[TheThinkTank] Input on the anti-oppression workshop at BikeBike
baglady at riseup.net
Wed Aug 1 12:08:30 PDT 2007
Heya BikeBike people
I'm helping put together the anti-oppression workshop for BikeBike,
and Adele, the facilitator has asked for some conversation topics.
Here is the workshop description:
Ally-building: Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality in the Biking Community
This workshop is designed to increase cross-cultural communication
skills and foster "ally-building" as a strategy for building
relationships across differences. Participants will address the
operations of race, gender, class and sexuality within the biking
community through a variety of interactive exercises, including one-
on-one and group discussions. The session likewise promotes self-
reflection on privileged and oppressed group memberships while
focusing on how to be an ally.
Here's what I need from you:
stories! Incidents that have occurred, problems you have
encountered, challenges that have come up, and positive experiences
too - around the topics or race, gender, class and sexuality.
Stories of being a woman in a man's field, of being neither a woman
or a man in a binary world, of working in low-income areas, etc.etc.etc.
The more input we get, the better this workshop will be. Adele knows
a lot about anti-oppression work, but not so much about what it is
like to work in a community bike shop. So share your knowledge so
she can share hers!
thanks, see yinz in Pittsburgh soon!
P.S. please don't justt hit reply to this e-mail because it will go
to everyone- instead reply to diba_26 at hotmail.com
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