Lunch and Learn: Starting the Conversation (If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes)


Thursday, February 16, 2023

In partnership with Making Change, Debbie Opoku-Mulder will focus her talk around diversity and inclusion. Through sharing her lived experiences as Black woman, Opoku-Mulder brings a conversation about how building inclusion is a lifelong journey. She will discuss Black Lives Matter and reflect on why Making Change was launched and detail their community work. Meant to move the conversation forward and being mindful of the sensitive nature of the discussion, Opoku-Mulder will share perspectives and suggestions on becoming an ally and doing self-work around anti-Black racism.

Debbie Opoku-Mulder holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. She is a registered psychotherapist, speaker and a mental health advocate. Debbie is passionate about equipping individuals and groups with the tools and resources needed to educate and motivate themselves to be innovative and creative.  Her work is guided from an anti-oppressive, healing focused, trauma informed and anti-Black racism lens.

As a therapist for thirteen years, Debbie works to erase the stigma associated with mental health and give people the tools they need to share their story and recognize that they are not alone on this journey.  Debbie is proficient in providing training and her talks are informed by her direct experience with stigma and the mental health care system.  This year she was listed as Canada’s Top 100 Black woman to watch 2022 by CIBWE.  She brings her diverse and unique perspective to every audience.

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