ReClaim Your Name: Sharing and Healing Circle

Collingwood Neighbourhood House invites anyone identifying as racialized and/or a person of colour to participate in a sharing and healing circle developed by Elimin8Hate to explore the story of their name—all versions of it. This is an opportunity to reflect on the pressure many racialized folks feel to westernize our names to be accepted, and the growing movement to reclaim our birth or ethnic names.

Through collective storytelling, we will highlight the intersections between our identities and our names. This is a starting point to hold difficult conversations to ultimately help address societal and systemic issues, including white supremacy, that create insecurity and prejudice. By reclaiming our names, we are demonstrating that respecting all forms of our names is a vital part of anti-racism. Everyone identifying as racialized can participate in the ReClaim Your Name project, even if you haven’t had to change your name to fit in.

This event is free. Registration will be required. Max 30 participants. Click HERE to register.

For more information, email Maria dela Cruz at


Dec 08 2021


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm