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

2014 SPRING TOUR WRAP UP

tansi/hello peoples,

the 2014 Spring Tour ran from May 1st to June 7th from unceded Coast Salish territory / Vancouver to Mohawk, Kanienkehaka, & Haudenosaunee territory / Montréal, with a total of 16 workshops based mostly in major urban centres. we would personally like to thank all indigenous people in the colony of canada, community members, organizations, and the academic industrial complex for all of your help and passion to make this happen. 

we are currently planning regional workshops from unceded Coast Salish territory for the summer, with the possibility with a late summer/early fall tour. with that in mind, we are considering a northern tour as well as online web conference workshops. we prefer not to do web conferences due to the real-time in-person connections that we get from in-person workshops, however due to the enormous expanse of the north, the colony in general, and turtle island we feel that should consider supplementing our workshop tours with some web conferencing.

in conclusion, we would encourage folks to donate and to get in touch with us to help organize a workshop together.

we also have a feedback survey for those who attended a workshop and didn’t have an opportunity to fill one out. please fill as much information as possible in your responses to help us grow. https://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/feedback-survey/

certainly these workshops do not happen without meaningful participation from all stakeholders. we feel it is vital for this work to continue, have hope that it continues to grow, and that we grow together in healthy ways as a community. 

all our relations,
tami starlight & vanessa bui

decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com
https://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/donate-now/

Homebound: Last workshop of the 2014 tour!

poster for Decolonize & Anti-Oppression workshop in Vancouver, June 15th, 2014
the last Decolonize & Anti-Oppression community workshop of the tour! set for Sunday, June 15th in Vancouver / unceded Coast Salish territory!

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

In solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.

**Report back from the spring 2014 tour!! **

Tami Starlight – Nehiyawak (also known as Cree) from the Peguis Nation is traveling from Vancouver / unceded Coast Salish territory to Montreal / Mohawk, Kanienkehaka, & Haudenosaunee territory.

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: 1530 Canadian Pacific Lecture Room, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Date: Sunday, June 15th, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 5:30pm

-What-

– discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada
– Anti-Oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion
– Community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, conflict resolutions & horizontal group/community structures

-Accessibility-

– the building, workshop space, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible.
– ASL interpretation will not be available for this event. A second workshop in July will be organized to have ASL interpretation, please stay tuned. (email us if you would like to be notified of the event or leave a message down below.)
– 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.

website: https://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/
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

2014 Decolonize & Anti-Oppression tour planning underway!

**français ci-dessous**
**french below**

hi folks!

we are excited to announce that we are currently in the planning stages of the 2014 Decolonize & Anti-Oppression workshop tour. Tami will  be leaving unceded Coast Salish Territory (vancouver, bc) on May 1st.

so far, we have planned for her to go as far as occupied Mohawk/Kanienkehaka/Haudenosaunee territory (montréal, qc), while stopping in various territories/towns/cities inbetween on the way there and back.

if folks are interested in a workshop coming to their community (even further east of montréal) please email us at decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com

**2014 TOUR BEGINS MAY 1st!**
Dates and locations: (these are rough estimates, but would only be off by a day or 2)

May 2 – Kelowna
https://www.facebook.com/events/1380875225527008/
May 5 – Lethbridge
https://www.facebook.com/events/1464924247074665/
May 6 – Calgary
http://tinyurl.com/kuc5qra
May 8 – Regina
https://www.facebook.com/events/1405405566398206/
May 10 – Winnipeg
https://www.facebook.com/events/683434341719747/
May 16 – Toronto
https://www.facebook.com/events/454335451335962/
May 20 – London
https://www.facebook.com/events/250719421780030/
May 21 – Kitchener
https://www.facebook.com/events/1431104927139633/
May 22 – Guelph
https://www.facebook.com/events/235554253309126/
May 24 – St. Catharines
https://www.facebook.com/events/824414750921811/
May 26 – Montreal
https://www.facebook.com/events/1464389630461242/
May 28 – Ottawa
https://www.facebook.com/events/483115415147397/
May 31 – Kingston
https://www.facebook.com/events/296883143805011/
June 5 – Winnipeg II
https://www.facebook.com/events/708258402553320/
June 7 – Saskatoon
https://www.facebook.com/events/605907392836856/
June 14 – Vancouver (Report Back)
https://www.facebook.com/events/850592328303131/
July xx – Surrey

map (west – east): http://goo.gl/maps/qyCSN
map (east – west): http://goo.gl/maps/IlhpZ

see our info package here: DnA workshop_infopkg (english only)
*note vanessa will not be present for the majority of the tour

in solidarity,
vanessa & Tami

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salut les gens!

nous sommes ravis d’annoncer que nous sommes actuellement dans la phase de planification de la Decolonize et Anti-Oppression atelier tournée 2014. Tami quittera territoire non cédé de la Côte Salish (vancouver, c-b), le 1er mai.

jusqu’à présent, nous avons prévu pour elle d’aller aussi loin que territoire occupées du Mohawk/Kanienkehaka/Haudenosaunee (montréal, qc), tout en s’arrêtant dans divers territoires/départements /villes inbetween sur l’aller et au retour.

si les gens sont intéressés par un atelier de venir à leur communauté (même plus à l’est de Montréal) s’il vous plaît écrivez-nous à decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com

** 2014 TOUR commence le 1er mai! **
Dates et lieux: (ce sont des estimations approximatives, mais ne seraient hors d’un jour ou deux)

2 mai – Kelowna
https://www.facebook.com/events/1380875225527008/
5 mai – Lethbridge
https://www.facebook.com/events/1464924247074665/
6 mai – Calgary
http://tinyurl.com/kuc5qra
8 mai – Regina
https://www.facebook.com/events/1405405566398206/
10 mai – Winnipeg
https://www.facebook.com/events/683434341719747/
16 mai – Toronto
https://www.facebook.com/events/454335451335962/
20 mai – London
https://www.facebook.com/events/250719421780030/
21 mai – Kitchener
https://www.facebook.com/events/1431104927139633/
22 mai – Guelph
https://www.facebook.com/events/235554253309126/
24 mai – St. Catharines
https://www.facebook.com/events/824414750921811/
26 mai – Montréal
https://www.facebook.com/events/1464389630461242/
28 mai – Ottawa
https://www.facebook.com/events/483115415147397/
31 mai – Kingston
https://www.facebook.com/events/296883143805011/
5 juin – Winnipeg II
https://www.facebook.com/events/708258402553320/
7 juin – Saskatoon
https://www.facebook.com/events/605907392836856/
14 juin – Vancouver (Report Back)
https://www.facebook.com/events/850592328303131/
xx juillet – Surrey

carte (ouest – est): http://goo.gl/maps/qyCSN
carte (est – ouest): http://goo.gl/maps/IlhpZ

voir notre information package ici: DnA workshop_infopkg (anglais seulement)
*note vanessa ne sera pas présent pour la majorité de la tournée

par solidarité,
vanessa & Tami

another world is possible