Prioritizing self-care and well-being is an integral component of social justice and equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression work.
The OSSTF/FEESO Addressing Anti-Black Racism/Racism Committee has invited Kamilah Clayton to host a virtual workshop on wellness and self-care in December 2022. OSSTF/FEESO Equity, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Officers and Members who hold equity, diversity, and inclusion portfolios are encouraged to attend. In order to accommodate the range of job classes and work schedules that exist within the Federation, this workshop will be offered twice to Members.
Kamilah Clayton is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist, and owner of ADWO Counselling & Consulting Services Inc., specializing in African Centered psychotherapy, and the facilitation of learning opportunities around Black mental health and wellness. Kamilah is a PhD student with a research focus on the Role of Social Work in Affirming Black Student Identities in the Ontario Secondary School System. Kamilah utilizes an Identity Affirming approach to mental health and wellness for people of African descent/heritage, and her practice areas include anxiety, depression, stress and racial identity. Kamilah believes strongly in the power of community building as a mechanism for healing and resilience, as such her practice approach is grounded Black identity affirming frameworks such as Afrocentricity and the Nguzo Saba (7 Principles of Kwanzaa).
The purpose of this session is to provide a safe and inclusive space for OSSTF/FEESO members engaged in equity work to share and process their experiences trauma, including racial experiences of trauma and harm and be supported in developing strategies for self and community care.
During the session, participants will be supported to:
- Centre and contextualize their experiences of trauma and harm
- Establish balance and boundaries in their work
- Build a community of support
- Adopt wellness practices into their day-to-day routines
Saturday, December 10 (4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, December 14 (6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) *ASL Interpretation provided
Note: Due to the interactive nature of the workshop, there is a limit of 50 OSSTF/FEESO Members per event. A waitlist will be enabled, and resources will be shared with all registrants including those on the waitlist. French translation will be provided during both sessions.
Please click on the CVENT link to register.
For more information, please contact Jennifer.Seif@osstf.ca.