Addressing Racism in the Queer Community
Racism in the queer community can be a sticky subject to talk about, but the truth of the matter is that it does exist and it is experienced by many - whether it's socially, sexual racism, verbal racism, or systemic.
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This online workshop run by counsellor and social worker Daniel Ip will be a safe space where we learn how to recognise racism in its different forms and understand how it affects our self-esteem and personal identity. We will learn tools on how to respond to incidents, manage the associated stress, build resilience, and where we can get support.
Join a group of likeminded individuals in tackling these issues from an empowered and compassionate place. Sharing of personal experience is powerful and connects us on a deeper level with one another and builds greater empathy. Active participation of attendees is encouraged, but not mandatory.
About the facilitator - Daniel Ip:
Daniel is an experienced counsellor and social worker in the QHealth Alcohol & Other Drugs (AoD) Program at Merrihealth, Melbourne. Daniel identifies with some of the many intersectional barriers faced within the LGBTIQ+ Communities; including CALD, disabilities, substance use and is a former refugee. He has worked in several Community Services sectors including adult education, refugee and asylum seeker support in Australia and overseas, disability, Alcohol & other Drugs, mental health, and homelessness. He has also been supporting the LGBTIQ+ communities for many years.