Facilitate for Freedom: A Facilitation Workshop
May
3
9:00 AM09:00

Facilitate for Freedom: A Facilitation Workshop

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Facilitating groups towards full member participation and democratic process can be challenging, especially when dealing with dynamics of power and oppression that often marginalize women, people of color, queer, trans, and gender non-conforming folks, people with disabilities, and those with limited access to the cultural cues that come with class privilege. Some simple tools can drastically shift the energy of a meeting, might help you hear new voices, and invite the perspectives of all participants.

Join AORTA (Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance) for a free day long workshop to practice and build confidence to disrupt harmful dynamics and move towards facilitating for justice.

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Deconstructing Racial Stereotypes
May
9
5:00 PM17:00

Deconstructing Racial Stereotypes

This course explores racial stereotypes that white people hold for Black/African American people and reviews the origins behind the creation of stereotypes. Course takes participants into a deeper look at whiteness. Questions: What purpose do our stereotypes serve? How does the media shape our perceptions of Black Americans? Course is heavily structured around small group discussions, exploring bias and uncovering the root of our thinking and intuitions surrounding racial stereotypes.

Presented by: Anthony Jordan MPA, CADC II, CRM and Jacob Mestman

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Virginia Garcia Health Care Symposium: Vicarious Trauma
May
13
5:30 PM17:30

Virginia Garcia Health Care Symposium: Vicarious Trauma

The 2019 Health Care Symposium will focus on the impact that trauma has on every individual that crosses its wake. From those directly experiencing the trauma to those that help us heal, the effect of trauma is real, and unless we take careful steps to mitigate harm, it will overwhelm.

Join us as we dive into this topic and discover ways to not only care for others, but care for ourselves. Renowned author and founder and director of the Trauma Stewardship Institute, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, will join us to share her experience and insight on this very important topic.

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Working with Latina Survivors
May
17
1:00 PM13:00

Working with Latina Survivors

This workshop will address barriers and challenges immigrant women face when accessing services, conversations about gender norms and female roles in Latino Families, and understanding the need for cultural focus and sensitivity when serving Latina survivors.

Participants will understand barriers and access to services, the importance of communication styles, and address cultural needs beyond bilingual intentions

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Unicorns and Seahorses: Supporting Trans, Genderqueer, and Gender Non-Conforming Clients
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Unicorns and Seahorses: Supporting Trans, Genderqueer, and Gender Non-Conforming Clients

In this class, we will be examining the full spectrum of trans fertility, including how to support trans people who haven’t medically transitioned, what the effects are of medical transition on fertility and nursing, postpartum considerations for trans gestational parents... and more. Trystan will be bringing diverse voices to the conversation as you learn how to understand, welcome, and support trans and gender non-conforming pregnant people in your practice.

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Trans-generational Trauma and Resiliency, Transcending a Legacy of Disparities in the US Maternal Healthcare System
Apr
12
7:30 AM07:30

Trans-generational Trauma and Resiliency, Transcending a Legacy of Disparities in the US Maternal Healthcare System

Holistically, we know that to provide care we must look at the whole person. This includes their past, their culture, the systems around them. It is more and more important that care providers for birthing people, especially those of People of Color understand trans-generational traumas and how the childbearing year is affected. Most importantly, we must understand our own role as part of the system involved in these traumas and how to make positive and effective changes to offer care that moves understands, does not add to, and hopefully helps heal past traumas.

We are proud that our final conference will be focusing on trans-generational traumas of African American women during the childbearing year and how we, as birth professionals, can work together, cross racially and cross culturally to make lasting and positive changes.

Deepen your skills of working with people that look different than you. Walk away knowing better how to be an ally, when sit and listen, and when to speak up.

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Storytelling Strategies for Dismantling Racism
Apr
11
9:30 AM09:30

Storytelling Strategies for Dismantling Racism

Storytelling is an ancient human technology meant to encapsulate information and build connections. We are all capable of sharing our stories and more importantly, to witnessing and hearing each other with openness and compassion.

Many of us set out with the very best of intentions but are not always able to discern how best to implement our ideals. This course will allow participants hands-on practice using the fundamentals of storytelling: intentions vs. impact, inciting action, deep listening, facing challenges, and resolution; to bring about measurable and meaningful change in their lives and at their organizations.

How can we strategically explore and dismantle problematic racial structures in our organizations using our own personal stories?


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Understanding Oppression
Apr
1
2:00 PM14:00

Understanding Oppression

This workshop provides a theoretical and practical understanding of oppressions and their basis in power and control. We will capitalize on participant knowledge to establish a working understanding of oppression and draw on participant interests and roles to equip participants to work more effectively for social justice.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
-Differentiate between interpersonal and institutional expressions of oppression
-Understand how impacts of oppression present barriers for DV/IPV/SA survivors and the relevance of intersectionality
-Practice skills to interrupt harmful words/behaviors

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Exploring Power and Privilege with Courage, Creativity and Compassion
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Exploring Power and Privilege with Courage, Creativity and Compassion

As individuals and groups, we experience varying levels of privilege and power. Recognizing our relationship to institutionalized oppression can bring feelings of defensiveness, guilt, shame, rage, terror, and grief, among other emotions. How can we craft transformative pathways for these feelings to unfold in ways that deepen our collective healing, rather than taking away from it? What do we, as individuals and communities, need in order to heal and thrive in a beautiful and broken world?

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