Racial Equity Exploration: A Theatrical, Interactive Experience
We invite you to continue your racial equity journey...
Drawing upon popular education, Theater of the Oppressed, and critical race theory models, we will collectively create a container for deeper learning. Together, we will unpack theoretical frameworks and gain practical tools for deepening our shared commitment to racial equity. No previous theater experience necessary.
In this workshop we will:
-Recognize how racism is operationalized and baked into our laws and social policies
-Develop a framework for understanding how race and racism operate both in our systems and our individual lives
-How to recognize moments of oppression
-Practice interrupting oppression
-Learn how to use equity, diversity, and inclusion language responsibly
Snacks, Lunch ( we will use a POC owned local business) and beverages provided. Ample free parking.
Ashnie came to the United States, from Trinidad, in the early 80s to attend culinary school. After working in the foodservice industry for a number of years, she decided she wanted to serve her community in a different way. She completed her B.A. in American Multicultural Studies and went on to work as a lead union organizer around the county. Ashnie worked at a non-profit focusing on system and policy change in Portland. Ashnie has been studying Theater of the Oppressed since 2006. Her passion is facilitating racial equity work and uses the tool of Theater of the Oppressed to engage groups seeking to deepen their understanding in racial equity.
Jessica Thompson started her career as a public school teacher. After several years in the classroom, Jessica served as an instructional coach for secondary teachers. After eleven years as a teacher and teacher coach, Jessica left education and worked in non-profit administration. She now runs her own consulting firm: Thomke Consulting LLC. She specializes in providing staff development and racial equity workshops for schools, government offices, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses.
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Brentwood Darlington Community Center (View)
7211 SE 62nd Ave
Portland, OR 97206
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