Educators have a critical role to play in creating anti-racist classrooms but also build a learning environment that supports student mental health and wellbeing. To support K-12 educators, this one-day virtual conference and one-day in-person event will build knowledge of practices to increase cultural competency and student wellbeing and explore how racism impacts mental health. Conference participants will develop their understanding and learn practical tools to create anti-racist classroom spaces.
Each conference will have completely unique content so attend both events to get the deepest learning!
Large group sessions for both events will be delivered in English with live French translation available via headset. Each conference will have a dedicated French-speaking workshop stream.
These conferences will:
- Outline the impacts of racism on Black, Indigenous, and other racialized student mental health and wellbeing
- Educate attendees on how to establish inclusive teaching practices in their classroom and improve the well-being of the school community
- Create a space for attendees to engage in cross-cultural dialogue to foster solidarity across diverse communities
Who should attend:
- Educators including support staff and administrators, student teachers, academia (Faculty of Education + Administrators) – Universities and Colleges (ECE, etc.), Board + administrators, Independent schools
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.