UBUNTU – Mobilizing Central Alberta’s goal is to help build capacity for organizations and communities to create just, equitable, and inclusive environments through workshops, projects, and community building with a focus on Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, and Human Rights. We work in collaboration, partnership, and in solidarity with grassroots, local Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) led organizations. Supporting each other, sharing knowledge, and building relationships is at the heart of racial justice work.
Our aim is to help participants learn to value diversity, communicate across differences,
and transform injustices – in communities, organizations, and at the dinner table.
Bringing together community networks, organizations, municipalities, and individuals to
collaboratively address issues of discrimination, inequity, and racism.
Training in Dinner Table Dialogues will help teach you to facilitate conversations in the every
day – with family, friends, faith groups, small groups and around any dinner table.
How to be any ally – in this workshop, we explore:
- Understanding about what an Ally is and why they’re important
- How to follow BIPOC leadership, work toward collective goals, and how to take action.
- What if | Was Wrong Campaign around five main themes (resources created by, Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence)
- Don’t Belong Here – Feeling excluded
- One Vision for All – Dogmatic Vision
- Us Against Them – Polarization of beliefs
- They’re All The Same – Stereotyping the Other
- That’s None of My Business – Indifference
(workplace training, corporate, executive committees)
- Testing your own unconscious bias
- Steps to identify and address unconscious bias Ethos, Cultural Diversity
- How do our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?
- How do we remain true to ourselves as we move in and out of different communities, cultures and contexts?
- The Anti-Discrimination Response Training (A.R.T. developed by Dr.Ishu Ishiyama)
- Witness-centred approach to prejudice reduction and and anti-discrimination experiential learning
(schools, churches, community groups)
Diversity Equity & Inclusion
- How do our various group identities shape us as individuals?
- What part do culture and history play in the formation of our individual and collective identities?
- How do our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the welgleld?
- Diving into the world of anti-racism for the first time can be confronting. It may feel challenging to understand your place and where to begin with educating yourself. We are here to walk alongside you on this journey to help you learn about anti-racism work, dismantle the unconscious biases that exist within yourself, and take action to create a more just society. We offer resources, workshops, and how to create calls to action.
- We create safe spaces for dialogue and discussion as we explore different forms of racism, understanding racism, suggestions about more community based anti-racism campaigns and strategies that can be used in our schools, workplaces, neighbourhoods and associations to encourage respect for cultural differences and human rights. There is a lot to learn and un-learn — consider this part of our lifelong journey of anti- racism. Let’s get started!
Circle Forward, Building a Restorative Community
- Practice of Circle into the everyday life
- Structured process of communication
- Creating a safe space for all voices