Check out our Public Workshops this Summer!

Understanding and Addressing Bias: 

An introductory course for anyone interested in learning about bias.

– August 5th 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm (MST)-

$50.00 / ticket

Note: This workshop is sponsored by REACH Edmonton; their generous support made it possible to offer this training at a discounted rate.

Taking an intersectional approach, this workshop will help participants to build their understanding of bias and practice steps that can be taken to limit the impact of unconscious biases on our decisions and behaviours. Participants will enhance their self-awareness of their own biases, build understanding of their social conditioning, and examine behaviour versus intention in professed values and daily behaviours. Through case studies and interactive exercises, participants will identify their biases and assumptions, and learn how strategies to mitigate biases at the personal and organizational levels.

After participating in this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define and understand the concept of unconscious bias
  • Recognize personal and organizational biases and the way they impact our behaviours, interactions, and decisions
  • Identify and use tools and strategies to manage their personal and organizational biases

To register for our workshop click HERE! 



Introduction to Anti-Racism Education (7 hours; offered in 2, half-day sessions): 

This training will be offered in 2, half-day sessions, attendants must attend both sessions, ticket price is the price of both sessions:

-Part 1: August 12th 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm (MST)-

-Part 2: August 19th 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm (MST)-

$150.00 / ticket (2 sessions)

This training aims to empower the participants by focusing on mobilizing anti-racism knowledge and providing tools for prevention, intervention, and meaningful ally-ship. Participants with varying levels of experience and knowledge of bias, discrimination, and racism will be able to work through the material at a level that is meaningful to them. They will deepen their understanding of racism and its history, how it impacts communities and workplaces, how to support racial equity.

After participating in this training, participants will be able to:

• Develop a common understanding of the concepts related to race, racialization, and racism

• Understand the history of racism and current realities in the international and national contexts

• Recognize the impacts of racism on an individual, institutional and societal level and the importance of anti-racism education

• Gain experience with tools for responding to situations of racial discrimination

• Learn anti-racist strategies to support racial equity in policies and practices

To register for our workshop click HERE! 

About the facilitators:

Mansoureh Modarres, has been an educator and a researcher for over a decade and has worked in post-secondary sector and adult education as well as in the public sector and community engagement programs. Her academic work is focused on transnational feminisms, intersectionality, community and narrative studies, and storytelling. She has designed, developed and facilitated numerous educational programs for diverse audiences, on topics such as diversity and inclusion, writing for academic purposes, and literary studies. She joined our team in January 2020 as a Project Consultant, developing the educational resource “Gender Inclusivity in the Workplace: A Practical Guide”. Currently, she is with the Centre in the role of Education and Research Programs Consultant, and also coordinates our new initiative “Challenging Discrimination through Community Conversations”. Mansoureh is committed to raising awareness about social issues and fostering inclusive practices.

Litzy Baeza, has a Master’s in Latin American Studies and a B.A. in Psychology. She has worked in the field of international education for the past 15 years managing a variety of projects overseas, primarily in Latin America. She started her work in the intercultural field in 2001, when working with students from Asia and Latin America and helping them adjust to Canadian society. She then moved on to independent consulting, facilitating intercultural communication seminars & workshops for a variety of clients from Edmonton. Litzy has also lived and worked abroad in Cuba, Chile and Mexico. Litzy specializes in intercultural competency, cross-cultural intelligence and diversity & inclusion training. She also teaches an online course on Cross Cultural Intelligence at NAIT. She has received training from the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication in Portland, Oregon and completed a Certificate in Intercultural & Diversity studies through the University of British Columbia. Besides her native English, Litzy is fluent in Spanish. Litzy was a board member for the Centre for Race and Culture in Edmonton from January 2017 to January 2019.