Bullying and microaggressions are issues that face Black youth everyday.
If you are in junior high or know someone who is, join us on Saturday, May 1 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm to talk about how bullying and microaggressions affect youth and what they can do about it. Register at https://ccach-rise-above-it.eventbrite.ca.
FIRST 15 PEOPLE TO REGISTER WILL GET A FREE GIFT!*
*Registrants must attend the event to claim the gift.
Details of the event
According to a survey commissioned by CBC in 2019, of the 4,000 Canadian youth that were surveyed (aged between 14 and 21), more than half of them who identified as visible minorities said they’ve been subjected to racist names or comments. One in eight said it happened more than five times!
Microaggressions are like “a thousand cuts”. One by itself is mostly an irritation but they add up to make a person feel even more marginalized than they already are.
Aimed at junior high school students between the ages of 12 – 15, this workshop will briefly cover the broader topic of bullying before diving into microaggressions as a form of racist bullying. Participants will be given strategies on how to identify and cope with microaggressions. They will also be provided resources on where to get help.