Courageous Conversations

JEDIThe CSLA's National Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee welcomes you to the Courageous Conversations series. 

The first event of the series will be held during the CSLA Congress at 10:15 (local time), on Saturday, June 1st, 2024. Learn more about the 2024 Congress

What is it? 

Courageous Conversations is an event which gives us the opportunity to explore the meaning of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion freely and candidly in landscape architecture education, practice, and workplaces.

Courageous Conversations are intended to provide a safe space to share our experiences, our worries, our thoughts, and ideas of actions. These conversations will be held in-virtually and in-person. 

Ground Rules and Expectations

These conversations take courage: courage to speak about intimate things in public and to receive other people's intimate thoughts. These are the ground rules to ensure a safe and confidential space for all:

1) Be engaged.

2) Expect to experience discomfort and welcome it.

3) Speak your truth (but in a non-threatening way).

4) Expect and accept a lack of closure.

5) Respect the Chatham House Rule:

 “When a meeting such as this is held, participants are free to use the information heard and received thereafter, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the person may be revealed.”

6) Respect the CSLA Codes of Conduct: Event Code Of Conduct, Code of Professional Conduct for CSLA Members.

Resources for Participants

Canadian Helplines

Crisis Services Canada for all people in distress and in crisis across Canada.

The Hope for Wellness for all Indigenous people across Canada.

Trans Lifeline for all trans people across Canada

Provincial organizations

For provincial resources, please refer to:

Canadian organizations

Egale works to improve and save lives through research, education, awareness, and by advocating for human rights and equality in Canada and around the world.

JusticeTrans is designed to provide Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming communities in Canada with relevant and up-to-date legal information. 

Salaam Canada is a volunteer-run national organization dedicated to creating space for people who identify as both Muslim and queer and trans.

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) intersectionally promotes diversity in gender identity, gender expression, and romantic and/or sexual orientation in all its forms on a national level through services in the areas of education, health, and advocacy. 

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