Curriculum Development

 
 

Recognizing and Dismantling Misogynoir

Misogynoir – a portmanteau that combines “misogyny” and the French word for black, “noir” – is a term coined by the queer Black feminist Moya Bailey to describe the particular racialized sexism that Black women face. It’s a word used to acknowledge the very specific convergence of anti-Blackness and misogyny, and therefore is not applicable to non-Black women of color…


Creating A More Just World for Us All

Name and Pronouns- Why its important to ask for pronouns: Pronouns are important because gender cannot be assumed based on expression, Allow autonomy for individuals to self determine as they wish, Normalize asking for pronouns in every space, Unlearn gender binary- the idea there is only 2 genders, Unlearn cissexism- the system of oppression that …


Instilling Equitable Language in Media

To Avoid: Unwanted Sex= Rape, Unconsensual Sex= Rape, Commenting on how much the victim drank, Humanising the assailant, humanise the victim instead, Focus on the assailant’s crime vs. their accomplishments, Gendering anyone before knowing…


Perfecting your Social Media

Scenario One: After months of being on strike and attempting to negotiate and appeal to the York Administration, The newly elected Provincial government have voted to force the York union to return to work thus ending their strike. How will you and your local use social media to help agitate your members and your cities at large?