Why did we create THIS event? We saw a need.
A Path to Virtual Action Conference will help you begin to construct a road map by first helping you locate yourself and then by considering our collective destination - racial justice. Our convening is one step on your path to cultivating more just people, communities and societies where systems and structures uphold equity and justice and where freedom from all forms of oppression ultimately prevails.
The 2-day program demonstrates and advocates a different path to the way we can learn, act and move forward together. We can do this creatively. We believe that learning is both an individual and a collective experience. Therefore, we will embark on a learning experience by first examining and sharing our stories so that we can begin to see how our oppressions are linked. The various cultural wisdom that the creators pour into this learning experience will create for our attendees a rich multi-racial and intersectional experience.
Who should attend?
Individuals, Organizations and Groups who want to grow, learn and enrich their journey towards racial equity and justice by aligning values with behaviour.
Join us if you'd like to do a better job enacting racial justice in your life and organization. Join us if you want to continue to learn together for the collective benefit of our communities and organizations. We want you to walk your talk (and have fun too!)
Day 1 – Journey towards Racial Justice
A Path to Action: A Journey Towards Collecting Courage is a curriculum co-created by four leading and influential voices with deep experience in the Nonprofit Sector who came together to illuminate a practical path toward racial justice in the charitable sector.
We know based on the response to Collecting Courage Joy Pain Freedom Love that there is a desire to learn, grow and change in the face of white supremacy power dynamics and practices that is deeply embedded and upholds inequities and injustice in the charitable sector.
This learning guide is designed to respond to the question, “what now?” This journey is an individual exploration as well as a collective one. We believe there is a role for everyone to play and that transformation begins with the individual. We believe there is power in learning together. We know that social change is made possible through collective effort.
Day 2 - Impact of intersecting oppressions: Patriarchy and White Supremacy
With the understanding that capitalism, patriarchy and white supremacy are systems of oppression that co-exist and interact concurrently, Day 2 will build on Day 1’s racial justice learning experience by exploring the intersection of Patriarchy and Whiteness and examining the toll and impact it has on people within organizations and those pursuing equity and justice.
In addition to examining what it means to be a ‘traitor’ to whiteness in pursuit of equity and justice, we will examine how to take care of our health and well-being as we engage in this work that requires a life-long commitment.