Call for Workshop Proposals for Educator’s Anti-Racism Conference

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2023.

We are currently accepting proposals for the upcoming Educator’s Anti-Racism Conference taking place in Toronto, ON at on February 21, 2024.

Focused on K-12 educators the theme of the conference is Cultivating Mental Wellbeing and Building Community. 

Conference Date: Thursday, February 21, 2024
Format: Small Groups (15-50 attendees per session)
Additional Information: 
We will be offering seven different workshops including 2 workshops in French. Workshops run from 11:30am – 1:00pm EST.
A $500 honorarium will be provided for successful proposals.
Deadline for submissions: Friday, December 15, 2023
Conference Theme:
Cultivating Mental Wellness and Building Community
The conference will focus on the intersections between mental health, race and racism in school and classroom communities in K-12 education, including outlining current challenges and solutions.
Workshop Goals:
Through this conference attendees will build their knowledge of anti-racist and decolonial theory in the education sector; and learn ways to practically apply the data, evidence, and community insights to create anti-racist classroom spaces that promote the mental health and wellbeing of Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, and students of colour. In each workshop session, facilitators will include interactive discussions and activities to engage participants and share additional resources for further learning. 
  • Bridge the gap between academia, educators and community organizers by presenting the newest most relevant theory, data, evidence and community insights;
  • Outline for attendees’ current challenges and systemic barriers that have been constructed and are causing negative impacts on racialized educators and students mental health and wellbeing;
  • Educate attendees on how to establish and cultivate inclusive practices in their classroom to address systemic and inter-personal racism in schools and classrooms;
  • Provide theory and practical applications on how to embed anti-racist and decolonial mental health practices in their boards, schools, and classrooms; and,
  • Engage in healing spaces that build community and foster solidarity across the educator community.
Expected Audience:
  • Educators including support staff and administrators
  • Student teachers
  • Academia (Faculty of Education + Administrators) – Universities and Colleges (ECE, etc.)
  • Board + administrators
  • Independent schools

Workshops are 1.5 hours in length and are expected to include a practical application component as well as some additional resources to be shared. 

Can you help educators bridge best practices and practical applications?

Submit a Workshop Proposal Today!

Fill in the form below to submit. Workshops will be confirmed on December 29th.  For questions email [email protected] or call 416-669-2051.

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About Harmony Movement

We empower and develop leaders for social change by providing diversity education and creating opportunities for deeper learning about equity and inclusion in schools and communities. We believe by building connections we can challenge discrimination and promote inclusion.

Through student conferences, educator workshops, community presentations, and resource creation, Harmony Movement builds connections across the country, providing learning opportunities to increase understanding of the complex and intersectional issues affecting our communities, as well as to change the way that people look at and understand inclusion.