Diversity In Motion Conference

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The 519 Church Street Community Centre

Join us at the second annual Diversity in Motion Conference! All U of T students are welcome!

This year's conference is structured as a World's Café, where students will discuss and unpack topics such as Indigeneity, access, racism, body positivity, disability and queerness within sport and physical activity. At each table, students will engage with a number of leaders doing meaningful equity work in these areas. 

After the World’s Café, students will attend a panel discussion on Mental Health in Communities of Colour, followed by a Q&A sessionThe Diversity in Motion Conference is organized in partnership with The 519 Church Street Community Centre, and the Toronto SAD Collective.

The $5 registration fee includes coffee and snacks throughout & a delicious vegetarian dinner after the panel.


Register for diversity in motion via eventbrite


World's Café Table Leads: 

EJ Kwandibens – Indigenous Cultural Educator & Artist

Ali Greey – Former Canadian National Team Champion Boxer

Bobbi-Jo Cronk - U of T Varsity Rugby Team Women’s Coach

Michelle Campbell – Former KPEUA Equity Commissioner

Samantha Walsh - Recreational Para-athlete and Disability Studies Scholar (Doctoral Candidate)

Twysted Miyake-Mugler - Co-founder of the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance and Legend of the Ballroom scene  

More to be announced soon!


Mental Health in Communities of Colour Panel:

Meghan Yuri Young will be returning to this year’s conference to moderate our panel discussion. Meghan is a correspondent at Breakfast Television Toronto and founder of The SAD Collective, an organization that provides a safe space and community for healthy conversations regarding mental health.


Natasha Pennycooke - a psychotherapist who works with Allied Psychological Services, Millan & Associates, and Keep6ix. Natasha is also the vice-chair of the Toronto chapter of the Association of Black Psychologist (ABPsi). 

Mariyam Lightwala - a research assistant and co-investigator on The Roshni Project, an organization working in partnership with CAMH to create mental supports and resources for young South Asian women in the GTA.

Lucia Gallegos - a fluent English and Spanish registered psychotherapist and counselor who works with Mindful Maelstrom, a wellness clinic in Toronto. 

Emillie Nguyen - a mental health support worker at Hong Fook Mental Health Association:  a community organization in Toronto working with Asian communities to keep people mentally healthy and manage mental illness from recovery to wellness.