Our first session of this workshop series was so successful, we have decided to offer a second round of From Drama to Calma: Transformative Tools for Conflict Medication. If you are someone who is naturally called on to support conflict or if you are someone who runs in the other direction when there is conflict, this series can help you develop new strategies for responding to and transforming conflict. See previous blogpost for more workshop details or click here to register!
- When: Saturdays June 30 and July 7, 10am-1pm pacific // 12p-3pm central // 1pm-4pm eastern
- Access: This series will be conducted through Zoom and will require computer/internet access as well as a software download. Please indicate in registration if you need any access supports that will increase your participation.
- Payment: Suggested fee of $100, please pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds. Making a payment higher than the suggested fee, if you are able, supports our commitment to make our workshops accessible for anyone who wants to join. Details for payment sent upon registration.
Register by June 23!!
A NEW WEBINAR SERIES! JUNE 3rd and June 10th, 2018
It doesn’t have to be this way: Transforming Internalized Oppression
When our oppression becomes internalized, we experience a wide variety of harmful thought patterns that impact not only our self-image but also how we connect and build with others. When we collectively disregard our internalized oppression, it further fuels harm on every scale. In this two part webinar series, Lisa Marie and Fatima will guide a cohort through understanding internalized oppression, recognizing its impacts on ourselves, our relationships, and on institutional and cultural norms. Participants will learn tools for dismantling this insidious form of oppression, that are based in compassion, creativity, and accountability. Through interactive activities and exercises, we will develop the content for a zine that Lisa Marie and Fatima will compile to share as a resource for ourselves and others in our processes of transforming internalized oppression into connection, art, and healing.
This series is interactive, innovative, and will help participants in their own journeys of healing internalized oppression while providing opportunities to share and build with one another. This series is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, including Mixed people) only.
- When: The series will take place Sunday’s June 3rd and June 10th from 10am-1pm pst // 12p-3pm cst // 1pm-4pm est
- How much: The suggested fee for this series is $100. Please pay what you can, and be assured that no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Making a payment higher than the suggested fee, if you are able, supports our commitment to make our workshop(s) accessible to anyone who wants to join.
- How to register: Register by May 27, 2018! Follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/nVnR3nELEybRIqEG3
- Access: This series is for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, including Mixed people) only. It will be conducted through Zoom and will require computer/internet access as well as a software download. Please indicate in registration if you need any access supports that will increase your participation.
Registration is now open! Register by March 9, 2018 – https://goo.gl/forms/MpPGPMTSZ4DMx5g02
From Drama to Calma: Transformative Tools for Conflict Mediation
Through our various community work over the last 15 years, we have seen time and time again that radical, social justice-oriented spaces struggle deeply with addressing conflict and harmful power dynamics within their spaces. Existing within a police state teaches us that we must address these behaviors in either a dismissive or punitive manner, and that the skills that our communities hold are not “enough” to adequately address the harms that might occur. In this current political climate, it is increasingly urgent that we continue to build strategies for addressing violence and harm in our own communities without relying on the state, or the methods that it has taught us. We believe in the power to change our communities and to live within the values that we fight for.
This two-part webinar series will guide a cohort of participants through understanding oppression and intersectionality and how these concepts impact conflict and conflict resolution. Together we will build a shared language on these topics, in order to confront the ways that power and oppression impact how we hold space for ourselves and others in our communities. The cohort will learn the transformative potential of conflict and how to lean-in towards community resilience and away from state reliance. Participants will learn concrete skills in conflict mediation for both smaller mediations as well as larger community-based processes.
When: The series will take place Saturdays March 17th and 24th from 10am-1pm pst // 12p-3pm cst // 1pm-4pm est
How much: Suggested fee of $100, please pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds, and paying on the higher end means more room for folks unable to pay. Details for payment sent upon registration.
How to register: Register by March 9, 2018! Follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/MpPGPMTSZ4DMx5g02
Access: The webinars will be conducted through Zoom and will require computer/internet access as well as a software download. Closed captioning available, please indicate in registration if this would increase your participation. And please share any additional access needs in registration.
Social Justice Consulting is bringing skilled facilitators and trainers to your organization and community to support the deepening and broadening of the social justice impact your work has to end oppression and the suffering attached to it. Oftentimes the work of ending racism, gender-based discrimination, and fighting for the rights of oppressed people comes at the peril of healthy organizations and relationships. The work to end the outward suffering requires a deep commitment to also ensuring that the oppressive structures don’t also impact the internal functioning of organizations and communities. Social Justice Consulting can help to not only strengthen the outcomes of your work, but to also address tensions and struggles that exist within organizations and communities. Working with a social justice consultant also allows for necessary outside perspective and support towards addressing what can feel insurmountable. Unlike corporate consulting, this work is not meant to create a dependent relationship but rather values interdependence and skill building from within.
“Lisa Marie’s co-facilitation was critical to the success of our first ever national gathering of people in the sex trade from criminalized communities. She was responsive to our changing needs and resources, grounded in our concrete realities while always helping us stay focused on the bigger picture. She skillfully employed a warm sense of humour and careful planning to invite people to engage in difficult conversations with candidness, lightness and respect. Lisa Marie’s facilitation helped guide us into doing effective work together despite enormous differences in our group members’ experiences and backgrounds.This is why we brought her in all the way to Toronto–she has that unusual combination of facilitation experience and social justice grounding that we needed–and she’s a pleasure to work with!” –Past Client Testimonial