Backbone Campaign is hosting a training of the Beyond Inclusion Beyond Empowerment anti-oppression framework, with trainer Anne Phillips on Wednesday, Sept 19, 1:30-5:30. Space is limited; RSVP below.
Cost: $100/person; scholarships are available, as well as the ability to pay in installments
Location: Vashon Island; location information will be sent with payment confirmation
After you've RSVP'd you will be directed to the payment page here.
"Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment" brings a long-awaited breakthrough to the fields of liberation and cultural studies. It is a powerful analysis of the psychological dynamics of oppression and privilege, and helps train participants how to develop the skills that can promote social justice for themselves and those around them.
A key metaphor in the framework is the rank system. It can be used to analyze hidden and unconscious influences of oppression on people’s behavior. Resisting oppression requires that everyone – both those who benefit and those who are restricted by these social arrangements – become more aware in everyday interactions. This consciousness develops through a series of specific skills that can be identified and encouraged in oneself and in others.
A unique feature of this approach is the practical nature of the skills model, which allows anyone to identify what skills they are using and to expand their range. This training would be especially useful for organizational leaders, activists, educators, therapists, and anyone who wants to live in a more equitable society.
About the Trainer:
Anne is a psychotherapist, consultant and teacher who works with a psychophysiological social justice lens. As a therapist she supports individuals and relationships towards peace and connection. As a teacher and consultant she’s taught at numerous universities and organizations. Anne is a teacher of Dr. Leticia Nieto’s, Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).
- September 19, 2018 at 1:30pm – 5:30pm
- Vashon Island