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DECOLONIZING THE MIND with Kathryn Thomson


Decolonizing the Mind

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in exploring the idea of decolonization and what it might mean for each of us—wherever we are from, in whichever institutions and communities we work and live.

We will explore the diversity of perspectives and experiences of this phenomenon we call “colonization” and what it means for our relationships with each other.  In this course we will:

  • develop a deeper understanding of how colonization functions so that we can make more conscious choices about how we live, how we lead, how we teach, and how we relate to the world around us.

  • explore concepts that touch on vulnerable, and often unconscious, aspects of our human experience—concepts like racism, privilege, power, belonging, etc.

  • use land-based tools and dialogue practices to engage our hearts minds and bring us into a fuller relationship with life.  

  • Create the foundation for future conversations about reconciliation and healthy relationships between indigenous and non indigenous societies.

WHEN: September 21, 11:00-5:00pm


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Kathryn Thomson is founder of the Radical Listening Project, a principal with LeadershipMind Consulting and a senior faculty member in the Centre for Leadership at the Justice Institute of BC.  Kathryn teaches leadership courses through BC which include topics like working with diversity, navigating conflict, critical thinking skills, creating respectful workplace cultures.

Kerri Franz is a gifted facilitator and coach. She has co-facilitated numerous leadership courses for the Gitxsan First Nation and has family roots in the Haisla First Nation. She has a Certificate in Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy and is dedicated to supporting conversations that bridge cultural differences and bring us into right relationship with

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