ABOUT THIS EVENT
In February 2019, Diversity Circles was thrilled to host Cicely Blain with an Anti-Oppression 101 “lunch & learn”. We see our relationship with Cicely Blain Consulting and their team to be an ongoing one and are thrilled that they are back with another workshop for the BCIT community.
ASL interpretation will be provided. Please let us know if you have any additional needs to participate. This session is open to all members of the BCIT student, staff, faculty, and internal partner (e.g. student association, alumni association) community.
Register below and a Zoom link will be emailed directly to registrants.
Anti-oppression 101 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.
Workshop Facilitator: Udokam Iroegbu
Bio text drawn from Cicely Blain Consulting website.
Udokam Iroegbu is a Nigerian born and raised cis-gendered woman, living and working on unceded, stolen, traditional and ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples. This reality is one that Udokam uses to inform her anti-oppression, anti-colonial, Black feminist, queer, social justice work as a community organizer and educator.
With a degree in civil engineering and an aspiring mobility justice engineer, Udokam re-imagines the role of transportation and movement as an integral part of our humanity and seeks to improve its function by embedding Equity and decolonizing, and anti-racism principles into transportation project development process – from inception to execution. As an organizer with Black Lives Matter Vancouver, Udokam advocates for the rights and lives of Black people, while standing in solidarity with the Indigenous people of Coast Salish Territory. In this capacity, Udokam is able to centre the intersecting needs of Black people, where our population is low, and freedom often negotiated. She gathers, marches, strategizes, educates, fundraises, celebrates, dances, collaborates, and sings for our collective liberation.