How We See People: Anti-Oppression / Mass Incarceration Workshop (In-Person)
June 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
EVENT DESCRIPTION: All ages are welcome! Because this event contains emotional and difficult topics, please let us know if you need any support for young children – we’re here to work with your needs! This workshop is offered free of charge, and lunch will be provided.
How do we see people? What’s the impact on others? What lenses do we see through and where do these lenses come from? How are *we* seen?
Whether we are overvalued or undervalued by society, the ways that we are seen are influenced by multiple systems, histories, experiences, and institutions. This workshop seeks to explain the systems and institutions that shape the ways we see ourselves and others so that we can be more accountable for the impacts: internalized racial superiority, internalized racial inferiority, prejudice, fear, and discrimination towards folks with conviction histories.
Through practice, experience and discussion, we will develop a basic anti-oppression framework, especially useful for people who want to work in prison, work with people in reentry, or who work in nonprofits. We will also discuss the roots of racism and mass incarceration and how they intersect with other forms of oppression.
At Freedom Project, we believe that a successful social movement needs collaboration between folks working to break down oppressive systems from the inside and the outside. This workshop helps us examine the biases, thoughts, and feelings we hold about race, gender, and power; and gives us space to practice making empowered choices about how we see people.
TIMES: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM **Because this workshop is relational, the ending times are approximate.**