Being in a handful of the only PoC within a space can make experiences of discrimination, invalidation, gaslighting, tokenism and unpaid labour feel individual and isolating. We know that these experiences are both harmful and a symptom of structural and systemic inequality.
Our mission is to create spaces where everyone feels safe and heard.
When the odds are stacked against us, we are stronger when we build together.
Not Your Token is a series of workshops aimed at PoC within a variety of industries and changemaking spaces to share experiences and learn from each other. The themes of the workshops are centered around common issues or experiences, directed at elevating the lived experiences of folks who have or are currently navigating these spaces, whether they are facilitators or just attending.
Through the workshops we hope to create a stronger and broader community that supports each other and collaboratively work towards creating a safer and more sustainable space for PoC to participate, work and lead in.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
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