Project Respect is offering an exciting, free workshop Saturday March 9th, 2019, to provide an opportunity for youth 12-19 to develop facilitation skills, and learn how to create space for learning and growth about social justice. Facilitated by Tahia Ahmed, the workshop will provide youth from across communities and experience to learn and grow as facilitators, within the context of Project Respect’s sexualized violence prevention programming. No prior experience is necessary to participate!
Youth-led programming is at the center of Project Respect’s work. With exciting upcoming opportunities for youth to collaborate to develop programs and practices to make change in their communities, we wanted to provide the opportunity for skill sharing and building. By sharing tools and perspectives with one another, we hope to provide the opportunity for youth to feel excited and confident in developing and delivering programming by them, and for them. We believe that youth are the experts on their own experiences, and through collaboration and skill sharing, they have the opportunities to translate their experiences into social action!
Tahia Ahmed is a facilitator and community organizer living and working on unceded Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ lands and waters. She holds a BA in Political Science and a Masters in Urban Studies from SFU and has been engaged in youth advocacy work with organizations such as Check Your Head: The Youth Global Education Network and the City of Victoria Youth Council. Tahia’s anti-racism organizing has taken many forms over the years and currently focuses on reproductive justice and birthwork through Nesting Doula Collective. She currently works at Inner Activist supporting change makers to do their work from the inside-out.