Webinar: Unpacking Stigma and Bias about Disability, Race, and Immigration

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Webinar: Unpacking Stigma and Bias about Disability, Race, and Immigration

A free webinar for service providers working with im/migrants and refugees with in/visible disabilities across Canada.

When and where

Date and time

Location

Online

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Summary of the webinar:

This is an empowering webinar showcases how ableism shows up on interpersonal, societal, and institutional levels; intersecting with racism, and other forms oppression. The session demonstrates how ableism and audism are embedded in the social fabric of our society through language, policies, practices and procedures; and, how to challenge our own ableist beliefs in our live sand at work.

Webinar outcomes to participants

  • Explain how ableism and audism are revealed on individual, interpersonal, institutional, and societal levels
  • Demonstrate the ways ableism, audism, racism, and other forms of discrimination are embedded in our society through language, policies, procedures, and practices
  • Examine the barriers and challenges im/migrants and refugees with in/visible disabilities experience
  • Recognize how ableism, audism, and racism structure stigma and biases around racialized im/migrants and refugees
  • Identify how to use these ideas to challenge your own ableist beliefs, and apply them in your work by avoiding ableist and audist language, and practices

Please complete this form Monday February 13, 2023 if you require accessibility accommodations by : CLICK HERE

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Webinar Facilitator BIO - Jheanelle Anderson

Jheanelle Anderson, MSW, RSW, is a Black disabled Social Worker and Researcher. Her work focuses on disability justice and research with communities at the intersection of Blackness, disability, and immigration. Her work includes the examination of gaps in research, policy, and service delivery for Black Canadians with disabilities titled "The Intersection of Blackness and Disability." Most recently, she co-led ASE Community's Capacity Building Research Project, an environmental scan done in collaboration with Employment and Social Development Canada. This included a Canada-wide audit of services supporting Black and racialized persons with disabilities and the development of an engagement strategy to improve the social inclusion and full participation of Black and racialized persons with disabilities in Canada. In addition, she has a background in community-engaged research with Black survivors of homicide victims, developing Culturally Responsive Evaluation frameworks, and co-designing knowledge mobilization plans with marginalized stakeholders.

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