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About Building Bridges

The Building Bridges project works to increase the understanding of anti-racism, Indigenization and faith in Canada from a 2SLGBTQI context to foster dialogue between historically diverse groups and 2SLGBTQI serving organizations to work toward the elimination of racism, prejudice and discrimination in Canada. This project is a collaboration between Egale Canada, The Enchanté Network and Rainbow Faith & Freedom, with financial support from Heritage Canada.

Building Bridges Speaker Series

Join us for a series of webinars focused on anti-racism, Indigenization, and faith within the 2SLGBTQI community that explores how 2SLGBTQI community-serving organizations can employ intersectionality as an organizational practice for Community/Solidarity, Accountability, Reflexivity, Equity and Sustainability CARE(S).    

Session 1:
Introduction to Intersectionality

📆 February 28, 2024
🕐 1:00pm ET

Participants will explore the concept of intersectionality through the Black feminist lens and affirm its relevance as a practice in 2SLGBTQI organizations and contexts.

Session 2:
Policy
Development

📆 March 6, 2024
🕐 1:00pm ET

Participants will explore how to foster belonging through policy development. The objective is to discuss ways that marginalization is re/produced in policy and organizational procedures and how this can be addressed through the lens of CARE.

Session 3:
Community
Engagement

📆 March 13, 2024
🕐 1:00pm ET

Participants will explore how organizational policies can either perpetuate or dismantle systems of marginalization by addressing it through the lens of CARE.

Session 4
Program
Development

📆 March 20, 2024
🕐 1:00pm ET

Participants will delve into practical strategies for inclusive engagement, coalition building, digital advocacy, and event planning -grounded through the lens of CARE.

All sessions in the speakers series will be recorded and uploaded to Egale’s YouTube channel and to this webpage.

Building Bridges Workbooks

The Building Bridges workbooks will be launched in late February/early March 2024.

The Building Bridges project includes nine workbooks for 2SLGBTQI-serving organizations to work toward the elimination of racism, prejudice and discrimination in Canada.

The nine workbooks include (1) Anti-Racism; (2) Indigenization; (3) Affirming Faith: General Introduction; (4) Affirming Faith: Indigenous; (5) Affirming Faith: Christianity; (6) Affirming Faith: Hinduism; (7) Affirming Faith: Islam; (8)Affirming Faith: Judaism; and (9) Affirming Faith: Sikhism.

Anti-Racism

Indigenization

Affirming Faith


Acknowledgements

Building Bridges is a collaborative initiative between Egale Canada, The Enchanté Network and Rainbow Faith and Freedom

This initiative was funded through Heritage Canada’s Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program (CSMARI)