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Applying anti-racism

Engage in activities to develop anti-racism as it pertains to sexual violence prevention and response. Apply anti-racist practices in these areas.

Our findings reflect a concern among many students that support people might have racist biases that shape their engagement with racialized victims/survivors and respondents. To address these concerns, anti-racism should be as fundamental to university-based SV/SA response as are concepts like survivor-centricity and Trauma Informed Practice.

Delving Deeper Resources

  • How We Do It: Across Boundaries anti-racist, holistic service delivery model (2009)
    "This report summarizes and builds upon the findings of Across Boundaries May 2007 report, Clarifying Anti-Racism, Holistic Service Delivery Model in a Toronto Mental Health Agency." Authors are Sarang, A., Ocampo, M., Durmin, J., Strike, C., Chandler, C., Connelly, J., Berkley, N., & Hanson, E.

Self-serve Resources

  • Anti-Racism is Fundamental to Sexual Assault Services - Recorded Webinar
    You can register for free to "enroll" in this webinar. A short "think about it" journal is provided, which viewers may use to think about applications for what they have learned. The webinar is a "conversation with three Technical Assistance Providers [that] reflects on how to both personally and organizationally, regularly build new skills in order to build new practices that are embedded with a deep commitment to unlearning and disrupting all forms of oppression and very specifically racism in order to enhance our sexual assault services to survivors."