The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC) is looking for racialized, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) mothers and/or educators residing in Ontario to join phase two of their Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) project, Centering the voices of racialized mothers and educators in shaping child care response and recovery in Ontario. Phase two will create a safe space for participants to exchange ideas and have healthy conversations about shaping child care response and recovery in Ontario. Candidates need to be able to commit to 8 hours a month from Sept 2022 - April 2023. Successful candidates will be contacted by September 15th. All meetings will take place online and Working Group members will receive an honorarium of $35 per hour for their time spent on this project.
Black Mothering: Anti-Black Racism and a Theory and Practice for Educational Futurity
This workshop will focus on Dr. Brady's thesis research which examined Black mothers’ conceptualizations of systemic racism in schooling, the impacts of anti-Black racism, and resistance strategies employed to combat anti-Black racism. Her study engages the idea of parenting for survival and looks specifically at the role and intervention strategies of Black mothers who navigate these complex anti-Black systems, and how Black women’s social-political identities can help mobilize Black student learners. Her research offers a new orientation to understanding the nuances and complexity of Black mothering from a community-oriented and strength-based approach..
Dr. Janelle Brady (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor in the School of Early Childhood Studies, Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University (X University). She is an anti-racist educator, activist-researcher and community organizer.