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Anti-Racism Training for Magazine Media Professionals

Part 1: October 27, 2020, 9:30am MDT, two hours
Part 2: November 3, 2020, 9:30am MDT, two hours

Member and Student Price: $40 per registrant
Non-Member Price: $60 per registrant

Images, words, and stories—who offers them, what do they mean and how do they portray Black, Indigenous, people of colour, and other equity-seeking groups?

This two-part webinar lead by charles c. smith, executive director of Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario, offers insight into challenges publications face when reporting on and within BIPOC groups. We’ll look at who’s involved in decision-making, writing content, and developing images for Canadian publications.

Using case studies and references to style guides, smith will provide useful insights to address BIPOC issues and support realistic portrayals of Canada today.

charles c. smith—poet, playwright, and essayist—studied poetry and drama at New York University and Frank Silvera’s Writers’ Workshop in Harlem, has written and edited fourteen books, three collections of poetry, and won second prize for his play Last Days for the Desperate from Black Theatre Canada. smith’s poetry has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including Poetry Canada Review, the Quill and Quire, Descant, Dandelion, Fiddlehead, and others.

Smith is the executive director of Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario and artistic director of the wind in the leaves collective. His recent books include travelogue of the bereaved, The Dirty War: The Making of the Myth of Black Dangerousness, and whispers (2014) and destination out (2018).

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Log in information will be emailed to registrants the week prior to the webinar.