Fundamentals of Anti-Oppression for Academics

Thu Oct 21 / 13:30 – 15:00 PDT / public
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facilitator /

  • Amrita Aggarwal (she/her), Bakau Consulting

Fundamentals of Anti-oppression dives deeper than your typical diversity and inclusion workshop. In this workshop, participants are given the opportunity to explore systemic oppression, social justice, privilege, identity and allyship through a variety of engaging activities. Through self-reflection, community-based inquiry, lessons from history and collaborative problem solving, participants gain the knowledge and skills to view the world through an anti-oppressive lens.

logo: Wapatah

Amrita Aggarwal is a passionate storyteller and strategist, helping organizations attain an equitable and sustainable future. She is an innovator and change maker who leverages her energy and enthusiasm to affect positive social change in her community. She was raised by a theatre family and attained a unique blend of education in fine arts and business which all coalesced into her becoming a natural facilitator, organizing over 100 workshops and events. To foster healthy and inclusive communities, Amrita works with Lean In Canada, YWCA, Fork on the Road, and many other local and international organizations. At the moment, she is living and dreaming worlds on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) First Nations.


Much gratitude to the sponsors of this session.

logo: Langara – Department of Art History & Religious Studies logo: Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art