WORKSHOPS - Racism (Ages 15-17)

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The Cultural Diversity and Racism Caravan is an interactive workshop that encourages students to engage in critical thinking about issues related to race, ethnicity and racism in order to create a more egalitarian and inclusive environment open to diversity.

Following a definition of the meaning of race, ethnicity and racism, the students are asked to identify manifestations of racism in our history (slavery, ethnocide, segregation, anti-Semitism) and to understand contemporary forms of racism in terms of ideas (stereotypes, double-standards), behaviour (micro-aggression, racial profiling, direct discrimination) and norms (indirect and systemic discrimination).

At the end of the workshop, the students are encouraged to recognize the impact of everyday racism in the reproduction of white privilege and to identify concrete individual and collective solutions to reduce inequality between the majority and racialized minorities.


The workshop is supplemented by giant, illustrated panels that set the scene in which the facilitators host each group. The workshop lasts a whole period (i.e., 50 to 75 minutes). The team can host up to 15 groups per week.


After our involvement, we note the following among students:

  • A greater ability to question their own stereotypes and prejudices with a more critical eye;
  • A better understanding of the persistence of racism in our society;
  • An increased recognition of the inherent dangers of discrimination in all its forms;
  • Over 75% of students commit to fighting against prejudices and racial discrimination.

For more information, contact us at or phone 514 842-4848.