Registration Form - MMIWG2S Reading Group Facilitation
WHAT
Kind Space has committed to hosting ongoing, intentional space for people in our communities to read, process, discuss, plan, and act on the Calls for Justice together. This is a training for anyone interested in or curious about leading a reading group for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQIA+ Final Report.

CONTEXT/WHY
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report was released on June 3rd 2019. From the report launch website: “The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The two volume report calls for transformative legal and social changes to resolve the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country. The Final Report is comprised of the truths of more than 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts and Knowledge Keepers shared over two years of cross-country public hearings and evidence gathering. It delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians.”

On traditional unceded and unsurrendered Anishinaabe Omàmiwinini (Algonquin) territory, Indigenous leaders have called upon settlers to coordinate report reading groups. The MMIWG2S Reading Group at Kind Space was created after a request for action from our board president and Indigenous thought leader and activist, RJ Jones. RJ asked settlers to create spaces for each other to read the report and not rely on FNMI women to talk about their trauma for the benefit of settler education. We (everyone who is a settler/immigrant/arrivant to Canada) were asked to use the tools and resources created by Indigenous people to start that learning and journey towards justice and reconciliation.

HOW
- How facilitators of a current report reading group have structured the reading group that they facilitate
- Tips and tricks for reading group facilitation structure(s)
- Skills for facilitating difficult conversations
- Conversations around imposter-syndrome and how to work with the fears associated with taking on facilitating a reading group

Participants must register in advance.

WHEN/WHERE
Thursday, October 24 | 6-9pm | Somerset West Community Health Centre, 3rd floor (55 Eccles St)

Food provided | Stipend for family care provided

COST
Free
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What sparked your interest in facilitating a Final Report reading group?
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One of the expectations of a Final Report reading group is to facilitate in pairs/a small group. Please indicate the following: *
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