Course Description

This workshop will be led by Dr. Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall,  Dean of Design at OCAD U. Participants will learn how to generate alternative identities of whiteness in order to begin dismantling structures of white supremacy inside their organizations and themselves. Participants will be able to identify the attitudes and values of white supremacy as a culture, evaluate a set of alternative values to those of white supremacy, generate through drawing, painting, or sculpture a possibility model of whiteness without white supremacy, and build community through the sharing of those models and their personal embodiment plan with others. This course includes readings, exercises, and online discussion.

Upon the successful completion, participants will have gained skills to:

  • Identify and evaluate white supremacy as a set of cultural values within organizations, institutions, and society
  • Consider and evaluate alternative values to those of white supremacy culture
  • Apply an artistic representation form to a white person who holds alternative values to those of white supremacy culture
  • Develop and share a plan on how to embody those alternative values of whiteness in everyday life

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Whiteness Without White Supremacy: A Generative Creative Workshop
Nov 09, 2020 to Nov 12, 2020
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $150.00
Required Software/Supplies
Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required. For online Adobe classes, students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class. Trial versions of the software are sometimes available on the company website, but at this time there are no discounts available for Continuing Studies students.
Section Notes

Online courses are delivered through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions. Learn more about what to expect in an online course at OCAD U

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to our online learning management system, Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvas.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca