Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 1:00-4:30PM
Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art
Concordia University, EV 3.711
1455 De Maisonneuve Boulevard West
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
Anti-Oppression in Practice in Artistic and Academic Settings
Facilitators: Kama La Macquerel and Emily Lee Clare (COCo - Center for Community Organizations)
In this workshop, we will be looking at anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices as they are shaped by visible and invisible power dynamics, with a focus on how these impact artistic, cultural and academic settings . Working with story-telling, scenarios, and other pedagogical tools, this workshop will be both practical and theoretical, offering participants the groundings with which to engage meaningfully with anti-oppression practices within their own contexts.Participants are expected to walk away with: a clearer understanding of power dynamics and how they play out in visible and invisible ways; a better understanding of their own positionalities within their organizing, artistic and living contexts; tools with which to navigate conflictual situations and develop accountability; basic understandings of how oppression works and what anti-oppression looks like; understanding white supremacist legacies of the canon.
Refreshments will be served.