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Fundamentals of Anti-Oppression
June 30, 2021 at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pmFree
Hosted by UBCO Workplace Health and Wellbeing— in partnership with the Equity and Inclusion Office and Workplace Learning & Engagement—Fundamentals of Anti-Oppression dives deeper than your typical diversity and inclusion workshop.
In this workshop, participants are given the opportunity to explore systemic oppression, social justice, privilege, identity and ally-ship through a variety of engaging activities. Through self-reflection, community-based inquiry, lessons from history, and collaborative problem solving, participants gain the knowledge and skills to view the world through an anti-oppressive lens.
This workshop is facilitated by Bakau Consulting Inc., a full-service equity, inclusion and anti-racism consulting company based in Canada, with a global, intersectional approach. Through engaging activities, reflective prompts, a’ha moments, and skill-building perspectives, workshops give participants the tools to apply learnings in all aspects of their lives.
To support the Capacity Building goal in the Inclusion Action Plan, this workshop is being offered to staff, faculty and people leaders to increase opportunities for equity, diversity and inclusion education and training, to enhance institutional and individual capacities and skills.
Will Shelling (he/him), Equity & Inclusion Strategist (Education)
Will Shelling is an Equity and Inclusion Strategist, academic, and avid home cook, living on the unceded, ancestral, and occupied lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. His approach to social justice is both informed by his academic training and lived experience mixed race Black man. He loves applying data-driven policy analysis to situations to understand policy changes, usually coming to robust solutions.