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“Anti-Oppression 101”: Anti-Oppression & Anti-Racism, PT 1

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Ka-Na-Chi-Hih

1700 Dease Street

Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5H4

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Join us for anti-oppression & anti-racism workshop series to better understand & take action on gender-based violence issues in Thunder Bay

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The Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre will be hosting an Anti-Oppression & Anti-Racism Workshop Series from THURSDAY, JUNE 4TH to FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH. The workshops will be held from 9AM - 5PM at Ka-Na-Chi-Hih Treatment Centre (1700 Dease St). These sessions will be facilitated by Rania El Mugammar, an artist and anti-oppression consultant based in Toronto, ON.

This series consists of TWO SEPARATE workshops: “Anti-Oppression 101” (Thursday, June 4th) and “Doing the Work + Building Consent Culture” (Friday, June 5th). The workshops are cumulative, we encourage you to attend both sessions.

Light lunch and morning snacks will be provided. We ask all attendees to bring a notebook and a willingness to learn!

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Registration is required to attend and limited to 30 attendees for EACH session. Registration is PWYC (Pay What You Can) to keep this training accessible to those in our community. Funds received from registration will go toward venue and catering costs for both days. If you are attending both workshops, we ask and encourage you to contribute to both; we also encourage those who can contribute more to do so to keep this training accessible to others wishing to attend.

The following are suggested tiers for contribution:

• Students/Community members: $5 - $10/session

• Local agencies/organizations with training budgets: $15-$20/session

If you are experiencing issues with registration or wish to register in-person, please call the Women’s Centre at 807-345-7802 or email gbvproject@nwowc.org

If you are interested in attending “Doing the Work + Building Consent Culture” workshop on JUNE 5TH, please use this link to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/doing-the-work-consent-culture-anti-oppression-racism-series-pt-2-tickets-97400695101

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS TRAINING?

These workshops will have a focus on anti-oppression, anti-racism, and building consent culture in both legal and social service sector. This includes: Crowns, lawyers, Victim & Witness Services, and other court and legal workers; as well as those working in the anti-violence sector, such as service providers, women’s advocates, and front-line staff.

ABOUT THIS SESSION

ANTI – OPPRESSION 101

This introductory level workshop engages participants in understanding power dynamics, oppression and liberation in a Canadian and global context. The workshop explores the language of social justice, looks at models for creating more equitable communities, and examines concepts of intersectionality, positionality, privilege and oppression the Canadian cultural, political and historical contexts. Participants will explore internalized, interpersonal and institutional oppression and explore their role/identities in relation to others.

ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR

Rania El Mugammar is a Sudanese Artist, Liberation Educator, Anti-oppression Consultant , multidisciplinary performer, speaker and published writer. She is co-chair of the St. Jamestown Collective Impact Steering Committee, a member of the Leaders Panel for the Economic Development and Culture Strategic Plan at the city of Toronto. Rania is the also the lead anti-oppression consultant for RECENTRE, Program director of B Inc at Bcurrent Performing Arts and co-founder of the How to be an Ally Series at the Centre for Social Innovation.Rania is an experienced anti-oppression, equity, inclusion and liberation educator and consultant who is unflinchingly committed to decolonization and freedom as the ultimate goals of her work. She has worked extensively with contemporary arts institutions, STEM based enterprises, media organization, educational institutions and community/grassroots spaces.

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Ka-Na-Chi-Hih

1700 Dease Street

Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5H4

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