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Anti-Oppression Workshop

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WPIRG and LSPIRG Anti-Oppression Workshop

Invitation to WPIRG and LSPIRG action groups, UW and WLU students, and community members to participate in a free anti-oppression workshop. Registration limited to 30 participants. Please email info@wpirg.org to register.

Monday, July 4, 2016
5 PM - 8 PM
Room 4224 - Fretz Seminar Room
Conrad Grebel University College
140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo


Anti-Oppression work:
seeks to recognize the oppression that exists in our society and attempts to mitigate its affects and eventually equalize the power imbalance in our communities. This work is personal, political, messy and complicated. Come explore how to take responsibility for privileges we have in the world, and what we can do to fight oppression in our relationships, activist groups, communities, and world.

About the facilitator:
Lukayo Estrella writes to educate and speaks to inspire. A Bikol and Tagalog diasporic wordslinger, they are based on unceded Algonquin territory and currently reside in the city of Ottawa. Their poetry has been shouted out on national spoken word stages and whispered into local crowded classrooms. Their words have taken up space in newspapers, magazines, and an anthology called Out Proud: Stories of Pride, Courage, and Social Justice. Lived experience and research ground their interactive workshops of liberation, while faith in collective impact informs their organizing. Ultimately, Lukayo seeks to creatively support communities with their words and actions for collaborative growth.

Earlier Event: June 23
WPIRG Coffee House