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Setting Boundaries with Family During the Holidays

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Setting Boundaries for the Holidays 

Date: December 20, 2022

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location: ADM 101 In person

The holidays can be a challenging time. Join our interactive session where we will:

  • Explore personal boundaries
  • Strengthen skills for setting boundaries
  • Strategize ways to respond when our boundaries are not respected

This event is hosted by SVPRO in partnership with Workplace Health and Wellbeing, HR.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

About the facilitator:

Johannah May Black (she/her) comes to UBCO from Mi'kmaki (Nova Scotia), the unceeded and traditional territory of the Mi'kmaw people. For the past four years, Johannah lived and worked in Antigonish where she worked as a sexual violence prevention educator at the Antigonish Women's Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association. During her time in Nova Scotia, she created and facilitated the Waves of Change Bystander Intervention Training Program in partnership with Nova Scotian post-secondary institutions. Waves of Change was recommended as best practice in the Council of Nova Scotian University Presidents' (2018) Changing the Culture of Acceptance report. Johannah has also been an active member of the educators’ community of practice through the national Courage to Act project, a participant in the Nova Scotia Mass Casualty Commission, and a volunteer with Students For Consent Culture. In addition to her experience as a sexual violence prevention educator, Johannah also taught Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies at St. Francis Xavier university for four years. Johannah writes about misogynist violence, community care, and anti-capitalist approaches to social change. Her work has been published in various newspapers and academic journals. She has a co-authored book forthcoming in the new year. Johannah has an MA in Immigration and Settlement Studies from X University (formerly known as Ryerson University) and has completed all but dissertation in a PhD in Political Science from York University. Johannah is passionate about education as a tool for transformative justice, survivors' solidarity, and the decolonization of academic spaces.