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Anti-oppression & Intersectionality Workshop

June 8, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Anti oppression work must reside in a framework that is accessible, restorative and sustainable over time and space. This workshop will focus on practical ways to apply an anti-oppression framework through an intersectional lens in our everyday lives. We will explore power structures, the fluidity of our social location, and the operation of privilege and oppression within our diverse communities. Various forms of oppression will be explored such as: racism, classism, ableism, ageism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia using an intersectional framework. This workshop is very interactive and should leave participants with a greater understanding of systemic oppression, new definitions, theories and analysis to further navigate discussions and work in the area of anti-oppression. This workshop is geared towards participants who have some background of intersectionality and anti-oppression but will also accommodate newbies. (reviewing provided articles is recommended).

Facilitator’s Biography

Malissa Bryan comes from a specialized background in sociology with a focus on race, diversity, work, education, youth and political economy. She often takes a feminist intersectional approach when conducting academic research or volunteering within the community. She is currently working on a PhD degree in sociology at the University of Guelph. Outside of academia Malissa facilitates various levels of anti-oppression training using an interactive, intersectional and feminist framework.


June 8, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Guelph Summer Institute


University of Guelph – University Centre Room 441
50 Stone Rd E
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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  • Susan Varga, Bianka Dunleavy said:
    June 6, 2016 @ 1:32 pm

    I would like to register for your anti-oppression workshop. Thank you.

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