Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training
Building Justice From Within: The Anti-oppressive Organization
Facilitator: Regan Byrd | Two-part training | $135 | Virtual Check In: December 9, 2020
The Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days Regional Leadership Committee (SW RLC) is hosting Regan Byrd Consulting for a two-day training to discuss typically difficult topics through the lens of anti-oppression theory and practice. This training is only open to nonprofit and community based organizations in Southwest Colorado as the session will be specifically tailored to address local regional topics.
Part 1: The first training of this two- part series will ground attendees in anti-oppression theory and its application to the history of the United States. Attendees will learn about classism, racism, and sexism as core oppressive systems that have shaped the United States and how political, economic, and social resources have been denied or amplified based on identity within the U.S. Attendees will also learn about Colorado specific history, especially regarding Native American, Black, Latinx, and rural populations. Finally, attendees will learn about an anti-oppression theory, the 4 I’s of oppression, and how to examine the U.S., Colorado, and the non-profit industrial complex through this lens.
Virtual Check In: The virtual check in series will be used to debrief anti-oppression theoretical concepts, and also coach attendees on developing and articulating personal and organizational values around anti-oppression, harm reduction, and DEI.
Part 2: The second training (April 2021) will give attendees tools and methods to begin applying anti-oppression theory to organizational practices. Attendees will be trained on implicit/unconscious bias, non-violent communication, organizational systems change and suggested tools for transformation, and crafting organizational anti-oppressive guiding principles. Attendees will also have opportunities to work through scenarios and case studies developed by the trainer to map out organizational barriers to anti-oppression and potential solutions. Finally, attendees will be given opportunities to envision a future free from oppression, and what role their organization will serve in building that future.
This event has a capacity of 50 people, with no more than 2 people from each organization. Cost is $135.
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