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Facilitating for Justice: Centering Anti-Oppression in Our Facilitation

AORTA (The Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance) is hosting a workshop in Portland, OR in August.

Facilitating for Justice: Centering Anti-Oppression in Our Facilitation can be a powerful skills-building workshop for you and your community, and a wonderful opportunity to engage with other local folks with their minds on creating intentional spaces for increased participation and inclusion.

Apply to attend here, or share with your networks:

Facilitation by Marc Mascarenhas-Swan, Anisha Desai, and Peter Dakota Spencer-McElhatton


August 25th, 2018

10 am- 5pm

Location TBA

Suggested cost: $200, Sliding scale


Why are we hosting this workshop?

Even groups with great meeting process inadvertently perpetuate barriers to full member participation and access to democratic process. This happens through group dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression that often marginalize women, people of color, queer, trans, and gender non-conforming folks, people with disabilities, and those with limited access to the cultural cues that come with class privilege. The good news is there are many ways we can disrupt those dynamics. This day long workshop will help us build tools and confidence in facilitating for justice.

What will we cover?

-Learn advanced skills to address systemic power when it arises in groups

-Gain a greater understanding on how our own identities impact our facilitation style

-Practice skills that lead to justice including group decision making, supporting groups in conflict, and naming, intervening, and addressing systemic power when it arises.

-Learn strategies for working with multiracial and multicultural groups that allow for full participation.


How can I find out more?

Check out this FB event and our registration page.

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