Offered by the University of Oregon Center for the Study of Women in Society
Wednesday, June 13th 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In our Practicing Resistance training, you will learn the basics of how to be an effective ally: how to intervene and stand up safely, appropriately, and constructively when you hear or see something racist, sexist, ableist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise discriminatory on your campus or anywhere in your community.
As well, we will take a deeper dive into the issues raised: We will ground our resistance and allyship in our campus, local, and national climates and context; learn more about the structural systems of power that are at work today and how they manifest in our everyday lives; and work to understand on deep and personal levels the ways in which white supremacy, misogyny, ableism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and other systems of oppression affect those who are targeted, as well as all of us.
This training will help each of us examine our own privilege, our implicit biases, and how to develop dialogue and create safe spaces on campuses and in our communities.
We hope everyone in attendance will come away from these trainings feeling more ready and able to take action to disrupt bullying and discriminatory behavior as they see it in the moment – to move from bystander to active ally. We also hope attendees will come away with a broader, deeper, and more nuanced understanding of white supremacy and its roots, and the ways in which it is baked into our culture, country, and courts – and how we might begin, or continue, the work of dismantling the systems of oppression that harm us all.