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Anti-Racism Support Resources

Anti-Racism Support Resources

As the world confronts racism in its many forms, we at the AMS seek to ensure that our anti-racist action is intersectional and actionable. Systemic racism is pervasive in our society and has profound impacts on our lives, mental health. This resource list is to be utilized by those who are seeking anti-racist services and resources in its many forms, whether it is education, advocacy-related, in relation to mental health, or just looking for someone to talk to about their experiences. This resource list is not exhaustive, but simply to act as a starting point. If you have any resources that you believe are missing and would be valuable, please do not hesitate to reach out. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns in regards to this resource list, please feel free to contact Vice President of Academic and University Affairs at vpacademic@ams.ubc.ca . This is a living document as we learn and shape our responses accordingly – and we want to hear from you! All resources are organized in accordance with the corresponding statement, aimed to address the multiple avenues travelled by a variety of individuals looking to find a resource that is right for them.

I want to learn more…

OrganizationsDescription
Anti-Racist and Cultural Humiliity Resources for AllyshipIncludes Books, Films, Shows, Podcasts,
Organizations to support, and anti-racist
vocabulary
Anti-Racism Resources compiled by Good Good GoodCollaborative resource page with community
shared resources, including articles,
recommended podcasts, books, films, and
organizations centred on anti-racism and
supporting BIPOC individuals.
Showing Up for Racial JusticeEducational toolkits available to educate all site
visitors on systemic racism, white supremacy,
noticing racial injustice, and examining the
intersection of race, class, and gender that
maintains white privilege. Look through the
resources tab for more information!
103 Things White People Can Do For Racial JusticeThis list is added to over time and provides a
comprehensive list of action items white people
can do to stand up against racial injustice.
Anti-racism ResourcesCanada-specific resources and data, with a focused segment on racial injustice in income
inequality.
Canadian Human Rights Commission- Prisoner Rights

Canadian Human Rights Commission- Racial, Ethnic, and Religious rights
Human rights organization focused on inequity
present within social infrastructures across
Canada; specific page tagged is centred on
prisoner rights and what is currently being done
by multiple agents involved. Another page
tagged is focused on Racial, Ethic, and Religious rights.
Anti Racism Teacher ResourcesComprehensive list of resources constructed by
the BC Teachers’ Federation that are centred on
catering anti racism, anti-discrimination, and
social justice education to students.
C anadian Anti-Racism Education and Research SocietyA registered non-profit charity, with a mandate
to advocate and provide support services for
hate crime and systemic racism, as well as public education about institutional racism.

 

I am looking for someone to tell my story to:

OrganizationsDescriptionContact NameEmail/Phone/Contact Info
Human Rights @ The Equity & Inclusion officeThe Equity & Inclusion Office, through the positions of the Director, Dialogue and Conflict Engagement and the Human Rights Advisor employs both proactive and responsive measures to create a culture of productive conflict engagement. The Equity and Inclusion office provides different types of support to the UBC community on the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Services are available at no cost to faculty, staff and students.Human Rights Advisors @ the Equity & Inclusion officePhone:
604–822–0309
Email:
humanrights@equity.ubc.ca

https://equity.ubc.ca/how-we-can-help/conflict engagement/
UBC OmbudspersonThe Office of the Ombudsperson for Students works with UBC community members to ensure students are treated fairly and can learn, work and live in a fair, equitable and respectful environment. The office provides general resource information and makes appropriate referrals; identifies and explains relevant university processes and policies; facilitates discussions and uses informal channels to seek resolution; works with students to plan strategies and explore options on how best to proceed; provides advice, support and training to faculty and staff who deal with students; and works to improve systems and develop best practices and procedures.PN: 604-822-6149
https://ombudsoffice.ubc.ca/
British Columbia Human Rights TribunalGovernmental service dedicated towards providing services catered towards supporting fellow citizens. You are able to file a complaint in regards to human rights violation or discrimination case through this service.British Columbia Human Rights Tribunalhttp://www.bchrt.bc.
ca/complaint-proce
ss/complain/file.htm
Say It ForwardWebsite catered towards women and girls looking to share their stories and experiences with a large
audience. Anonymity is available.
Say It Forwardhttps://sayitforward.org/share-your-story/
British Columbia Human Rights ClinicClinic that provides educational workshops and an
info line available throughout the work week that provides information in regards to BC Human Rights
Tribunal.
British Columbia
Human Rights Clinic
https://bchrc.net/services/human-rights-info-line/

 

I need to talk to someone (focus on mental health)

OrganizationsDescriptionContact NameEmail/Phone/Contact Info
Healing in ColourFor BIPOC, finding a therapist who understands our lived experiences can feel next to impossible. Healing in Colour strives to make that search easier. Healing in Colour offers a directory of BIPOC therapists who are committed to supporting BIPOC in all intersections. By helping to connect the community in this way, Healing in Colour aims to revitalize a legacy of
healing, liberation work and resiliency practices that have been lost/taken.
https://www.healingincolour.com/
Black Youth HelplineServes all youth and specifically responds to the need for a Black youth specific service, positioned and resourced to promote access to
professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools.
Not-for-profit organizationPN: 416-285-9944
Toll Free:
1-833-294-8650
info@blackyouth.ca
Listening Space for Women who are BIPOC (Trans Inclusive)Kanupria, an ally and a woman ofcolor, is offering 45 min listening sessions to listen to femme-identifying BIPOC (women of color) nothing formal, just a listening earListening Space for Women who are BIPOC (Trans Inclusive)
InstagramInstagrams that focuson black mentalhealth.
@blackmentalhealthvisibility
@blackwomeninmotion
@wellnesttherapy
@blackyouthhelpline
@blackhealthcan
Connect on Instagram
Therapy Assisted Online Self Help (TAO)Create an account and learn strategies for managing communication and relationships, stress and anxiety, low mood/depression, and substance use. You can access this resource 24/7 from any device and track your progress by completing a wellness assessment.TAOhttps://thepath-ca.taoconnect.org/local/login/index.php
Foundry BCOffers resources and services to those under the age of 24Foundry BCVisit foundrybc.ca/get-support/virtual/
Here2TalkSpecifically for all post-secondary students currently enrolled within BC, including international
students currently abroad.
Launched by the BC government, can be downloaded on the App or Google Play store.Available over any device that allows downloads from Apple Store or Google Play
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)Resources for coping with mental anxiety and stresses related to isolation (and self-isolation) with regards to COVID-19.https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-health-and-covid-19
EmpowerMe UBCA mental health and wellness service that seeks to contribute to a resilient student community by supporting existing on-campus and Studentcare mental health resources. Empower Me allows students to connect with qualified counsellors, consultants, and life coaches for a variety of issues. As
an eligible student at UBC Vancouver, you're entitled to sessions delivered in person, by telephone, by video-counselling, or by e-counselling.
The 24/7 helpline: 1-844-741-6389 (toll-free) from anywhere in North America for immediate crisis support.
AMS Peer SupportPeer Supportprovides free, confidential,one-on-one peer support for UBC students and staff facing a wide variety of challenges. 604-822-9246
https://www.ams.ubc.ca/student-services/speakeasy/
UBC IBPOC Virtual Support Grouphttps://students.ubc.ca/health/counselling-services/group-counselling-programs

 

i need to talk to someone urgently (mental health support, info lines)

OrganizationsDescriptionEmail/Phone/Contact Info
Crisis Centre (BC)Immediate access to barrier-free, non-judgemental, confidential support and follow-up to youth, adults, and seniors throughout 24/7 phone lines and online services. Education and training programs that promote mental wellness and equip schools, organizations and communities to assist people at risk of suicide.1.800. SUICIDE
(1.800.784.2433)

Greater vancouver:
604-872-3311

Toll Free: Lower BC Mainland
and Sunshine Coast:
1-866-661-3311

TTY: 1-866-872-0113

Online Distress Services:
www.youthinbc.com,
www.crisiscentrechat.ca

Mental Health Support: BC
Wide
604-310-6789
Visit bc211.ca or call 2-1-1Information and referrals to community service providers in BC, including mental health and substance use supports, housing, supports for families, culturally catered support for Indigenous people, and supports for immigrants and refugeesBc211.ca
PN: 211 (call and text)

24 hr. Hotline:
1-800-563-0808
Hope for WellnessImmediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. The experienced and culturally competent Helpline counsellors can help if you want to talk, are distressed, have strong emotional reactions, or are triggered by painful memories. Multiple language options available1-855-242-3310 or through online chat via https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/
KUU-US Crisis Line
Society
Provides support to callers within the Port Alberni area as well as Aboriginals throughout the Province of British Columbia. Once the crisis issue has been identified, the level of severity for call handling is determined. The goal is to establish a non-judgmental approach to listening and problem solving. A support system is put into place where the caller is brought back to a pre-crisis state.Visit www.kuu-uscrisisline.cafor more information

Adult/Elder Crisis Line:
250-723-4050

Children and youth can call 250-723-2040 to talk to someone at any time.

 

i am looking for support groups and collectives…

From skin colour and gender, to interests and social callings, we’re all different. AMS resource groups are run by students and aim to support, protect, and celebrate the different backgrounds and beliefs of its membership. For more information, check out https://www.ams.ubc.ca/student-services/resource-groups/.

OrganizationsDescriptionEmail/Phone/Contact Info
Color Connected Against Racism CollectiveAn AMS resource group that works to end racism, and all forms of oppression, discrimination and prejudice.colourconnectedubc@gmail.com
UBC Social Justice CentreThe Social Justice Centre is a resource group that works toward progressive social change, inclusivity, and equity through a survivor-centric, harm reduction, radical, feminist, decolonial, anti-oppression framework.Email:
socialjusticecentre.ubc@gmail.com
UBC Pride CollectiveThe Pride Collective is an AMS resource group that offers educational and social services dealing with sexual and gender diversity to the UBC community, including but not limited to students, staff, and faculty.Email: prideubc@gmail.com
Women's CentreThis student run organization has existed for over 40 years to support anybody that has faced gender-based oppression, and has experienced, will experience, or is experiencing womanhood.https://womenscentre.ams.ubc.ca/
Email:
ubcwomenscentre@gmail.com
University Multi Faith Chaplains AssociationThe current membership includes Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Bahá'í representation. Among Christian denominations you will find representatives from theAnglican, Baptist, Brethren Tradition, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and United Churches. The main function of the chaplains is to help members of the UBC community to engage with their spirituality and faith.Craig O’Brien- Coordinating
Chaplain:

pastorcraigobrien@gmail.com

https://students.ubc.ca/campus-life/religion-spirituality/chaplains

 

I am looking for sexual health support in the ubc vacinity

For more general information, visit https://students.ubc.ca/health/health-topics/sex-sexual-health

OrganizationsDescriptionEmail/Phone/Contact Info
Sexual AssaultSupport Centre (SASC)AMS-run student service that educates, supports, and empowers people of all genders who have experienced sexual violence as well as their friends and family. The SASC provides free and confidential services to UBC students, staff, faculty, and those connected to the UBC-Vancouver campus community.Phone:
604-827-5180

Email:
sasc@ams.ubc.ca

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-10pm
Sat-Sun 8am-7pm

Location: NEST 3127
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO)SVPRO is a safe and confidential place for students, faculty, staff who have experienced sexual violence, regardless of where or when it took place. This includes any attempt or act of a sexual nature without your consent. All gender identities, expressions and sexualities are welcome.Call 604-822-1588 open Mon to Fri from 8:30am-4:30pm
Investigations OfficeProvides an impartial and trauma informed process for resolving complaints in a manner consistent with the principles of natural justice

Receives reports of sexual misconduct and discrimination against members of the UBC community on both the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses

Assigns an investigator to investigate reports of sexual misconduct and discrimination

Ensures that investigations are non-adversarial, trauma-informed, and in compliance with procedural fairness

When appropriate, explores alternative resolution processes https://investigationsoffice.ubc.ca/alternative-resolution/
Phone: 604 827 2060 investigationsoffice.ubc.ca
Email:investigations.office@ubc.ca
WAVAWSupplies services for cis and trans women, Two-spirit and non-binary people. Accessible 24 hr crisis line. Available services include hospital and police/court accompaniment, counseling, and text and online chat service. Open from Monday to Friday from 9am-5pmVisit wavaw.ca or call 604-255-6228

 

i am looking for support services centred on safety at ubc

OrganizationsDescriptionEmail/Phone/Contact Info
SafewalkSafewalk is a transportation service that accompanies students, staff and visitors with its driving and walking teams across campus after dusk. Safewalk prioritizes those who are vulnerable and feel unsafe travelling alone, allowing them to travel with a greater sense of security from one location to another. The service is intended to give safe means of transportation when no other form is available.604-822-5355
Blue Light ProgramBlue Phones can be found across the Vancouver campus, and available 24/7. If you see a crime being committed, need immediate assistance or directions, you are encouraged to use the Blue Phones. Push the button once and you will be connected to the Campus Security dispatcher. For emergency situations, dial 911 directly if you have a phone available. Please view the map below for the location of all blue phoneswww.security.ubc.ca/camus-blue-phones
UBC Emergency AlertUBC ALERT is an important part of maintaining safetyand security during an emergency. Make sure we have your number. In the event of an emergency on campus, UBC ALERT sends text messages to your cell phone coordinated with messages on UBC`s main website (ubc.ca), Twitter (@ubcnews), and digital signs across campus.https://emergency.ok.ubc.ca/ubcalert/

 

Overall educational resources on racism, systemic racism, human rights violation, discrimination, white supremacy, etc.

A brief description of the history of racism, different types of racism and how to fight racism in Canada.https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/racism?id=144&themeid=5
An article talking about the existence of white privilege and how the author herself have benefited due to these privileges.
https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf
BC human rights commissions’ list of resources one can access to educate themselves through different means of educational resources such as TV shows, movies, speeches, etc. and also provides instructions on how to report to the BC Human Rights Commission when one has been discriminated against.
https://bchumanrights.ca/news/racism-and-white-supremacy/
An academic article regarding the white dominance in Canadian education system
https://www.crrf-fcrr.ca/images/Clearinghouse/ePubFaShRacScho.pdf
A 3 minutes 30 seconds youtube video describing the difference between institutional, structural, and systemic racism in the context of policies that were in place in the U.S.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtOOj5YvMyc

Anti-indigenous racism/Indigenous educational resources

Compilation of information and facts about the FNMI and works done for the truth and reconciliation regarding the centuries of abuse the indigenous people had to go through in Canada.
https://indigenouspeoplesatlasofcanada.ca/
A youtube playlist of short clips from different indigenous individuals talk about systemic racism and other indigenous issues in hopes of educating non-indigenous individuals about the hardships indigenous people might have to go through in Canada.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgBne2KTlDUydYWHdKCaF2LzDDvtup4G5
The video is comprised of clips from videotaped interviews in which several UBC students, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, share their most memorable classroom experiences where the discussion of Indigenous issues became difficult, as well as share their reflections on the dynamics underpinning these situations.
https://intheclass.arts.ubc.ca/video/
This series of three fact sheets focuses on racism experienced by Indigenous peoples in Canada – how to understand it in historical context, how it affects individuals and communities, and what programs, policies and strategies exist to combat it.
https://www.nccih.ca/28/Social_Determinants_of_Health.nccih?id=337

 

Anti Racism Resources

Canadiana documentary on the history of slavery in Canada.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyRiSUEV6Rw
A short documentary video about Hogan’s Alley in Vancouver, a black neighbourhood where the community was destroyed due to the municipal government’s decision for an urban renewalhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-8lgpvj0Hg

 

Bystander Intervention information

MIT resources describing strategies an active bystander can utilize if in a scenario when prejudice and discrimination is ensued upon another. http://web.mit.edu/bystanders/strategies/index.html

 

Islamophobia resources

Statistics on islamophobiahttps://news.gallup.com/poll/157082/islamophobia-understanding-anti-muslim-sentiment-west.aspx
How to counter islamophobiahttps://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/tolerance-lessons/countering-islamophobia