April 25, 2022
To: Region 5 Local Presidents, L.E.C.s, and E.B.M.s
From: Region 5 Education Committee
DISMANTLING ANTI-BLACK RACISM
The 1.5 day Dismantling Anti-Black Racism course, provided over three evening sessions, will raise awareness, provide a better understanding, and include strategies to dismantle anti-Black racism (ABR). It explores the topics of what anti-Black racism is and provides Black history highlights for a deeper understanding of the history of slavery and its impacts today. The course addresses the need to confront white supremacy. Participants will understand how colonization and the socially constructed concept of race has affected Black people. Additionally, the course highlights past, present and future efforts to address anti-Black racism in the workplace and in OPSEU/SEFPO.
LOCATION: Virtually on Zoom (a link will be provided to all participants in advance of class)
We are pleased to offer the following session:
DATES: This course will run three consecutive evenings:
May 24, 25 & 26, 2022 from 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
· The Participant and Course Selection Process
will be carried out in accordance with OPSEU/SEFPO Education Policy.
· When registering, participants MUST confirm that
they have their own computer with proper internet connections (training can NOT
be completed over a cell phone).The computer must have a camera which remains
‘on’ during the training.
· This virtual training is being delivered via
http://www.Zoom.us and participants must download the free Zoom software in advance of
· Confirmation will be sent to applicants who are
· As this meeting is being held virtually, no
expenses outside of Family/Care Attendants claims (if required) will be
reimbursed except in special circumstances where expenses have been
· To inquire further about pre-approval, please
· Lost Wages will not be provided for this
As a reminder in accordance with OPSEU/SEFPO policy, full Attendance is mandatory for participants at the educational. If you are unable to attend with Full Attendance without an acceptable reason, you will not receive credit for the course and your expenses (if any) may not be