Webinar event date: 
Feb 21, 2023 10:00 am EST
Webinar Presenters: 

Selam Debs (she/her/hers) is a Black Ethiopian queer woman, an antiracism educator, an anti-oppression coach, a social justice advocate, a student in dismantling anti-Black racism, an accomplice in dismantling anti-Indigenous racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and an advocate in 2SLGBTQ+ & disability rights through an intersectional lens. Selam’s Antiracism work is rooted in the understanding that we must acknowledge and identify the insidiousness of white supremacy before we can dismantle colonial belief systems. The process of undoing, unlearning and re-educating is necessary for white communities to embark on, to support the healing journey for our racialized communities.  

Selam is first and foremost, A MOTHER. I am a singer and a songwriter, a poet and a practitioner of self-acceptance, self-love, and radical compassion. She is the founder of Juici Yoga, a yoga and meditation instructor, a restorative yoga teacher trainer, a holistic life coach, a reiki master, and a Lululemon Ambassador.    

Selam is a board member of Project UP, Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASCW) and Women's Entrepreneur Centre of Laurier University.  

You can learn more about Selam Debs at www.selamdebs.com


Limited time event - unfortunately the on-demand session is no longer available for viewing.

Note this webinar takes place at 9am – 10:30am CST (10:00am-11:30am EST).

Selam will take us along a poetic and truthful journey of what the archetypes of the Black experience look and feel like here in so-called Canada and globally. She will uncover the ways in which Black resistance is deeply connected to dignity and collective liberation.

Black folks are not a monolith, yet we share a collective experience called Pan-Africanism. A Black identity that is deeply political, spiritual, cultural, unique and rooted in not just survival but beauty, strength and Indigenous wisdom.  

“The very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being.” —Toni Morrison  

When we know who we are, we can envision where we want to be. Black women entrepreneurs are the fastest-growing group for a reason. Selam will help us explore and imagine what is possible for the future of Black communities, how Black people can rise up to reclaim our rightful place and how accomplices can work in solidarity for equity and liberation.  

Join us for an experience of radical awakening, relearning and celebration in this 90-minute virtual session.