CAGS Workshop Series for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Anti-Racism Response Training (ART)

Event Date
Thursday, 25 May 2023
Event Times
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM (ET)
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM (ET)
Ticket Price
$50.00 (no tax)
Facilitated by Sanath Training


Back by popular demand, CAGS is pleased to offer another round of this important and timely 3 hour workshop from Sanath Training, designed to build awareness around issues of race and racism in Canadian higher education. This workshop will introduce attendees to the concepts of active versus passive witnessing, and help to instil a better understanding of the impacts of racist encounters on both victims and bystanders. The workshop is premised on the active-witnessing model, in which participants will learn enhanced techniques for intervening and disrupting racism in their institutions and in their daily lives. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice a wide range of anti-racism responses, and to share their own experiences.

Two identical workshops will be held, each over Zoom for a three-hour period on Thursday, 25 May. Workshop I will take place from 11:30am-2:30pm (ET), and Workshop II will take place from 3:30pm-6:30pm (ET). The facilitators will conduct the session in English.

Developed by Dr. Ishu Ishiyama – and recently enhanced, including virtual adaptation, by Sanath Training – the ART Program uses a witness-centred approach to disrupting racism. This training is designed to encourage participants to shift from being frozen or silent bystanders to becoming active witnesses and, in doing so, to help disrupt racism and build safer and more inclusive communities.

In honour of the commitments laid out in our Call to Action for an End to Racism in and through Graduate Education (2020), CAGS is making a limited number of tickets available to Graduate Students and Postdocs from within our community of member institutions. Tickets will be sold for $50.00 CAD (no tax), and will include participation in one of the three-hour training sessions and all associated materials. CAGS is a registered charity, and all ticket proceeds will go towards covering the costs of the workshop series.

Tickets are available to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from CAGS member institutions, and will be sold until the capacity of the workshop has been reached. Pre-purchased ticket bundles are available upon request.

Registration closes on Sunday, 21 May at 9:00 PM (ET).