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Consent Changemakers: Black Students in Canada Addressing Sexual Violence at Universities

February 25, 2021
12:00 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST
Open To
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Consent Action Team Presents Consent Changemakers: Black Students in Canada Addressing Sexual Violence at Universities Panel featuring Casandra Fullwood Ryerson University, Vatineh Magaji (University of Manitoba) Chole Kemeni (McGill University) with moderator Amal Elmi. Join us to learn about ways to address sexualized violence and create change on our campuses. Hosted in partnership Ryerson University, Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, and Carleton University.


Amal Elmi is the Equity Education and Services Coordinator at Carleton University. She is responsible for delivering services and programs on sexual violence prevention and survivor support. Passionate community development, she is a member of United Way East Ontario and serves on their Community Impact Cabinet. She is also one of the vice-chairs of the Girls on Boards Steering Committee with G(irls)20, an initiative dedicated to placing young women and non-binary folks on non-profit boards across Canada.


Chloe Kemeni (she/her/elle) is a first-year law student at the McGill Faculty of law. Having graduated this past summer from with BA in Sociology and Gender Studies, most of her time at McGill has been dedicated to various social justice initiatives and student government. She utilizes the teachings of Black Feminist and Womanist thoughts to racial justice, sexual violence prevention and community building. Outside of campus, Chloe currently does anti-racism and oppression public education for SAVIS, regularly meeting with community members and agencies to address racial injustice within Halton. Prior to this, she offered front-line supports to survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking. In the future, Chloe hopes to use the intersections of law, race and sexual violence to support access to justice for Black survivors and teach at the university level.

Casandra Fullwood is a Scarborough born Afro-Caribbean woman residing in Tkaronto. Her feminist politics are largely focused within Black community and navigating feelings of bodily unsafety and lack of autonomy within white society. Casandra is the founder of We Heal Together which is a Black survivor space that focuses on collective community healing. Casandra is in her fourth year of Arts and contemporary studies at Ryerson University. In her free time, Casandra likes to watch Love Island and create art that centers Black intimacy and Zami love.

Vatineh Magaji is from Thompson, Manitoba (Treaty 5 territory) and now resides in Winnipeg (Treaty 1 territory) where she completed her B.Sc. in Genetics at the University of Manitoba. She served 2 terms as president of Justice for Women Manitoba (2018-2020), a student group addressing Gender-Based Violence within the campus and the greater community. She continues her advocacy work with involvement in Courage to Act’s Student Organizer Community of Practice, with REES through the Youth Advisory Board, and various roles at the Women’s Health Clinic.

Hosted by: Consent Comes First, Ryerson, Consent Action Team, Consent Is Golden Laurier and Sexual Assault Support Services Carleton.