Episode 48: Anti-Racism Practitioner: Learn with People

Thulasy shares how she had to balance belonging as she was a child of immigrant parents who were from Sri Lankan Tamil and she was born in Canada. She talks about how her journey as an anti-racist practitioner is emerging and ongoing. She thinks it is important to challenge herself, learn with people, and have uncomfortable conversations in order to grow as an individual immersing in systemic anti-racism work.

Previously, Thulasy led an Anti-Racist Organizational Change (AROC) process to strengthen CommunityWise Resource Centre’s capacity to address organizational racism and create greater racial equity and inclusion in Calgary's nonprofit sector. This work was recognized with a Canadian Race Relations Foundation Award of Excellence in the Community category in 2018. She identifies as a Sri Lankan Tamil Canadian, a child of immigrants, and a brown woman, as well as an unschooling mother, weaver, and birder. She has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta.

Thulasy Lettner

Thulasy has worked in the private, public, and non-profit sectors for over 15 years and brings strengths in strategic clarity, facilitation, and adaptive capacities to her community-based work. Currently, she works as an independent consultant on issues related to racial equity, organizational praxis, and systems change.


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