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Conflict and Liberation: Understanding and Resolving Conflict in our Activism Part 2

Tools for Change

Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)

and Liberation: Understanding and Resolving Conflict...

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We encourage everyone to have taken Part 1 of the this workshop on Oct. 27. Please register here.

Conflict is a natural part of any interpersonal dynamic, including in workplaces or organizing groups. Conflict has the potential to deepen our relationships and can transform our organizing spaces into sites where there is room for creativity to flourish, especially when there is a  collective committment to listening and growing together . When there is a supportive and accointable container for conflict, where differing perspectives can be fully heard and witnessed,   it is possible to use conflict as an opportunity to help us identify and transform unspoken power dynamics, or to highlight particular needs that might not be otherwise addressed in our collective endevours. In this workshop participants will be guided through a range of activities intended to increase their ability to sit with the discomfort of conflict. We will also learn to assess our organizations or groups' ability to tolerate conflict. We will explore how intersectionality and power dynamics influence conflict in the context of settler colonialism, white supremacist capitalist patriarchy, and other forms of oppression. 

 
Part Two: In this session participants will be guided through a range of activities intended to increase their ability to sit with the discomfort of conflict. We will also learn to assess our organizations or groups' ability to tolerate conflict and draw from theoretical perspectives in part one to engage in embodied activities to develop practice skills around transforming conflict drawing from somatic practices.

Accessibility: This is a wheelchair accessible location. Subway tokens available to attendees by request. 

Trainer:
 Tracey Jastinder Mann is a social worker who is committed to collective liberation through supporting individual and group healing. Tracey's work is guided by trauma informed practices  rooted in intersectional feminism. As a community organizer she has organized around a wide variety of issues including migrant justice, indigenous sovereignty, LGBTTQIA safety, prison abolition,  environmental justice, and bring transformative justice practices to organizing spaces. 

Have questions about Conflict and Liberation: Understanding and Resolving Conflict in our Activism Part 2? Contact Tools for Change

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University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5T 1N1
Canada

Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)


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Tools for Change is a project of our community partners, including OPIRG Toronto, OPIRG York, The Community Action Centre of the Student Association at George Brown College, OCAD Student Union, Greenpeace Canada and No One Is Illegal (NOII). We help you develop skills to champion social, economic, and environmental justice. We host approximately 20 skillbuilding workshops a year. Workshops are offered on a sliding scale with scholarships available. Staff and active volunteers of our community partners can attend for free or by donation. This includes students from University of Toronto, York University, George Brown College and OCAD.

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