With this pilot project, Amiirah seeks to build a sustainable community of critical anti-racist activists and expert trainers leading the way in affecting positive structural change and building cohesion in Finnish society.
For Amiirah’s project, she is developing a training for trainers program to build the capacity for critical anti-racist work and to create a sustainable community of anti-racist activists in Finland. After the global racial awakenings stemming from the Black Lives Matter movement in the US in 2020, much still needs to be done concerning critical anti-racist work beyond diversity and inclusion initiatives. While they may share common experiences, not all racialised minorities have the critical tools for analytical anti-racist knowledge. Those who do have the knowledge may not have the pedagogical or facilitation skills to impart that wisdom effectively.
- participatory knowledge-building online sessions,
- a residential training,
- and culminate in a workshop on anti-racism facilitated by the trainees.
Updated February 2022.