Full course description
An interactive workshop hosted by Johannah May Black, Sexual Violence Prevention Educator with SVPRO.
Date: December 17 11:30-12:30
Time: 1 hour
Location: Join Zoom Meeting by clicking the link below
Meeting ID: 698 6610 5141
The holidays can be a challenging time. We can feel pulled in different directions, pressured to spend money and time that we don't have. This interactive workshop is designed as a collaborative space to prepare for the holidays by exploring our boundaries ahead of time, strengthening skills for setting boundaries, and strategizing ways to respond when and if our boundaries are not respected. This workshop is open to all staff and faculty. Door prizes will be available through a draw at the end of the session.
Facilitator: Johannah Black, Educator Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office
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.