Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 am
Price: $10 per family
Ages: 8 to 12

In this online workshop, we will chat with Rawslon King, City Councillor, Rideau-Rockcliffe about racism and Ottawa’s new Anti-Racism Secretariat. Rawlson will discuss systemic racism and the negative impacts it has on racialized people by not allowing them to have equal opportunities to succeed. He will talk about the new Anti-Racism Secretariat being created in Ottawa – why he brought this idea forward and what it hopes to achieve. Then the kids will be able to ask questions – they will be able to lead the conversation. The kids can ask their questions in the video call or through the chat (whichever makes them feel more comfortable) – in a safe, supportive environment. I am so excited for this amazing opportunity to learn more so that we can do better.


We have listed the age range of 8 – 12 as a guide. We are happy to have younger children join … especially with parental involvement. You know your child best – if you think you have a 6 or 7 year old who could handle attending this on their own, feel free to sign them up. If you have even younger children, but want to attend with them, feel free to sign up as a family. We do love when we have parents joining us for the workshop! You are always able to mute yourself, you can even have your video off – and the kids are not expected to sit still and listen perfectly – we have had kids participate before while jumping on a trampoline! We want everyone to participate in whatever way they feel comfortable and learn best! And we don’t believe that kids are ever too young to discuss a topic – especially with their parents there to help field additional questions.


The workshop will take place through Zoom. The meeting link will be emailed to participants the day of the workshop.


You will notice that we have listed the price at $10. We did this to make this workshop more accessible to families. I have capped my facilitator fee at $150. Any revenue received after $150 will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa – the organization selected by Rawlson.