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Workshop (National): Anti-Oppression Training for Arts Workers

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Workshop (National): Anti-Oppression Training for Arts Workers

Anti-Oppression Traingin for Arts Workers - Facilitated by Makram Ayache - March 27 & April 3-1:00pm-4:0pmEST. PWYC $70-$120 (if finances are a barrier please contact) To sign up visit

This two day, 6 hour training is designed for theatre artists, educators, and leaders interested in deepening their understanding of Anti-Racism and 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusion.

Makram Ayache is a Lebanese-Canadian community-engaged playwright, director, actor, producer and educator who splits his time between Edmonton and Toronto.

As an Anti-Oppression and Equity workshop facilitator, Makram has extensive experience working with not-for-profit, corporate, government, post-secondary, arts, and charity organizations. Currently, he facilitates 2SLGBTQIA+ (2-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual/Agender) inclusion training through the 519 Church Street Community Centre in Toronto, Ontario. He runs his own consultation and training organization, Shajara, which works with organizations and individuals to make meaningful change towards equity and anti-oppression. Makram has worked with arts organizations such as Soulpepper Theatre, The Shaw Festival, and the Canadian Theatre Critics Association to create meaningful and much needed change. You may also recognise Makram as Ruff’s Education Coordinator, where he runs the Young Ruffian Program.

The training will be a blend of knowledge sharing, soft skill reflections, and applications relevant to the world of theatre.

These sessions will be entirely on zoom. Anyone with an internet connection and a desire to dive in is welcome.

Saturday, March 27th, 1pm-4pm EST
Saturday, April 3rd, 1pm-4pm EST

Sliding scale from $70- $120
If finances are a barrier for you, please contact us at

ASL Interpretation will be provided.

Registration deadline is March 20th, 2021. Any inquiries can also be directed to


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