Anti-Oppresson: Mapping the intersections at Privilege Avenue and Penalty Lane.
–WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre
“Anna Soole facilitates an Anti-Oppression workshop at our 11-week intensive Training for Crisis Line and Outreach Volunteers that provides a core, foundational piece of learning and unlearning. As a result of this tremendously moving, impactful, and useful workshop volunteers feel engaged, energized,
and supported as a deeply cohesive group. We have much gratitude for Anna
in making this rich and transformative workshop available to us.”
Always respecting the boundaries, experience, and abilities of participants, I use interactive games, activities, movement, visuals, and personal stories, (and a lively personality! :) ). This workshop will be an opportunity to unpack and understand some of the lived realities of systemic oppression, and its impact on our communities, culture, families, and lives. Participants will walk away with an experiential understanding of the aforementioned, and how to aim to practice true allyship and solidarity in their lives and workplace.
Participants will be able to answer these questions:
What are oppression and intersectionality and why are they relevant to our work and lives?
What is privilege and how do we identify it in our lives and work to use it to build a more just, equitable, and liberated world?
What does accessibility and inclusion really look like, and how do we ensure we are practicing this in our work?
What could liberation look like, and how do we practice true allyship?
I currently reside on the unceded, illegally occupied ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, colonially known as
vancouver, bc, canada. I recognize the rightful sovereignty and land rights of these, and
all Indigenous Nations across Turtle Island and around the globe.
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