Diversity & Inclusion
Race, Power, Privilege & Gender 101
This will cover the basics you need to understand race, gender, privilege, and sex and how they all intersect with one another.
Identity & introspection
Engage in reflective exercises to examine privilege, awareness, and understanding of self in relation to people with different backgrounds.
Learn how to gauge the everyday verbal and nonverbal slights that contribute to a hostile environment. Assess ways in language to make for more inclusive workplaces.
Understand what is cultural appropriation and how to assess and speak up in inappropriate situations that are disrespectful to communities.
This workshop goes over ways to build intentional solidarity with other communities as an ongoing practice. We go over four tactics of self awareness, of self education, and develop a cohesive definition of what solidarity can look like in your community. We discuss the ally industrial complex,and ally theatre, to move towards a more encompassing practices of this work.
“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” - Lilla Watson
Anti-Blackness in Brown Communities
Anti - blackness exists in our communities, even in communities of color. Through this workshop, participants will come to understand that the structures of racial injustice in the US lie between black vs. white colorism and the roots colonialism. How do we address racism that exists in between communities of color? How can we have productive conversations to combat anti-blackness within our own spaces (and families)? In this workshop we will explore these questions through a facilitated dialogue to openly talk about best practices, share anecdotal experiences, and find tangible takeaways to apply in our own personal situations.
In this workshop we will explore the four pillars of reproductive justice (coined by Sister Song and other Black women community leaders) and all the interesting topics considering power, privilege, access, and resource. In the culture of Reproductive Justice we center the experience and voices of women and femmes of color to address the history of reproductive injustice and how to support reproductive justice today.
Sexual Harassment Prevention
We employ arts-based exercises, facilitated dialogue, and media literacy to contextualize rape culture in our current day climate. Participants leave aware of power on a systematic level while also understanding their individual power to change these systems. We conduct bystander training and intervention tactics, deconstruct ideas about the gender binary, and rebuild definitions of consent within nuanced scenarios.
Creative Content as Resistance - From IRL to the Internet
This workshop talks about resistance through digital arts-platforms. As content creators of visual art, tv/film, podcasts, and online communities, we talk about our own activism in a digital world. What are the ways in which we can address the lack of digital spaces for our communities? How we can challenge the way mainstream media portrays narratives of our communities? We’ll speak to the challenges we’ve faced, the strategies we’ve employed, and the values of creating and building online community in various sub-groups.
Our standards of professionalism have been set in place by white supremacy culture and as a result, the ways we perform in workplaces can compromise our own identities and understandings of self. How can we bring about workplace culture shifts to reflect who we best are? How does respectability politics tie into toxic work environments and self-care at work and other community spaces? How do we decolonize the workplace to redefine what professionalism can look like, in order to create spaces where individuals can thrive? In this workshop we will explore these questions through a facilitated dialogue on how we can - and the need to - bring more of our identities, diversity, and backgrounds into historically white spaces.