Date: 4/6/2017, 9:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Side by Side (formerly Sunny Hills Services)
This presentation provides participants with essential terminology (racism, prejudice, internalized oppression) and a basic overview of the dynamics of oppression. Through the use of interactive exercises, role-plays, and other dramatic techniques, participants explore and deconstruct oppression dynamics. The role of cultural, familial and institutional messages in creating and sustaining oppression, and the origins of oppression are explored. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of the ally in eradicating various forms of oppression. Additionally, participants learn basic non-defensive communication strategies.