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Closed Practitioner Event

Celebrating the Multiracial Experience

An exploration of the issues related to the impact of Shadism/Colourism

Date: Saturday 28th September 2024
Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Venue: Nafsiyat Intercultural Centre


This workshop is a response to the demand for a safe space to address the colour conundrum arising from issues around shadism/colourism and the multiracial experience, from participants of the ‘Challenge of racism’ workshops created by Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga.

This one day in person workshop for BIPOC participants will offer an inclusive space where participants will be assisted to unravel some of the nuances and intersecting oppressions associated with skin colour oppression and multiracial relationships. The ethos of a black empathic approach will be used to encourage reflection and dialogue to enhance practice in this key area of anti-racist therapeutic and support work.

Aim of this training

  • To offer a safe space for sharing and to support understanding and exploration of Shadism /Colourism and mixed racial heritage experiences.
  • To assist in developing an affirming and supportive dialogue about the topic.
  • To offer facilitation of exercises and reflection for discussion.

Who should attend this training

This workshop is for BIPOC professionals, students, trainers and supervisors in the caring professions, who want to gain greater insight into the trauma and stresses of identity and find language to be proactive in eliminating internalised racism and skin tone oppression.



Dr Isha McKenzie-Mavinga and Lydia Puricelli



Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre
Unit 4, Lysander Mews, Lysander Grove, London, N19 3QP


Saturday 28th September 2024

9.30am – 5.00pm

Morning session: 9.30am – 1pm

  • Cultural and family scripts
  • Explore: Identity oppression
  • The spectrum and impact of White privilege & Anti-Blackness and binary contexts
  • White presenting experience

Afternoon session: 2pm – 5pm

  • Being whole, who am I. What am I?
  • Identity and the racial split
  • Internalised racism


Early bird discount (available for bookings made up to 1st September 2024):

£155 for Members
£125 for Student members
£175 for non-members
£200 for organisations

Standard tickets (from 2nd September 2024):

£175 for Members
£145 for Student members
£195 for non-members
£220 for organisations

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    • Bookings can be made any time up until Thursday at 5 pm before the day of the event.
    • Only the next two upcoming dates will be open for registration at any one time.
    • If you have difficulty booking, email the events administrator
    • If an event is full, email the events administrator to go on the waiting list. If a place becomes available before 5 pm on the day before the event, priority will be given to those at the top of the waiting list.

    Full payment will need to be made to guarantee a place.

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