Core Training for Black People, Indigenous People & People of Colour

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When: September 23, 2017 at 9:30am - 5pm

Where: YouthCO

This event is located on the traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ people, and at Core Training, we'll be learning more about Indigenous people and the Indigenous-led work that happens at YouthCO!

Black youth, Indigenous youth and youth of colour are invited to our weekend-long Core Training! This training will be happening on September 23 and 24 from 9:30am-5:00pm! Those of us who are Black, indigenous, people of colour experience oppression in the forms of racism and settler colonialism, and maybe others. Aligning with our value of anti-oppression, this training session is an effort to create safer spaces for those of us in these communities.


RSVP below to reserve your spot for this great weekend! Once you RSVP, you will get a confirmation email, and we will also send a reminder in the week before Core Training. 

At Core Training, we'll spend the weekend learning all about YouthCO, our values and programs, and how to get involved! Core Training includes our nationally-recognized training on HIV and Hep C, with a focus on challenging stigma and YouthCO's values. Explore the intersections between HIV and other issues like colonization, oppression, and criminalization. Gain practical skills around safer sex and harm reduction. 

YouthCO is committed to making our programs as inclusive and supportive as possible of all youth who are interested in attending. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make Core Training more accessible for you, and we will do what we can to make that possible. Unfortunately, we aren't always able to provide ASL interpretation. However, we have committed to providing one Core Training with ASL interpretation per year. ASL interpretation was provided during our June Core Training. Stay tuned for information about our upcoming program and please let us know if you want to learn more about it!

Breakfast, snacks, and lunch are provided, so let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Sarah at [email protected]

This is the first time we are offering Core Training specifically for Black youth, Indigenous youth and youth of colour, and we're really excited to be creating this space! This Core Training will be facilitated by people of colour and Indigenous youth on the YouthCO staff team. For folks who are not Black, Indigenous, or people of colour, stay tuned for information about our next Core Training in early 2018 by signing up on the website!


Will you come?