So…. have you always wanted to learn about anti-oppression in a friendly and fun environment?
So….have you wondered about why people keep saying to you “You need to do your own work, I’m not here to educate you” ?
Well, here’s your chance.
Bring your questions, queries, conundrums and challenges!
This November 2011 I will be offering my first series of in-person workshops in downtown Toronto, at a lovely community centre located on the Bloor subway line.
I look forward to offering more workshops in the new year, and any suggestions for topics are most welcome.
Introduction to Anti-Oppression
What is Anti-Oppression? Why should you care about it?
NOVEMBER 2011: 2 separate workshops about Anti-Oppression
In these two independent workshops (sign up for one or both) the group will be discussing all the issues that you need to know to begin looking at how to be more aware of anti-oppression. We will talk about why this is important, as activists, as humans, as people working for social justice and a better world for all. We’ll talk about what you bring to the discussion, your privileges and marginalities, noticing when oppression is taking place and much more. There will be readings and exercises to explore all these issues in both personal ways and
Workshop 1: Sat Nov 5, 1pm to 5pm $45
- What is anti-oppression?
- What is social location? Systemic privilege and systemic marginality
- Exercises on noticing privilege, changing your attitudes, thoughts and assumptions
Workshop 1 is theoretical with practical examples and exercises, and is a good basic introduction, covering some foundational issues regarding anti-oppression.
Workshop 2: Sat Nov 12, 1pm to 5pm $45
- Anti-oppression and being an ally
- Understanding privilege and intersectionality
- Activism and understanding and practicing anti-oppression in coalition with others (individuals and groups)
Workshop 2 is a bit more practical and real-world-based and is a good complement to Workshop 1 but can also be taken on its own.
To arrange payment and get the address of the workshops, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.aangen.com/workshops.asp. No refunds.
Maysie has an M.Ed in Adult Education (OISE/UT 1997) and has been conducting anti-racist anti-oppression workshops in workplaces with volunteer teams, staff teams, management teams and boards of directors since 1997. May is a mixed-race light skinned woman with privileged and marginalized social locations. She worked at the Toronto Women’s Bookstore for many years and has volunteered with a number of boards of directors including Chinese Canadian National Council-Toronto Chapter and Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts.