The 2020s are proving to be a time of significant societal upheaval. An anti-racist lens is essential for white educators as they navigate the benefits and complexities of place-based learning. The ongoing presence and impact of racism is one of the challenges that teachers, administrators, school staff, and indeed all citizens, are called to address. Join Margaret-Anne for an introduction to tools and concepts necessary for integrity-based and effective anti-racist strategies for your place-based learning and community connections.
Margaret-Anne Enders, BA (Child and Youth Care), MTS (Ethics), is a white settler who lives on the unceded territory of T’exelc in the Secwepemc nation and is thankful for the culture and teachings of local Secwepemc, Tsilhqot’in, and Dakelh-Dene people. She is an experienced facilitator with a background in youth work, community development, and multicultural and interfaith relations. Through her two anti-racism courses: Awakenings and White Work, Margaret-Anne has been actively working alongside educators in SD27 who have been exploring ways to decolonize their teaching practice and school environments. Margaret-Anne is passionate about working towards and living in a community where reconciliation, restitution, and land reparations are ongoing, where diversity is truly celebrated, where equity is a given, and where everyone feels safe, valued, and empowered.