Join us March 15th for a Zoom Webinar on “Resisting Anti-Blackness in the Education System”
As an organization invested in ending discrimination through education, CCGSD is deeply aware that while education has the potential to be sites of change, community, and solidarity building, it can also be a site of oppression and harm for Black youth. The institutions that make up the Canadian education system have a long history of perpetuating anti-Black racism against students, families, and educators. This panel will peel back the layers of anti-Blackness that exist within that system, explore how these issues affect Black educators and students, and how these issues are complicated by the intersections of Blackness, queerness, and transness.
On March 15, 2023, at 4:00 PM, join panelists Alyssa Gray-Tyghter and Teneile Warren In conversation with Mofi Badmos, CCGSD’s Manager of Programs, for a discussion that explores how everyone can resist anti-Blackness within education in Canada.
MEET THE PANELISTS
Alyssa Gray-Tyghter (she/her)
Alyssa is an educator, academic, writer, speaker, digital content creator, wife, and mama bear to 4. She is an Equity Resource Teacher in the Peel District School Board. She holds a Master of Education in Critical Studies where her work focused on anti-Black racism and Indigenous epistemologies in Mi’kma’ki. She is currently completing her PhD in Social Justice Education at OISE – University of Toronto.
Teneile is a Black, Queer, and Nonbinary Jamaican immigrant living on Turtle Island. Teneile is an Intersectional Equity Educator, transformative justice practitioner, and community activist in Waterloo Region, Ontario. They are the Equity and Inclusion Officer for the Waterloo Region District School Board. They are a partner, a parent, and an amateur Black food historian.