Learning Opportunities

Coming Together: Teachers, Leaders and Parents in Support of our Black Youth

Presented By

Desiree Henry, Founder, Edna Cornwall Shadd, Co-Founder & Krisha Franklyn, Co-Founder of Realize Your Potential Youth Society of Alberta

Series Sessions

Date Time
Thursday, March 02, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Thursday, March 09, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Thursday, March 16, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM



Target Audience: All K-12 teachers, parents, administrators and guidance counsellors are encouraged to attend.

Realize Your Potential Youth Society (RYP) and the Calgary Regional Consortium have teamed up to provide an opportunity for teachers, leaders, and parents of Black youth to unpack the issues, experiences, and challenges faced in our schools with a non-judgmental solutions-focussed approach.

The series intends to create a safe and welcoming space for questions, perspectives, and collaboration to support the goal of success for students. This partnership series includes the tremendous involvement of RYP’s Youth Ambassador Committee, a group of students and young professionals (aged 16 – 24) who work as leaders for positive change in the community.

This three-part series takes place on Zoom and is open to all who want to increase awareness, understand perspectives, and empower Black students in your care.


Session 1: Our experience

Session 2: Redefining the Relationship

  • Resources
  • Strategies that can be implemented today
  • Changing one thing can change everything – Learn to make small adjustments that will make a huge impact

Session 3: Professional learning opportunities for teachers to learn more about the black culture/experience

  • Anti-blackness
  • Anti-oppressive
  • Culture sensitivity (the nuisances of our blackness)

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