Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Monday, July 11th: Women's Calendar

Wednesday, July 13th 6:30 to 9 PM: Community Strategy Session #1: Prevent School Pushout for Black Girls and other Girls of Color at Oakland Impact Hub

Join parents, advocates, educators, students, faith leaders, artists, non-profit agencies, social service workers, health professionals, and community stakeholders for a series of Strategy Sessions designed to Prevent School Pushout Among Black girls and other girls of color in Oakland!

Black girls and other girls of color are disproportionately disciplined, suspended and expelled from schools and its time we focus on creating solutions. Join The National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI) and Impact Hub Oakland/Breaking The Silence Oak for a series of strategy sessions to address school pushout among Black girls and other girls of color in Oakland.

These will be interactive “hands on” strategy sessions.  We ask those in attendance to come prepared to work collaboratively, brainstorm ideas, and help draft a plan for Oakland schools.

(3 Sessions Available – 7/13, 7/25, 8/9)
6:30 – 9:00pm – FREE & Open to the Public (Space is Limited)

Friday-Sunday, July 15-17: AORTA Facilitation Skill Building 3-day Workshop at Omni Commons.
Workshop is three days: afternoon/evening of Friday, July 15th, all day July 16th, all day July 17th.
Register here.
Space is limited to 35 participants. We expect this workshop to fill; register as soon as possible to ensure a spot.Even groups with great meeting process inadvertently perpetuate barriers to full member participation and access to democratic process. This happens through group dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression that often marginalize women, people of color, queer, trans, and gender non-conforming folks, people with disabilities, and those with limited access to the cultural cues that come with class privilege. This weekend training for facilitators will center integrating an analysis of systemic power throughout our facilitation work.

We will move beyond basic skills to explore how to address systemic power as it arises in groups, how our identities impact our facilitation style and approach, as well as how we can build our skills to be more effective facilitators. Topics included will be: group decision making; supporting groups in conflict; naming, intervening, and addressing systemic power as it arises; working with multiracial, multicultural groups.

The suggested fee for this workshop is $300, $100-$400 sliding scale. If you are part of a well-funded organization or have access to money/wealth, we ask that you pay at the higher end of the sliding scale. This allows participants with less access to resources to attend and pay at the bottom of the sliding scale.

Saturday, July 16th, 1 to 5 PM: The Breast Fest. Beer tasting, food, live music, raffle at Fairground Island, Marin Center, San Rafael. All proceeds benefit Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic.

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