​Towards Liberation: An Introduction to Transformative Justice Principles & Practices

September 6th, 2019

This workshop introduces participants to the core values and principles of transformative justice, centering the most vulnerable members in our communities through a framework of community accountability is at the core of the session. Participants will explore some practical tools for interpersonal and community interventions as well reflections on punitive justice and cultivating a toolkit for collective liberation through self reflection, mutual responsibility and healing. The workshop uses the anti-oppressive framework to explore power dynamics and the socio-political conditions that facilitate and amplify harm.

​Prerequisite: Anti-Oppression 101 OR Anti-Oppression for Artists & Cultural Producers OR working knowledge of Anti-Oppression\Anti-Racism.

Shut it, Uncle Bob! Speaking to Racist Family, Friends, Colleagues and Loved Ones 

November 28th, 2019

This workshop explores strategies and tactics for addressing racism from loved ones in meaningful and impactful ways. Participants will engage with a variety of scenarios that manifest implicit or overt bias. Common behaviors and tactics for dismissing conversations about race and minimizing the harmful impact of racist behaviors, beliefs and language will be explored. Participants will learn a number of techniques that take into account balancing relationships and creating long term sustained progress and change while understanding the roots of prejudice and tapping into the individual’s capacity for empathy

​No prerequisite.

Doing the Work: Anti-oppression, Meaningful Inclusion & Allyship in Action

January 30, 2020

This workshop explores hands on approaches to building equity and meaningful inclusion at the interpersonal and institutional level. This workshop will foster critical thinking about anti-oppression allyship and models of organizing and alternative ways of knowing and being will be explored, critiqued and applied. This workshop will employ multidimensional strategies to transform the dynamics of power and privilege. This workshop is ideal for individuals/organizations looking to address inequities within their team dynamics, their work and at the systemic level. Participants should have a strong working knowledge of anti-oppression before engaging with this workshop.


​No prerequisite.

Anti-Blackness at the Intersections: Exploring & Addressing Anti-Black Racism in a Canadian Context 

February 19, 2020

This session uses the anti-oppressive framework and an intersectional approach to explore anti-Black racism within a Canadian cultural context. Internalized, interpersonal and institutional manifestations of anti-Black racism are contextualized through the lens of intergenerational trauma, systemic barriers and monolithic narratives. The impact of anti-Black racism, as it interacts with other sites of oppression is explored through case studies, personal reflections, quantitative and qualitative data. Systemic power structures and their impact on the spiritual, emotional, physical, financial and mental well being of Black communities as well as profound institutional inequities will be introduced and contextualized. Participants will critique and problematize current models for allyship and community engagement as well as explore interpersonal interventions and systemic transformations that cultivate liberation.

​Prerequisite: Anti-Oppression 101 OR Anti-Oppression for Artists & Cultural Producers OR working knowledge of Anti-Oppression\Anti-Racism.

Cultivating Consent Culture: Principles & Practices 

March 27, 2020

This is a workshop that uses the anti-oppression framework to understanding rape culture and the mechanisms by which it manifests inside arts and community spaces. Practices and principles for fostering brave spaces and a culture of consent will be explored, along with problematizing existing models and practices. Prevention and responses to disclosure are key principles for this workshop. This session is ideal for artists, organizers and administrators in arts and community spaces across disciplines. The session is deeply rooted in transformative justice practices and a culture of care built on meaningful, survivor centred interventions.

No prerequisite

Radical Self-care & the Work of Justice 

April 18, 2020

This workshop explores sustainable strategies for self reflection, self accountability and interpersonal skills to equip organizers, front line staff and facilitators with the skills necessary to navigate difficult spaces and conversations. Using the anti-oppressive framework, and rooted in an understanding intersectionality as the core practice of liberation, this session explores interpersonal allyship, self teaching and growth as well as collaborative transformative justice practices. The workshop will equip participants with more tools to process the emotional and intellectual labour of organizing for social justice in a myriad of spaces and to transverse the contentious conversations, conflicts and harms stemming from engaging in radical liberation and decolonizing work. Participants will explore a number of principles and practices for community accountability, mediation and self empathy.

No prerequisite

Anti-Oppression for Artists & Cultural Producers 

May 29, 2020

This workshop for artists explores the language, theories and practices of anti-oppression in depth. Institutional, community based and organizational strategies for building equity and unlearning oppression are central to the content and objectives of the workshop. Creative, technical and collaborative models for building equity and liberation will be explored. Group activities, case studies and discussion are critical tools to apply the learnings of this workshop. Artists will examine the power dynamics that shape access, inclusion and opportunities in Canada’s arts and cultural landscape. The anti-oppression framework will be used to critique institutional dynamics as well as personal artistic practices.  Participants will have access to a plethora of digital and print resources to continue their learning journey beyond the scope of the session.

No prerequisite

Divesting from White Supremacy: Unraveling to Rebuild

July 31st, 2020

This deep dive, intimate session centres self reflection, locating ourselves and deeply contending with the ways in which we have internalized and invested in white supremacist economic, cultural, social and political ideologies, practices and hierarchies. The workshop explores community accountability practices and models for organizing, as well as ways of knowing and being from the BIPOC margins. Alternative economies, models for justice and ways of teaching, parenting and learning are central themes in the session. This session is ideal for artists, organizers and individuals working on cultivating a strong working knowledge of social justice issues, and who are committed to divesting from white supremacy and decolonizing internally, interpersonally and institutionally.


Prerequisite: Anti-Oppression 101 OR Anti-Oppression for Artists & Cultural Producers OR working knowledge of Anti-Oppression\Anti-Racism.

Learning Labs: Consent Culture

March 25, 2020

This full-day training session explores the larger social context of sexual violence, and the individual, collective, and cultural impact of this violence both inside our organizations and our communities as a whole. Participants will explore and problematize current common practices for addressing and preventing sexual violence within our organizations.

Additionally, participants will explore strategies and best practices for addressing these realities within our spaces and by extension, our communities. Practice implications with an understanding of the legislative context and the values of anti-oppressive practice.

Systemic implications as well as cultural shifts are explored through a strategic framework rooted in community accountability, liberation and transformative justice. Case studies and samples of policies and interventions will be explored and contextualized for theatre companies and the performing arts. The roles of various stakeholders in the processes of accountability and transformation are explored.

The session uses the introductory framework of Rania El Mugammar’s Cultivating Consent Culture Workshop which uses the anti-oppression frame work to understanding rape culture and the mechanisms by which it manifests inside arts and community spaces. Practices and principles for fostering brave spaces and a culture of consent will be explored, along with problematizing existing models and practices. Prevention and responses to disclosure are key principles for this workshop. This session is ideal for artists, organizers and administrators in arts and community spaces across disciplines. The session is deeply rooted in transformative justice practices and a culture of care built on meaningful, survivor centred interventions.

No prerequisite.

Learning Labs: Anti-oppressive Strategic Planning

March 31, 2020

 

This full day training explores practices, strategies and evaluation frameworks to guide boards, leadership teams and advisory bodies towards measurable, goal oriented long term planning with regards to equity, meaningful inclusion and anti-oppressive practices. Community engagement, resource development, talent and consultations are key elements of the workshop. The workshops will also explore themes related to the language and frameworks of anti-oppression, exploring its interpersonal and institutional manifestations. A variety of reflection and planning exercises and tools are interwoven into the session. The workshop uses a variety of teaching styles and tools to engage a variety of learners.


Key leadership competencies, best practices and frameworks will be explored within the context of arts and cultural organizations and the world of theatre companies. Policies, guidelines, governing structures and decision making mechanisms are explored in tandem with diagnostic and evaluation strategies. Participants will use a wide range of strategic planning, asset mapping and assessing their present interventions, communities, challenges and opportunities.

Participants will gain access to a number of tools to operationalize equity, meaningful inclusion and anti-oppressive practice within their unique contexts. The session focuses on creating sustainable, transformational change and alignment between systems, people and culture.

Organizations that participate in the B Inc Learning Labs are eligible to receive a 25% discount on all in-house training and workshops booked with B Inc within a 6 month period.


Prerequisite: Anti-oppression 101 OR Anti-oppression for Artist & Cultural Producers OR previous anti-oppression trainings elsewhere

Testimonials

"I have never been so fully satisfied with a facilitators depth of knowledge, kindness and no nonsense space holding. Thank you."

"I really appreciated your straight-forward and compassionate approach. The workshop was very engaging and I think we all came away with very specific things to think about as they relate to anti-Black racism within the organization. I hope that this will result in action and change on these issues that have been identified in the workshop."

"Rania speaks with poise and assertion. I felt empowered, liberated and validated from her teachings, experiences and knowledge. I am proud to be part of her work and a lifelong supporter of her mission to educate and inspire those in the community and around the world.  Her expertise, confidence and representation matters- thank you!"

"Rania is an incredibly engaging facilitator with a knack for making hard conversations feel safe to explore."

"This was a great workshop, and I felt the facilitator was very knowledgeable and engaging  and I am looking forward to the second session. This is such important work."

"Rania is one of the best facilitators I have encountered. She practices (and demonstrates) deep listening and supports and guides groups through and towards empathic conversations, moments of vulnerability, and learning. She does so with incredible care and compassion."

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of TD Bank Group.

Learn more about this sponsorship and what it could mean for your organization. 

B Inc.

Over the past two years, the B Inc Program has expanded to engage over 100 arts and cultural organizers and over 1800 individuals in our programming and workshops. To celebrate, we’re expanding our pop-up session offerings to further our collective learnings about equity, anti-oppressive practice and meaningful inclusion. 

We’re excited to offer four new workshops in addition to our existing sessions, for a robust and exciting season facilitated by award winning artist, educator and organizer, Rania El Mugammar. 

We’re also expanding our sold out season pass program to introduce three options  with substantial savings for participants who are eager to deep dive into their social justice learning journey. 

Season Pass A ( 4 Session) $125  ($95 in savings!) 
Grants access to four workshops of your choosing
Season Pass B (6 Session) $180 ( $150 in savings!) 
Grants access to six  workshops of your choosing
Season Pass C ( 8 sessions) $270 ($170 in savings!)
Grants access to eight workshops  of your choosing

​All packages include a 20% discount code for any additional sessions that are added by popular demand throughout the season. 

Our scheduled sessions for the season are as follows: 

Learning Labs

The learning labs provide an opportunity for applicable, hands on, full-day training at an affordable rate.

 

​The B Inc learning labs provide a unique and hands-on learning opportunity for theatre companies to expand their learning and improve their capacity to create safer and more inclusive spaces for diverse staff, artists, and audiences.


The sessions are facilitated in an intensive and hands on model that provides participants with tangible tools and practice implications to explore and implement within their organizations. This full day training provides opportunities for reflection, discussion and examining case studies.


Each lab is followed up with an hour long, private consultation with B Inc Consultant Rania El Mugammar, which is included in your registration fee. This consultation is confidential and can be used to discuss ongoing opportunities and challenges within your organization or to gain insight on a particular project.

Fees


$ 375 (+ HST) for 1 lab (up to 4 staff/board members from your organization)
$ 675 ( + HST) for 2 labs (up to 4 staff/board members from your organization per session)