“Our collective goal is not to be good allies, but to help everyone experience justice, co-creating a society in which allies would not be required”.
This workshop ask why we do the work we do, who are we doing it for? It focuses on how we show up for those we work with, and alongside; asking how we identify and relate to those who come through our doors, how we understand our roles. Are we service providers, experts, or allies? Workers (paid or unpaid) as allies, is a stance that requires that we show up in different ways as workers for LGBTI folk, racialized others, sex workers, injecting drug users, those who experience ableism, gender, and communitties impacted by violence that we ourselves might be part off. These different ways invovle questioning cultures of power and privilege, naming our location, thnking about language inlcuidng the language of burn out, and finding ways to stand together in the face of cultures of backlash. In taking an allied stance we can collectively (and collaboratively) sustain our responses to injustice through naming cultures that erase the complexity we find ourselves invovled in, as workers.
Facilitator: Vikki Reynolds identifies as a cisgender, heterosexual woman. She is an activist consultant, engaged in training and clinical supervision with refugees and survivors of torture, mental health and substance abuse counselors, rape crisis counselors, frontline and housing workers and transgender and queer communities. She has developed curriculum and taught Group Work, Diversity courses at Vancouver Community College, Adler University and the University of British Columbia. Vikki has presented her work internationally in Australia, New Zealand, U.S., and Ireland. Vikki works and lives on unceded x?m??kw?y??m (Musqueam), S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish), and S?l?ílw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh) territories.
Vikki's workshops in Melbourne are around $185.00 early bird and $215.00 we have tried to keep our Hobart prices DOWN. If you want to attend and can't due to costs don't hesitate to contact email@example.com or 0428293008 / 61 3 9017 0118 AND if you can buy an extra ticket / pay it forward that would be great.
8:45 am start - finish 1:30pm (approx)
The Moonah Arts Centre (MAC) is located at 23 - 27 Albert Road, Moonah, Tasmania.
The Centre is about a 15 minute drive north from the Hobart CBD.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Hobart, Tasmania