Who: Students, Faculty and Staff
What: This is a workshop that uses the Anti-Oppression framework to understanding rape culture and its manifestations in learning institutions/on campuses specifically and in our communities more broadly. Through the lens of intersectionality, participants will explore the historical contexts, complexities of BIPOC communities (and their varying intersections) navigating sexual harm within oppressive structures. The resilience and transitional/grassroots interventions within our communities are explored alongside culturally safe & anti-oppressive interventions. The role of allies as well as better organizational/institutional responses will be explored. Practices and principles for fostering brave spaces and a culture of consent will be explored, along with problematizing existing models and practices. Participants will reflect on the disproportionate impact of sexual violence on marginalized individuals and communities.
The session is deeply rooted in transformative justice practices and a culture of care built on meaningful, survivor centred interventions.
- Situate rape culture within the context of social justice and an intersectional understanding of power dynamics
- Engage in diagnosing and critiquing manifestations of rape cultural insides organizations and community spaces
- Gain an understanding of consent and building policies and organizational cultures that foster it
- Learn to Challenge dominant narratives of both abusers and survivors
- Gain a nuanced understanding of power and privilege
- impact the experiences of survivors from marginalized communities as they navigate current interventions
- Cultivate an understanding of the principles of community, accountability and transformative justice in the context of fostering consent culture
- Explore individual practices for confronting rape culture and practicing interpersonal accountability
- Explore building survivor centred policies and responses to disclosure
Online, 90-minute workshop in a small group setting
This workshop will be facilitated by Rania El Mugammar. Rania is a Sudanese Canadian Artist, Arts Educator, Equity, Anti-oppression, Liberation and Meaningful Inclusion Educator and Consultant, performer, speaker and published writer.
Rania is an experienced anti-oppression, equity, inclusion and liberation educator and consultant who is unflinchingly committed to decolonization and freedom as the ultimate goals of her work.