The annual Women in Mind conference
Understandably, discussions of equity and inclusivity often emphasize the difficulties, barriers and challenges faced by marginalized communities – but what of the many achievements in self-organization, resilience, and empowerment?
As such, Women in Mind 2022 is celebrating the self organized victories of marginalized communities as a part of intersectional practice, and aims to equip attendees with better knowledge of how communities take care of one another beyond the clinical setting.
When healthcare systems let people down, communities step up, and women and non-binary people are often the ones to pick up the slack. We know that commonly marginalized groups, such as Black, Indigenous & People of Colour (BIPOC), people living with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, are more likely to experience poor mental health outcomes, sometimes particularly if they are women or feminine in gender presentation. As such, intersectional identities are places where power dynamics collide, but may be undone and challenged too. Holding to this possibility, this year’s WIM conference will emphasize how clinicians and
frontline workers can learn from and actively support marginalized women and non-binary people, as well as their communities, in empowerment and resilience.
This workshop is appropriate for mental health practitioners, frontline service workers, allied health workers, peer supporters, community practitioners and members, medical community, students.
Friday, November 4, 2022
8:00 AM login; 8:15 AM – 4 PM
Regular Rate: $125
Student/Volunteer Rate: $75
For information, please contact Robyn Sauret.