Decolonize & Anti-Oppression Workshop In Lekwungen & W̱SÁNEĆ territory (victoria, bc)

we will be holding a workshop at this years 11th annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair and we hope to see you there!

FREE
Friday, September 9th, 2016
University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS), Student Union Building, Room B025, 3800 Finnerty Road, victoria, bc
2:00pm – 3:50pm

Accessibility:
– ASL interpretation is currently being secured
– the building entrance, workshop space, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible
– the workshop space is a scent-free/scent-reduced space; please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes and/or other scents
– accessibility and safety guidelines for the bookfair can be found here: http://victoriaanarchistbookfair.ca/index.php/accessibility-and-safer-space-policy/
– if there are accessibility needs that must be met to ensure meaningful participation in this workshop please email bookfair organizers: info@victoriaanarchistbookfair.ca and workshop facilitators: theantioppressionnetwork@gmail.com

The workshop will be a facilitated circle discussion about colonization from an Indigenous context within Canada and include an exploration of anti-oppression terminology. Will be focusing on grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, & horizontal group/community structures.

facebook event page for workshop: https://www.facebook.com/events/529915343879835/
facebook event page for bookfair: https://www.facebook.com/events/1611723889141685/
The Anti-Oppression Network on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAntiONetwork/
Victoria Anarchist Bookfair: http://victoriaanarchistbookfair.ca

National Organizing Call Out!

Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it's not a problem to you personally.
PRIVILEGE IS WHEN YOU THINK SOMETHING IS NOT A PROBLEM BECAUSE IT’S NOT A PROBLEM TO YOU PERSONALLY

hello folks!

we hope the new year (gregorian calendar) has been good for you so far. has been quiet on our end, however we are now working to organize a web-dialogue and we hope to see you there!


Organized on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, & Musqueam peoples / Vancouver.

A “canadian” national (coast-to-coast-to-coast) call out for communities to engage and launch their own respective Anti-Oppression Network collectives.

The western HQ of the Anti Oppression Network will guide this process. The HQ out west has a basic framework to work within respectively and this work will inspire us to build and move forward together.

Sunday, January 24, 2016 (please note it is NOT Jan 17)
3pm Pacific Time
4pm Mountain Time
5pm Central Time
6pm Eastern Time
7pm Atlantic Time
7:30pm Newfoundland & Labrador Time

We will be using the web-broadcasting platform Spreecast.
To access the web-dialogue click here:
http://www.spreecast.com/events/taon-national-organizing-call-out

– this service is free
– we recommend signing up in order to participate in the video chat, to participate in the text chat and to ask questions (a working email address is required)
– otherwise, sign up is not required to watch

Accessibility:
– ASL interpretation has been secured for this event. If you require this service please email us by January 22nd, 2016: theantioppressionnetwork@gmail.com
– The content of this conversation will be in English; translators are welcome (please email us if you can offer services)
– For any other accessibility requests you can reach us at: theantioppressionnetwork@gmail.com

Agenda Items: (forthcoming)
1. Territorial Acknowledgement
2. Protocol / Housekeeping / Safer space agreements
3. Local check in
4. National check in
5. Approving the agenda
6. Structure and policy discussion
7. TBD (To Be Determined)
8. TBD
9. TBD

facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1392428234397644/

For questions, accessibility requests and to communicate your / your community’s interest, please email: theantioppressionnetwork@gmail.com

Follow us on Spreecast:
http://www.spreecast.com/users/the-anti-oppression

Decolonize & Anti-Oppression Community Workshop in Tk’emlups (Kamloops), Secwepemc territory

DnA CommWS Poster_Kamloops
a black and white hand drawn poster for a community workshop in Tk’emlups (Kamloops) February 28th, 2015

thank you Kristy Tremblay for the poster. image description of it is at the bottom of the post.

Taking place on occupied & unceded Secwepemc territory.

Hosted by Femme For All Collective.
In solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.

Tami Starlight – 2-Spirit Nehiyawak (also known as Cree) elder from the Peguis Nation (Manitoba)
vanessa bui – first-generation Vietnamese youth born on traditional Lekwungen & WSANEC territory (Victoria, BC)
– both currently reside on unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, BC)

Donation page for those who cannot make it. Please donate and pass it on. (every bit helps)
https://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/donate-now/

-WHEN/WHERE-

Cost: by donation (no one turned away due to lack of funds)
Location: 225 7th Ave, Smorgasbord, Kamloops BC
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015 (gregorian calendar)
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

-WHAT-

– discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada
– anti-oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion
– grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, & horizontal group/community structures
– catered vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free snacks & tea

-ACCESSIBILITY INFO-

– the building, workshop space, and nearby washrooms are wheelchair accessible.
– ASL interpretation is not available for this event.
– Please leave your scents/perfumes at home, this is a scent-free/scent-reduced event. For more information on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/
– This space is also safer space = anti-oppressive.

-CONTACT INFO-

for more information or accessibility requests please email: decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/403301773169354/

[image description: a black and white hand drawn poster. at the top it says IN TEXT: DECOLONIZATION AND ANTI-OPPRESSION COMMUNAL WORKSHOP end text. off to the left below the title it says IN TEXT: WITH TAMI STARLIGHT AND VANESSA BUI BY DONATION SAFER SPACE GUIDELINES end text.

in the middle of the poster is a persyn wearing a headdress with their palms up facing outward. there is an oval on their body that goes around their palms. in the chest area is an infinity symbol and has the oval going through the loops on each side. on top of the palms of the hands it says IN TEXT: FEMME FOR ALL COLLECTIVE end text. below the palms is a circle with a cross dividing the circle into even quadrants.

at the bottom of the poster it says IN TEXT: 225 7th Ave, Smorgasbord, Tk’emlups (Kamloops), Unceded Occupied Secwepemc Territory @ 5:00PM
discussion about colonization from an Indigenous context
anti-oppression terminology investigation and circle discussion
grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building
catered vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free snacks & tea

Saturday, February 28, 2015
(gregorian calendar) END TEXT. end description.]

Decolonize & Anti-Oppression Community Workshop at Gallery Gachet (Vancouver)

a poster with details on the workshop at Gallery Gachet in Vancouver
colour poster for community workshop at Gallery Gachet, February 7th, 2015

Taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory – Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, & Musqueam nations.

Hosted by Gallery Gachet.
In solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.

Tami Starlight – 2-Spirit Nehiyawak (also known as Cree) elder from the Peguis Nation (Manitoba)
vanessa bui – first-generation Vietnamese youth born on traditional Lekwungen & WSANEC territory (Victoria, BC)
– both currently reside on unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, BC)

Donation page for those who cannot make it. Please donate and pass it on. (every bit helps)
https://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/donate-now/

WHEN/WHERE

Cost: by donation (no one turned away due to lack of funds)
Location: Gallery Gachet, 88 East Cordova Street, Vancouver BC
Date: Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

WHAT

– discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada
– anti-oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion
– grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, & horizontal group/community structures

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

– the building, workshop space, and nearby washrooms are wheelchair accessible.
– ASL interpretation has been secured for this event.
– Please leave your scents/perfumes at home, this is a scent-free/scent-reduced event. For more information on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/
– This space is also safer space = anti-oppressive.

CONTACT INFO

For more information or accessibility requests please email: decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com / contact@gachet.org

POSTERS

PLEASE HELP PRINT & DISTRIBUTE!
– 11×17 colour poster: http://tinyurl.com/pxercl3
– 11×17 B&W poster: http://tinyurl.com/n9lmjog
– 8.5×11 B&W flyers: http://tinyurl.com/odksfoa

we are pleased to be facilitating a workshop at this year’s Victoria Anarchist Bookfair!

taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory (WSANEC & Lekwungen nations)

free
Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Fernwood Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Room, 1240 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, BC
11:30am – 12:50pm

Safety and accessibility guidelines:
http://victoriaanarchistbookfair.ca/safety-and-accessibility

ASL interpretation is not available for this workshop.

A facilitated circle discussion about colonization from an Indigenous context within Canada and an exploration of anti-oppression terminology. Will be focusing on grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, & horizontal group/community structures.

*workshop fb event page

*victoria anarchist bookfair fb event page

*decolonize & anti-oppression workshop tour with tami starlight

*anti-oppression network tumblr

Community Workshop in Langley / on Matsqui, Kwantlen & Katzie territory

poster for Decolonize & Anti-Oppression workshop in Langley, September 17th, 2014
our new, more accessible, colour poster for our community workshop in Langley

Taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory – Matsqui, Kwantlen & Katzie nations.

Hosted by Kwantlen PIRG
In solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.

Tami Starlight – 2-Spirit Nehiyawak (also known as Cree) elder from the Peguis Nation (Manitoba)
vanessa bui – first-generation Vietnamese youth born on traditional Lekwungen & WSANEC territory (Victoria, BC)
– both currently reside on unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, BC)

Donation page for those who cannot make it. Please donate and pass it on. (every bit helps)
https://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/donate-now/

WHEN/WHERE

Cost: $5 – $50 sliding scale; no one turned away due to lack of funds
Location: Room L1030, West Building, Kwantlen Polytechnic University-Langley Campus, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley BC
Date: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

WHAT

– discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada
– anti-oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion
– grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, & horizontal group/community structures

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

– the building, workshop space, and nearby washrooms are wheelchair accessible.
– ASL interpretation has been secured for this event.
– Please leave your scents/perfumes at home, this is a scent-free/scent-reduced event. For more information on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities:http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/
– This space is also safer space = anti-oppressive.

CONTACT INFO

for more info or accessibility requests please email:
decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com / office@kpirg.ca

POSTERS

PLEASE HELP PRINT & DISTRIBUTE!
– 12×18 colour poster: http://tinyurl.com/kbdnrnl
– 12×18 B&W poster: http://tinyurl.com/olxyjkl
– 8.5×11 B&W flyers: http://tinyurl.com/o7rva6y

Decolonize & Anti-Oppression Community Workshop in Vancouver / on unceded Coast Salish territory

poster for Decolonize & Anti-Oppression workshop in Vancouver, July 26th, 2014
another Decolonize & Anti-Oppression community workshop! it is set for Saturday, July 26th in Vancouver / unceded Coast Salish territory!

Taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory – Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Squamish nations.

Sponsored by the Youth Philanthropy Council & the Britannia Community Services Centre
In solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.

Tami Starlight – 2-Spirit Nehiyawak (also known as Cree) elder from the Peguis Nation (Manitoba)
vanessa bui – first-generation Vietnamese youth born on traditional Lekwungen & WSANEC territory (Victoria, BC)
– both currently reside on unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, BC)

Donation page for those who cannot make it. Please donate and pass it on. (every bit helps)
https://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/donate-now/

-When/Where-

Cost: $5 – $50 sliding scale; no one turned away due to lack of funds
Location: Learning Resource Centre, Vancouver Public Library-Britannia Branch, Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver BC
Map: http://tinyurl.com/l8lt3ww
Date: Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

-What-

– discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada
– anti-oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion
– grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, & horizontal group/community structures

-Accessibility-

– The building entrance, workshop space, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible.
– ASL interpretation has been secured for this event.
– Please leave your scents/perfumes at home, this is a scent-free/scent-reduced event. For more information on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities:http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/
– This space is also safer space = anti-oppressive.

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Anti-Oppression-Network/214262228648923
tumblr: http://theantioppressionnetwork.tumblr.com/
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/theAOnetwork
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/antioppressionnet

-Contact Information-

for more info or accessibility requests please email: decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com

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