Anti-oppression approach: inclusive ways that celebrate diversity and difference in unity
In times of White Supremacy, hatred, environmental crisis, racism, islamophobia and transphobia emboldened by the symbolic presence of Donald Trump in power, it is more urgent than ever that we respond to the one single call that these times are urging us: To warrior Up and to take action leading with love and compassion. But how do we step up and warrior up? Where do we even begin? Are good intentions enough to have a meaningful and positive impact? Have you ever heard “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”? Good intentions are certainly a good place to start yet not enough. The difference between intention and impact it makes a world of difference. In this workshop participants will unpack what systems of oppression are, how they work in pervasive and insidious ways both inside ourselves and in our communities. If we are serious about our commitment to engage in this life to offer our contribution we first must learn to recognize what we need to unlearn, unpack and transform in ourselves in order to show up to and for others from a place of humility, understanding and respect for others.
Adriana Paz Ramirez - International Domestic Workers Federation
Adriana holds a Master degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada in Sociology of Transnational Labour Migration. She is is a social justice activist, dedicated project manager, coordinator, community organizer, educator and researcher with more than seventeen years of experience working in social justice, farmworkers justice, intercultural communication, women’s rights and (im)migrant rights for community based and non-profit organizations. Experienced in designing and facilitating leadership and community organizing trainings for diverse groups in rural and urban communities in Canada, Mexico and Bolivia using popular education methodologies with anti-oppression frameworks. Experienced in strategic planning, policy advocacy, public engagement, alliance and leadership building and campaign planning for labour and migrant rights. Research interest: International labour rights, culture and politics; transnational labour migration; transnationalism; social movements; Latin American studies; community organizing; latina feminism and globalization.
Adriana is also an old-school trancer and boomer whose heart and passion is rooted in the alternative spaces and states of mind that the psychedelic culture has offers us
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