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Social Justice Training: Developing Inclusive Practices

YWCA of Greater Portland
Portland, OR 97215, United States (map)
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  • Power Dynamics, Race and Culture
  • Internalized Racism and The White Gaze
  • Inclusive Practice โ€“ Pragmatic answers to Organizational Issues
  • Effective outreach models, partnerships, other alternatives

Regarding each topic we will go down to very specific topics, like perceived microaggressions, tokenism, appropriation, and other manifestations of structural power dynamics that play out daily in our workplace with co-workers and when working with clients/service users. The first two parts outline the specific dynamics that occur in non-profit and other practices, and the last part addresses questions raised in the beginning about practice.

Instead of traditional outreach and organizational models, the training discusses alternative ones like accessibility, and collaborative partnerships that are culturally appropriate.

Presented by: Anna Vo Anna Vo (they/their/theirs) has lectured on inclusion, race, and social justice on four continents, with the outcomes of affecting institutional and organizational change. A native Vietnamese speaker, experienced youth worker, programmer and educator focusing on the empowerment of young people, students and People of Color. In the three years they have resided in Portland and the USA, they have professionally trained staff from over 100 organizations in Oregon around Inclusion, Trauma-Informed Care, Restorative Justice, Inter-cultural Communication, and STEM and Art Practices. In the past they have lived in 8 countries. and previously taught workshops regarding cultural inclusion and working with asylum seekers at the Alice Salomon University for Social Work in Berlin, Germany.