. See further information about COVID protocols at the School of Music.

Starting with the 5 Days of Action, UVic’s Music Student Association (MSA) presents the first in a series of events highlighting marginalized voices and bringing awareness to EDI-related challenges that musicians and musical institutions are facing. School of Music student performers and composers will present a recital featuring underrepresented identities in music. Later, a panel of guests will discuss the issue of programming diverse music in curriculum and concert halls.

Admission is free.  This event will also be live streamed. RSVP is only required to attend in person - Phillip Y. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing, Univesity of Victoria.

Register

Bringing Anti-Racism and Indigenization to the classroom: K-12 and beyond (1:00-2:30 pm)

Workshop

We will converse about the ways in which racism manifests and how we can counteract it. Promising practices for Indigenization will also be discussed.

5 Days of Action workshop offered by Carmen Rodriguez de France, Karine Ng and Thais Cabrera. Department of Indigenous Education and the Anti-oppression Educators Collective.

Register

If you are not a UVic faculty, staff or student (i.e., do not have a V-number for registration purposes), please email Amy Loggin at eqhr@uvic.ca, 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.

The Transgender Archives: Celebrating 10 Years (2:00-3:30 pm)

In Person Presentation and Conversation

The Transgender Archives is 10 years old! This special event will tell the story of how the Transgender Archives started, including an overview of our journey over the past decade, we’ll tell you about some of our recent projects, our favourite treasures, and our newest collections.

No pens, food or beverages (other than capped bottles) allowed in the archives. Location: McPherson Library 025 and/or ZOOM.

5 Days of Action presentation and conversation offered by Aaron Devor and Michael Radmacher.

Register to attend in-person

Livestream through ZOOM

If you are not a UVic faculty, staff or student (i.e., do not have a V-number for registration purposes), please email Amy Loggin at eqhr@uvic.ca, with your name and the workshop title, and you will be registered.  Thank you.

Brain Injury Support and Accessibility (3:00-4:00 pm)

Presentation

An introduction to brain injury, including information about best practices for workplace and classroom inclusion, accessible communication strategies, and supports available in the community.

5 Days of Action presentation offered by Kirby Way (he/him), Victoria Brain Injury Society.

Register

If you are not a UVic faculty, staff or student (i.e., do not have a V-number for registration purposes), please email Amy Loggin at eqhr@uvic.ca, 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.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021: Dialogue

UVic Pride: Courageous Conversations (all week)

Conversation Channels: No registration required.

Join our Discord server where you can connect with a community of queer and questioning students, faculty, and staff on topics of gender, sexuality, campus life and so much more!

This year we will be hosting conversations featuring the themes of 5 Days of Action including listening, reflecting, dialogue, engagement, and solidarity.

Access Discord Server

If you would like additional information, please contact Nathan Pounce, UVic Pride Coordinator, pride@uvic.ca 

Killjoys: Art Show (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Art Show: In Person, No registration required.

An art show using various mediums to confront forms of systemic violence and oppression. This art show will run November 15-19, 2021 in the Visual Arts Building, Room A120.

If you would like additional information, please contact:  , Facility and Production Manager, Visual Arts department. 

Difficult Conversations: Fostering Intercultural Safety and Inclusive Engagement in the Classroom (11:00 am -12:30 pm)

Panel: Of particular interest to faculty.

Participants will explore critical incidents that might unexpectedly unfold in diverse classrooms.

5 Days of Action panel offered by Viviana Pitton, Imen Bourguiba, Ricardo Flores, Brian Leacock, CindyAnn Rose-Redwood and Monika Smith.

Register

If you are not a UVic faculty, staff or student (i.e., do not have a V-number for registration purposes), please email Amy Loggin at eqhr@uvic.ca, 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.

Music we love: Appreciating a wider spectrum of flute repertoire (12:30-1:30 pm)

Concert (In person or live stream)

*As per BC Public Health orders, indoor mask mandates and proof of vaccination will be required. See further information about COVID protocols at the School of Music.

School of Music flute students from the studio of Suzanne Snizek highlight the music of composers underrepresented in the classical music milieu. Hear works by diverse musical voices including Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese, Korean, Venezuelan, Jewish and other composers, performed by graduate and undergraduate students.

This event is part of UVic's Five Days of Action.

Admission is free.  This event will also be live streamed. RSVP is only required to attend in person - Phillip Y. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing, Univesity of Victoria.

Register

Indigenous Cultural Acumen Training (1:00-3:00 pm)

Workshop

Broaden your understanding of Indigenous peoples and issues, colonialism, and education; and consider how to move forward.

Facilitator: Rob Hancock 

Register

The Organisation Development and Learning Services team (Human Resources) is pleased to offer this session in partnership with Equity and Human Rights for 5 Days of Action. For further questions on this workshop, please contact .

Increasing Awareness of Disability Issues in our Daily Lives (1:30-3:30 pm)

FULL- WAITLIST

Workshop

How do the issues that people with disabilities face impact us as a community? How can we be more proactively inclusive of disabled people in our society?

5 Days of Action workshop offered by Kelby Mullin, Victoria Disability Resource Centre.

Register

If you are not a UVic faculty, staff or student (i.e., do not have a V-number for registration purposes), please email Amy Loggin at eqhr@uvic.ca, 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 Culture (5:30-7:30 pm)

Workshop

At the Anti-Violence Project, we believe in striving to create a culture of consent and care where everyone is free from violence. 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).

Register

These free workshops are two hours long and have a no late-comer policy. If you would like further information, please contact . Thank you.

Thursday, November 18, 2021: Engage

UVic Pride: Courageous Conversations (all week)

Conversation Channels: No registration required.

Join our Discord server where you can connect with a community of queer and questioning students, faculty, and staff on topics of gender, sexuality, campus life and so much more!

This year we will be hosting conversations featuring the themes of 5 Days of Action including listening, reflecting, dialogue, engagement, and solidarity.

Access Discord Server

If you would like additional information, please contact Nathan Pounce, UVic Pride Coordinator, pride@uvic.ca 

Killjoys: Art Show (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Art Show: In Person, No registration required.

An art show using various mediums to confront forms of systemic violence and oppression. This art show will run November 15-19, 2021 in the Visual Arts Building, Room A120.

If you would like additional information, please contact:  , Facility and Production Manager, Visual Arts department. 

Racism in Greater Victoria: Results and Lessons for the University (10:00-11:30 am)

FULL- WAITLIST

Presentation/Discussion

In 2020, the Greater Victoria Local Immigration Partnership (GVLIP) conducted a community survey on racism in Greater Victoria.  Join us to learn some of the main findings of that survey, and discuss what these findings mean in the context of the university as a place of work and learning. 

5 Days of Action presentation and discussion offered by Florentien Verhage, Greater Victoria Local Immigration Partnership (GVLIP) / Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA)

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.

 

Every timbre and tone: Honouring diversity through song (12:00-12:50 pm)

Concert (In person or live stream)

*As per BC Public Health orders, indoor mask mandates and proof of vaccination will be required. See further information about COVID protocols at the School of Music.

In this School of Music faculty concert, soprano and piano duo Sharon and Harald Krebs, perform two songs by Florence Price, the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra. Pianist Bruce Vogt accompanies soprano Anne Grimm in the performance of songs by Poldowski, a pseudonym of marginalized Belgian-born British composer and pianist Régine Wieniawski. Singer-songwriter Colleen Eccleston will close the concert with a set of original music including a healing song composed especially for this event.

This event is part of UVic's Five Days of Action.

Admission is free.  This event will also be live streamed. RSVP is only required to attend in person - Phillip Y. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing, Univesity of Victoria.

Register

Racism within the faith and spiritual communities (4:30-5:30 pm)

Panel

Four undergraduates and alum from different faith backgrounds at UVic come together to host a panel about racism and reparations in the faith community. Boston, Sky, Fune and Asiyah will be discussing the complicated relationship the church has with First Peoples, the role white privilege plays in varied faith communities, the contemporary whitewashing of wellness in spirituality communities, and the intersections of racism and Islamophobia.

5 Days of Action panel offered by Multifaith Services.

Register

If you are not a UVic faculty, staff or student (i.e., do not have a V-number for registration purposes), please email Amy Loggin at eqhr@uvic.ca, 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.

Friday, November 19, 2021: Solidarity

UVic Pride: Courageous Conversations (all week)

Conversation Channels: No registration required.

Join our Discord server where you can connect with a community of queer and questioning students, faculty, and staff on topics of gender, sexuality, campus life and so much more!

This year we will be hosting conversations featuring the themes of 5 Days of Action including listening, reflecting, dialogue, engagement, and solidarity.

Access Discord Server

If you would like additional information, please contact Nathan Pounce, UVic Pride Coordinator, pride@uvic.ca 

Killjoys: Art Show (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Art Show: In Person, No registration required.

An art show using various mediums to confront forms of systemic violence and oppression. This art show will run November 15-19, 2021 in the Visual Arts Building, Room A120.

If you would like additional information, please contact:  , Facility and Production Manager, Visual Arts department. 

Student Life and Anti-Racism Grant Workshop (10:00 am-NOON)

Workshop: Of particular interest to students.

Interested in receiving up to $1500 in funding to make a difference on our campus? Learn about the Student Life Grant + Anti-Racism Supplement, including grant writing tips and a step-by-step walk through of the application and funding process in this hands-on workshop.

5 Days of Action presentation and discussion offered by Emily Huynh and Lily Han, Office of Student Life.

Register

If you are not a UVic faculty, staff or student (i.e., do not have a V-number for registration purposes), please email Amy Loggin at eqhr@uvic.ca, 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.

 

Say it like it is: Poster making workshop (10:00 am-NOON)

Workshop: In Person, Face to Face

Language is a powerful tool and text-based art uses language to challenge ideas of power, identity, injustice and sexuality.

Join us for a text-based poster making workshop where we will be inspired by artists who use text for political activism, subversion of advertising and clever word-play. Participants will learn silkscreen printing and monoprinting techniques to create posters with their own unique messages. This is for folks looking to explore the process of screen printing and using art as a mode of expression.

5 Days of Action workshop offered by Megan Dickie, Hollis Roberts, Kirsten Downs + VA Graduate students.

Register

If you are not a UVic faculty, staff or student (i.e., do not have a V-number for registration purposes), please email Amy Loggin at eqhr@uvic.ca, 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.

Kil Daagwiiyaay – “Strong Voice”: Understanding Intersectionality (12 -1:15 pm)

Workshop

Intersectionality touches on all realms of life although it is greatly overlooked - especially within institutions. We will review components of intersectionality, its theory, vast understandings, and situate ourselves within this knowledge realm.

5 Days of Action workshop offered by Yahlnaaw, Indigenous Rights and Anti-Racism Officer, Equity and Human Rights.

Register

If you are not a UVic faculty, staff or student (i.e., do not have a V-number for registration purposes), please email Amy Loggin at eqhr@uvic.ca, 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.

 

 

Reflecting on Responsibility and Relationship: Exploring the Meanings of Solidarity in Our Writing (1:00-3:00 pm)

Workshop

Solidarity is about relationship: It is about our responsibilities to each other, to our communities, and to the world we live in. What does this mean for us as writers? What stories do we tell and what are our goals in telling them? In this workshop, Robin will talk about how she engages with these questions in her own work and will guide participants in writing exercises and discussion on these themes.

5 Days of Action workshop offered by Libraries, Equity and Human Rights and Robin Stevenson, award-winning author:  https://robinstevenson.com 

Register

If you are not a UVic faculty, staff or student (i.e., do not have a V-number for registration purposes), please email Amy Loggin at eqhr@uvic.ca, 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.

 

Future Events for 365  Days of Commitment

Staged Reading of Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story (Nov. 20, 8:00 pm)

Location: UVic, Chief Dan George Theatre

The Governor General award-winning play Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story explores the fearless love and passion of two Indigenous women reconnecting with their homelands, ancestors, and stories. Created by Kim Senklip Harvey (Syilx, Tsilhqot’in) with the Fire Company (Cris Derksen, Yolanda Bonnell, Daniela Masellis, Lindsay Lachance, Jessica Schacht, Michelle Chabassol, Samantha Brown, Emily Soussana, Madison Henry, Kaitlyn Yott, and Samantha McCue), Kamloopa is an artistic ceremony that “give[s] voice and illuminate[s] the power of Indigenous women and femmes” (Harvey). This reading will be directed by Kim Senklip Harvey (UVic MFA Writing 2021; UVic Law PhD, currently) with a talkback following the performance. For more on Kamloopa and Senklip Harvey’s artistic and academic accomplishments see: http://finearts.uvic.ca/research/blog/2021/06/02/15120.

Advance registration for this event is mandatory.

REGISTER: Please email with your name and number of seats required.

The Major Problem of Microagressions (Nov. 22, 1:00-3:00 pm)

Workshop: Of particular interest to faculty and staff. (ZOOM)

Understand systemic barriers, microaggressions, and their relationship to one another.

Faciliatator: Kingsley Strudwick

Register

The Organisation Development and Learning Services team (Human Resources) is pleased to offer this session in partnership with Equity and Human Rights for 5 Days of Action. For further questions on this workshop, please contact .

Qw'an Qw'anakwal - To Come Together (until Dec 23, 2021)

Location: Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.

Lekwungen territory

Sept 29 - Dec 23, 2021

Curated by Andrea Walsh, Smyth Chair in Arts and Engagement

Qw'an Qw'anakwal - To Come Together is the 10th anniversary celebration of the Visiting Artist Program hosted by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria. The exhibition features new works by 12 artists and their collaborators from Salish nations on Vancouver Island, who have participated in the Visiting Artist Program since 2010. The exhibition features knitting, wool and cedar weaving, carving, drawing, and painting.

Ungasittuq - Something that is Far Away (until December 23, 2021)

A project by Barry Pottle

Location: Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St. | Inner Gallery

Lekwungen territory

October 7 - December 23, 2021

Ungasittuq is an exploration of distance, space, acceptance and pushing boundaries. This exhibition aims to build a foundation for contemporary urban Inuit art photography within the broader popular understanding of contemporary Inuit art. Recent photographs by Barry Pottle present a counterpoint and complement to sculpture, drawings, and prints by Inuit artists to give a broader understanding of contemporary realities and experience.