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Decolonial Dialogues Series: Cultivating Solidarity Among Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) Students – Celebrating Community Wellbeing

January 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Connect with educators and advocates Navi Gill, Morgan Switzer-Rodney, and Courtenay Gibson on creating individual and community wellbeing during times of uncertainty, grief and joy as IBPOC students in a safe space.

Snacks and beverages will be provided. 

Confirm your spot by January 13.

About the speakers

Navi Gill
Navdeep (Navi) Gill is an Ayurveda practitioner, educator, and therapist specializing in lifestyle consulting, Marma Chikitsa therapy, and Nadi Pariksha (pulse assessment) foundational Panchakarma bodywork. 

She helps clients experience holistic wellness and gain autonomy over their wellbeing through Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, herbalism and pranayam. Her work focuses on decolonizing, reclaiming, and connecting IBPOC to ancestral wisdom and ritual as a form of self care and liberation.

Morgan Switzer-Rodney
Morgan Switzer-Rodney is a Black, queer, interdisciplinary practitioner. She is a co-curator of the salon series Black Chat; a sex and reproductive health advocate and educator; and an artist and community organizer. Morgan’s practice is rooted in conversation, communal care, and being a part of the experience. She believes in ancestral memory and abolition, and encourages everyone to explore the complexity of the messiness that is the human experience.

Courtenay Gibson
Courtenay Gibson is a member of the Musqueam Indian Band and has worked as the Recreation Manager for nearly 15 years. She has also served as a senior manager for departments focused on delivering social programs in the health, education, social development, employment, and childcare sectors. 

Courtenay recently completed a diploma in Indigenous Community Development and Governance at UVIC and an Indigenous Business and Leadership Master’s of Business Administration at SFU. 

About the Decolonial Dialogues series
The Decolonial Dialogues: Cultivating Solidarity Among Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) Students is a series of sessions running from October 2022 to February 2023. Delivered in a conversational format with time for students to interact, these sessions provide a safe space for IBPOC students to hear from speakers and connect with each other over sincere and courageous conversations on specific themes.