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Black and Indigenous Solidarity
This webinar explores how to build and sustain pathways and strategies into Black and Indigenous solidarity towards collective freedom on Turtle Island, through African Diaspora, within local and global contexts.

This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs. Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student of these programs in Ontario, you may still attend but will be charged a nominal fee of $30.

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OASW is committed to inclusion and promoting a diverse range of identities, experiences, perspectives, and voices across all areas of the Association. As such, the registration contains some optional questions that are intended to assist us to better understand our social work community and ensure that our work is reflective of the diverse membership of OASW and our profession.

Feb 27, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Giselle Dias
Giselle Dias is a queer, mixed race, Metis community organizer, activist, and scholar. She is in the third year of her PhD program at Laurier in the Faculty of Social Work, Indigenous Field of Study (IFS). Giselle has completed the Decolonizing Education Certificate and the Indigenous Peoples Certificate. She has been working in the field of prisoners’ rights, penal abolition, and transformative justice for 25 years.From 2010-2018, Giselle had a psychotherapy practice where she provided wholistic counseling, support, advocacy, and long-term psychotherapy to victims of violence, perpetrators of violence, people with mental health issues and LGBTQ2SII communities.
Viviane Saleh-Hanna
Viviane Saleh-Hanna is Professor of Crime and Justice Studies, and affiliate of Black Studies and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She has been involved in local, regional, and abolitionist organizing for more than 25 years, and currently serves on the board of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, the African Journal for Criminology and Justice Studies, and Decolonization of Criminology and Justice. She is a Coptic Black feminist and abolitionist with north African and Palestinian roots. Her scholarship and research are rooted in wholistic justice, Black feminist hauntology, structurally abusive relationships, colonial systems of control, and Afrofuturism inspired by Toni Morrison, Octavia E. Butler, and N.K. Jemisin.