CMHA administrative assistant Sarah Thompson with a Dirty Laundry anti-racism campaign display at Safeway

CMHA administrative assistant Sarah Thompson with a Dirty Laundry anti-racism campaign display at Safeway

Anti-racism focus of workshops

The anti-racism campaign launched earlier this year with the Dirty Laundry series of awareness articles continues next week.

The anti-racism campaign launched earlier this year with the Dirty Laundry series of awareness articles continues next week with a series of community workshops.

“The trainings will focus on racism and discrimination and creating dialogue within the community,” said project co-ordinator Eva Navrot.

The first two days are for individuals who want to become partner facilitators for future workshops and dialogues in the community, Navrot said.

The evening sessions are to create awareness within the business community and also for parents and caregivers to have a dialogue around racism and discrimination.

The workshops are the continuation of the Dirty Laundry anti-racism campaign initiated earlier this year by the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Navrot said the workshops will be facilitated by PeerNetBC an organization from the Lower Mainland that specializes in training that encourages people to work together and make connections.

The Anti-Racism and Anti-Discrimination Dialogue Training, Train the Trainer and Community Partner Workshop takes place Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.

The Parent/Caregiver Workshop, anti-racism and anti-discrimination dialogue takes place May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.

The Business Owner/Leadership Workshop, anti-racism and anti-discrimination dialogue takes place Thursday, May 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre next to city hall.

To register for the workshops contact Eva Navrot at 250-303-1249 or by e-mail at

Navrot said PeerNetBC is also co-facilitating two days of workshops at Lake City Secondary School Columneetza campus for Grade 7 students and other Grade 7 students in the school district.

“Our hope is that this will build connections among students as well as give information on often sensitive and emotionally charged issues,” Navrot said.

“There will be two trainers as well as the “new” facilitators giving those workshops.

“This is sure to be an exciting event for all that participate.”

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