Lunch & Learn Webinar: Anti-Hate & Anti-Racism

Thursday 27 April 2023, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT, online (Timmins, Canada)


Fierte Timmins Pride invites community organizations and partners working with 2SLGBTQ+ and gender expansive people to participate in one or all lunch and learn webinars designed to provide equitable and inclusive training to better serve the queer community in the Cochrane-Timiskaming region and beyond.

This free webinar series is hosted by Fierte Timmins Pride with funding from Women and Gender Equality Canada. There are 3 lunch and learn webinars in this series; Lunch & Learn Webinar I: Trauma-Informed Practice; Lunch & Learn Webinar II: Anti-Hate & Anti-Racism and; Lunch & Learn Webinar III: Harm Reduction. Grab some lunch and get ready to learn with us!

All 3 webinars require their own registrations, are at no cost to participants, and will be facilitated using the Zoom platform (link provided at checkout). Sessions will not be recorded.

About your facilitators, Ubuntu:

Ubuntu facilitators have significant experience in anti-oppression, diversity, and inclusion training. Their work is grounded in equity and social justice and their approach is highly collaborative. Ubuntu’s raining methodology is informed by adult learning principles and the following core values;

– Access, equity, anti-oppression, decolonial approach

– Flexibility: We value adaptability, and responding to changing needs

– Curiosity: this keeps our work open and ensures that we approach challenges not as obstacles, but as opportunities to innovate and be creative.

About the principal facilitator: Yamikani Msosa (they/them or ze-hir) is a Black genderqueer Malawian arrivant-settler currently living within the Dish With One Spoon wampum treaty territory, who grew up on Algonquin Territory. As a creative, strategic consultant and facilitator, they love building containers for connections to be forged, and holding space for individual, community, and systems transformation. Yamikani is committed to a practice of anti-racism & anti-oppression, using popular culture, creative facilitation, emergent strategy and digital engagement. Ze completed hir Master’s degree in Women and Gender Studies at Carleton University, and a Certificate from Michigan State University in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Organizational Change. In 2013 Yami founded UBUNTU Consulting, which focuses on equity, anti-oppression, inclusion training, conflict resolution and organizational development for grassroots organizations and nonprofit agencies.

As a strategic troublemaker, Yami has worked with Amnesty International Canada, Greenpeace Canada, Environmental Defence; Grassriots; LEAF Canada; the Association of Women’s Rights in Development, Canadian Women’s Foundation, City of Toronto, Peterborough Pride, Tools for Change, LGBT Youthline and more. Yamikani has held positions such as Black Academic Success and Engagement Coordinator at Humber College and Vice-Chair of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres. In hir spare time Yami teaches yoga to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.

About the co-facilitator: Alana Nugent (she/they) is a queer & sober non-binary white settler currently residing in T’karonto. She is an intentional facilitator, community builder, organizer, digital marketer, consultant, survivor and maker. Alana has several years of experience in: mentorship; program design and facilitation for children and youth (i.e. integrating the arts and sport to bring awareness to power structures and systemic oppression); hospital administration; digital marketing; group and individual trauma processing; and queer community event organizing.

Alana’s approach to workshop design and facilitation centers antiracism and anti-oppression while applying a queer trauma-informed lens. She has an undergraduate degree in Physical Health and Education (BPHE ‘09) from the University of Toronto and completed a postgraduate diploma in Sport and Event Marketing at George Brown College (2015). She plans to go back to school in the near future to pursue a career in psychotherapy.

Alana’s recovery journeys from substance and alcohol use disorder moved her into holding space and providing support to others in their recovery journeys. She has several years of experience working with a harm reduction approach when supporting folks that have expressed a desire to change their relationship to substance use/abuse. More recently they have had the honour of co-facilitating workshops, trainings and consultations alongside Yamikani Msosa that focused on: Canadian Institutional anti-Black racism; harm reduction models within a VAW non-profit org and applying anti-oppressive practices to the organizational structure of a students’ union.


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