course »Creating and Sustaining an Anti-Oppressive Child Welfare Community: Beginning the Journey

Date: 11/2/2021, 9:15 am—4:45 pm
County: Training Offerings
CEUs: 6
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
*This course is the first part in a future 6-part series that will go from approximately January through July, 2022* Anti-oppression and liberation work begin with an analysis of power, an understanding and ability to recognize what is and is not oppression, and ongoing evaluation of our progress. The interlocking, mutually-reinforcing systems of oppression we live in function on multiple levels simultaneously: in the everyday thoughts, words, and actions of ourselves, our colleagues, our places of work and play, the communities we serve, and overall culture and society. When we can begin to understand our socialization into systems of oppression, we can more clearly identify and enact support for clients, colleagues, and others in our larger communities. This workshop will present basic frameworks of oppression and will critically examine our individual socialization as players in a larger system meant to disconnect and isolate us. Participants will learn fundamentals of social justice and begin to explore how we have collectively and individually been taught to be agents/oppressors and targets/the oppressed in a larger system of oppression. Attendees will also consider actions that we can take on personal, cultural, and institutional levels to create a more equitable organizations, institutions, and communities.