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.
The workshop will take place online and will include ASL interpretation. This session is open to all members of the BCIT student, staff, faculty, and internal partner (e.g. student association, alumni association) community.
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.
Register below and a Zoom link will be provided to you by email prior to the event.
Workshop Facilitator: Becca Schwenk (she/her)
Bio text drawn from Cicely Blain Consulting website.
Becca Schwenk (she/her) is a diversity and inclusion consultant, entrepreneur, communications aficionado, and creative chameleon. She is all about deep and meaningful analyses of injustice, and innovative-solution-concoction. Becca completed her bachelor’s degree at McGill University, where she majored in both Sociology and Gender, Sexuality, Feminism, and Social Justice studies. She has led within anti-oppressive support centres and fast-paced feminist startups, and she doesn’t intend to stop shaking up the status quo any time soon. Her background in both business and nonprofit sectors has given her a uniquely complex lens, and well-versed air of compassion. You can frequently find Becca slipping social justice tidbits into everyday conversations; ready to engage free of judgement and full of empathy. Find out more about Becca & Cicely Blain Consulting here!