A7G hosted a series of Wellness Webinars during the month of August. This webinar is about Decentering Whiteness, hosted by Gabrielle Fayant with special guests Kris Archie & Shanese Steele.
Shanese Steele was a guest host on CTV's The Social
Natural Resources Canada Diversity Networks held a facilitated conversation exploring the intersections of race and 2SLBGTQ+ experiences in the workplace! NRCan’s Champion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Trudy Samuel, hosted this panel discussion featuring speakers with a variety of lived experiences, including current public servants and individuals who are external to government.
The Afro-Amerindian Research & Cultural Center, along with special guests Gregorio Gonzales, Shanese Steele and Briana Ureña-Ravelo held a virtual roundtable on June 27th. We discussed anti-racism, African American and indigenous self determination and challenges facing African American, Native American, Latino/LatinX, and overlapping communities.
"I’ve had the pleasure to hear Shanese speak on numerous occasions. Each time, she not only educated me, but also created a safe space where I was not afraid to ask questions and express my personal opinions. Shanese is extremely knowledgeable on topics that concern anti-black racism, indigenous communities, and 2SLGBTQ+ communities as well. Thank you for providing us all with such necessary tools and historical facts that will lead to a more inclusive, understanding world!"
"I have worked with Shanese in multiple capacities, and every time I am in awe of her knowledge and skills, as well as her capacity to facilitate and hold space for others. Shanese supported our youth wellness initiative by providing healing and affirmation sessions for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and service providers, as well as developing a written resource guide. Shanese worked collaboratively with our team, and met our vision. Shanese developed content that focused on healing, self and community care, and critical consciousness. Shanese has been such a pleasure to work with, she cares deeply about her communities. I look forward to getting to work with Shanese again."
"Huge thank you to Shanese for her impactful voice and community work in both the Indigenous and Black community. Having her as a guest on Ottawa Black Diaspora Coalition IG Live was our first and very successful live interview. Shanese provides honest, raw and powerful insights on many issues including body positivity, queerness, censorship, education and her lived experience as an Afro-Indigenous woman.
Shanese has an infections, loving light about her, engages compassionately and has a wealth of priceless knowledge. She is truly a joy to be in the company of both, virtually and in person. It has been my pleasure to work with Shanese over the years on campaigns and in these streets fighting for equity and liberation. She is truly a beautiful soul. Thank you Shanese "