July 24, 2014
peernetbc:

[image description: two colour logos. the first logo is a rainbow, which each band of colour shaped abstractly like the province of BC. below the rainbow it says IN TEXT: BCRAD end text. to the right of “BCRAD” is a vertical line. to the right of the vertical line it says IN TEXT: BRITISH COLUMBIA RAINBOW ALLIANCE OF THE DEAF end text.
the second logo has two hands cupping a line of text from above and from below. the text being cupped says IN TEXT: PeerNetBC end text. beneath the bottom hand it says IN TEXT: Helping People Connect end text. end description.]
Are you a community organizer or an event planner? Are you seeking ways to improve accessibility for your events? Join BCRAD & PeerNetBC for a workshop where we can explore and challenge accessibility beyond physical access.
Taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory (Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh nations)PeerNetBC & BCRAD: British Columbia Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf are pleased to present: Reimagining Accessibility: What can contemporary understandings of disability teach us about access?While theories of disability have been rapidly advancing over the past few decades, implementation of these ideas as accessibility practices has largely not kept pace. As a result, standard accessibility practices do not entirely provide community organizers and healthcare providers with the resources to become inclusive of ability. This workshop looks at current models of disability, the history of accessibility, and the ways disabled people define identity in order to determine sociocultural barriers surrounding people with disabilities. Participants will be presented with a purview of current ideas and issues around accessibility, and asked to contribute ideas in a subsequent discussion around making accessibility more inclusive.Co-facilitated by Alex Lu & vanessa buiCost: $0 - $50 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)Location: Room 1530, Canadian Pacific Lecture Room, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BCDate: Wednesday, August 13th, 2014Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pmAccessibility:- ASL interpretation is secured for this event.- The building entrance, workshop space, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible.- PeerNetBC strives to be scent-free; Please refrain from wearing scents such as perfume, cologne, essential oils, etc. For some information regarding Multiple Chemical Sensitivities please read: http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/TO REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/p7e7ajxFor any questions or accessibility requests please contact: info@peernetbc.com

peernetbc:

[image description: two colour logos. the first logo is a rainbow, which each band of colour shaped abstractly like the province of BC. below the rainbow it says IN TEXT: BCRAD end text. to the right of “BCRAD” is a vertical line. to the right of the vertical line it says IN TEXT: BRITISH COLUMBIA RAINBOW ALLIANCE OF THE DEAF end text.

the second logo has two hands cupping a line of text from above and from below. the text being cupped says IN TEXT: PeerNetBC end text. beneath the bottom hand it says IN TEXT: Helping People Connect end text. end description.]

Are you a community organizer or an event planner? Are you seeking ways to improve accessibility for your events? Join BCRAD & PeerNetBC for a workshop where we can explore and challenge accessibility beyond physical access.

Taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory (Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh nations)

PeerNetBC & BCRAD: British Columbia Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf are pleased to present: 

Reimagining Accessibility: What can contemporary understandings of disability teach us about access?

While theories of disability have been rapidly advancing over the past few decades, implementation of these ideas as accessibility practices has largely not kept pace. As a result, standard accessibility practices do not entirely provide community organizers and healthcare providers with the resources to become inclusive of ability. This workshop looks at current models of disability, the history of accessibility, and the ways disabled people define identity in order to determine sociocultural barriers surrounding people with disabilities. Participants will be presented with a purview of current ideas and issues around accessibility, and asked to contribute ideas in a subsequent discussion around making accessibility more inclusive.

Co-facilitated by Alex Lu & vanessa bui

Cost: $0 - $50 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Location: Room 1530, Canadian Pacific Lecture Room, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Date: Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Accessibility:
- ASL interpretation is secured for this event.
- The building entrance, workshop space, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible.
- PeerNetBC strives to be scent-free; Please refrain from wearing scents such as perfume, cologne, essential oils, etc. For some information regarding Multiple Chemical Sensitivities please read: http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/

TO REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/p7e7ajx

For any questions or accessibility requests please contact: info@peernetbc.com

July 23, 2014
peernetbc:

[image description: a coloured flyer that says IN TEXT: Youth Summer Workshop Series as part of a youth engagement project funded by coastcapital SAVINGS. end text. to the left of the text “coastcapital SAVINGS” is a logo with the letter “C” above another “C” that is stretched out and facing downward.there are three bullet points in the shape of a star. the first bullet point says IN TEXT: FREE end text. the second bullet point says IN TEXT: for 24 years old and under end text. the third bullet point says IN TEXT: TO REGISTER: email info@peernetbc.com end text.beneath the bullet points it says IN TEXT: Space for this workshop is very limited. We strongly encourage attendance to all workshops to get full experience and learning. end text.the rest of the flyer contains the dates and names of the workshops as well as the workshop descriptions which are listed in the Facebook event page description.above the title of the flyer, Youth Summer Workshop Series, it says IN TEXT: sharing, collaboration, innovation, wisdom, respect. end text.to the right of the title of the flyer is a logo of two hands cupping from above and below. between the hands it says IN TEXT: PeerNetBC end text.at the bottom of the flyer it says IN TEXT: peernetbc.com, info@peernetbc.com, t. 604-733-6186, f. 604-730-1015, 408 - 602 West Hastings . Vancouver, BC V6B 1P2, Helping People Connect end text. end description.]
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Taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory (Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh nations)
We are very excited to announce our Summer Youth workshops!
The workshops are free and for youth 24 years old and under. 
TO REGISTER: please email us at info@peernetbc.com, as well as if you have any questions or accessibility requests.
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August 5th, 11am – 4pm Healthy Relationships & BoundariesThis workshop looks at a variety of oppressions that young people have learned to internalize. Through various activities involving movement, writing, and discussion, there will be opportunities to explore how oppression influences the perspectives on oneself and to come up with ways to break free of these false or negative perceptions.
August 7th, 11am – 4pm Understanding Internalized OppressionTogether we will explore the concept of boundaries: what they are and where they come from. This also looks at why boundaries are important foundations to having healthy, anti-oppressive relationships with ourselves, our friends, our family and our significant others.
August 12th, 11am – 4pm Unpacking Ageism in Youth EngagementIn this workshop we will unpack ageism that affects children and youth. Here we are encouraged to share our experiences of what it is like to be a young person while navigating power dynamics in an adult-dominated world. As well as what we can learn from these experiences to become better at practicing allyship for young people as we move into adulthood.
August 14th, 11am – 4pm Effective Allyship with Young PeopleAs a group we will look at power and privilege and what it means for us and the people around us. As young people, we will identify our privilege and our capacity to work in meaningful solidarity with diverse individuals and groups. We will explore some of these opportunities for allyship, especially with our peers who experience multiple layers of marginalization and people who are much younger than us.
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PeerNetBC strives to make our workshops barrier free, please let us know if you have any particular needs for attending. Space for this workshop is very limited. We strongly encourage attendance to all workshops to get full experience and learning.
Accessibility: - The building, workshop space, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible. There is a wheelchair accessible entrance to the building that will require a staff member to activate.- ASL interpretation is has not yet been made available for this event, please let us know if you require this service.- Our office is strives to be scent-free. Please refrain from wearing smells such as perfume, cologne, or essential oils.
Contact: info@peernetbc.comvanessa@peernetbc.com

peernetbc:

[image description: a coloured flyer that says IN TEXT: Youth Summer Workshop Series as part of a youth engagement project funded by coastcapital SAVINGS. end text. to the left of the text “coastcapital SAVINGS” is a logo with the letter “C” above another “C” that is stretched out and facing downward.

there are three bullet points in the shape of a star. the first bullet point says IN TEXT: FREE end text. the second bullet point says IN TEXT: for 24 years old and under end text. the third bullet point says IN TEXT: TO REGISTER: email info@peernetbc.com end text.

beneath the bullet points it says IN TEXT: Space for this workshop is very limited. We strongly encourage attendance to all workshops to get full experience and learning. end text.

the rest of the flyer contains the dates and names of the workshops as well as the workshop descriptions which are listed in the Facebook event page description.

above the title of the flyer, Youth Summer Workshop Series, it says IN TEXT: sharing, collaboration, innovation, wisdom, respect. end text.

to the right of the title of the flyer is a logo of two hands cupping from above and below. between the hands it says IN TEXT: PeerNetBC end text.

at the bottom of the flyer it says IN TEXT: peernetbc.com, info@peernetbc.com, t. 604-733-6186, f. 604-730-1015, 408 - 602 West Hastings . Vancouver, BC V6B 1P2, Helping People Connect end text. end description.]

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Taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory (Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh nations)

We are very excited to announce our Summer Youth workshops!

The workshops are free and for youth 24 years old and under. 

TO REGISTER: please email us at info@peernetbc.com, as well as if you have any questions or accessibility requests.

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August 5th, 11am – 4pm Healthy Relationships & Boundaries
This workshop looks at a variety of oppressions that young people have learned to internalize. Through various activities involving movement, writing, and discussion, there will be opportunities to explore how oppression influences the perspectives on oneself and to come up with ways to break free of these false or negative perceptions.

August 7th, 11am – 4pm Understanding Internalized Oppression
Together we will explore the concept of boundaries: what they are and where they come from. This also looks at why boundaries are important foundations to having healthy, anti-oppressive relationships with ourselves, our friends, our family and our significant others.

August 12th, 11am – 4pm Unpacking Ageism in Youth Engagement
In this workshop we will unpack ageism that affects children and youth. Here we are encouraged to share our experiences of what it is like to be a young person while navigating power dynamics in an adult-dominated world. As well as what we can learn from these experiences to become better at practicing allyship for young people as we move into adulthood.

August 14th, 11am – 4pm Effective Allyship with Young People
As a group we will look at power and privilege and what it means for us and the people around us. As young people, we will identify our privilege and our capacity to work in meaningful solidarity with diverse individuals and groups. We will explore some of these opportunities for allyship, especially with our peers who experience multiple layers of marginalization and people who are much younger than us.

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PeerNetBC strives to make our workshops barrier free, please let us know if you have any particular needs for attending. Space for this workshop is very limited. We strongly encourage attendance to all workshops to get full experience and learning.

Accessibility: 
- The building, workshop space, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible. There is a wheelchair accessible entrance to the building that will require a staff member to activate.
- ASL interpretation is has not yet been made available for this event, please let us know if you require this service.
- Our office is strives to be scent-free. Please refrain from wearing smells such as perfume, cologne, or essential oils.

Contact: 
info@peernetbc.com
vanessa@peernetbc.com

(Source: facebook.com)

July 23, 2014
Anti-O Thesaurus - Google Docs

breatheasyhoney:

Anti-Oppressive Alternatives

This thesaurus was created to provide a list of word alternatives that are anti-racist, anti-colonialist, non-ableist, non-sexist, non-misogynist, non-heterosexist, non-homophobic, non-transphobic, non-transmisogynist, non-classist, body-positive, and sex-positive

(this list is not at all finite).

*Trigger warning: some of the synonyms associated with these terms are disturbing and deeply problematic. Unfortunately, this is how language/colloquial slang has been constructed. This is precisely why we need to be more conscious of the words we choose.

Communities who have been stigmatized by these terms can and do engage in complicated process of self-determined reclamation, i.e. Black communities using the word n*gger, Wheel chair users using the term ‘crip’. This process of reclamation is NOT available to folks outside of the community.

Please add and edit as much as you like! Thanks!

(via allthepiecesmatter451)

July 18, 2014
theantioppressionnetwork:

[image description: a colour poster advertising a workshop on decolonization and anti-oppression. at the top of the poster there is a silhouette of an indigenous person on top of a horse holding a spear, standing beside cacti. underneath is text with the workshop information which will follow this image description. at the bottom of the poster is an accessibility symbol for signing followed by an accessibility symbol for wheelchair access. there is a logo that says IN TEXT: youth philanthropy council, YPC, a committee of VANCOUVER FOUNDATION. end text. it is followed by another logo that has silhouettes of a dog and seven people. two children are holding hands with an adult, there is a persyn walking with a cane, a persyn in a wheelchair, and a short persyn. the logo says IN TEXT: Britannia COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTRE. end text. end description.]
Taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory - Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Squamish nations.Sponsored by the Youth Philanthropy Council & the Britannia Community Services CentreIn solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.Tami Starlight - 2-Spirit Nehiyawak (also known as Cree) elder from the Peguis Nation (Manitoba)vanessa bui - first-generation Vietnamese youth born on traditional Lekwungen & WSANEC territory (Victoria, BC)- both currently reside on unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, BC)Donation page for those who cannot make it. Please donate and pass it on. (every bit helps)http://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/donate-now/-When/Where-Cost: $5 - $50 sliding scale; no one turned away due to lack of fundsLocation: Learning Resource Centre, Vancouver Public Library-Britannia Branch, Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver BCMap: http://tinyurl.com/l8lt3wwDate: Saturday, July 26th, 2014Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm-What-- discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada- anti-oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion- grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, & horizontal group/community structures-Accessibility-- The building entrance, workshop space, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible.- ASL interpretation has been secured for this event.- Please leave your scents/perfumes at home, this is a scent-free/scent-reduced event. For more information on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities:http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/- This space is also safer space = anti-oppressive.website: http://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Anti-Oppression-Network/214262228648923tumblr: http://theantioppressionnetwork.tumblr.com/twitter: http://www.twitter.com/theAOnetworkyoutube: http://www.youtube.com/user/antioppressionnet-Contact Information-for more info or accessibility requests please email: decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com

theantioppressionnetwork:

[image description: a colour poster advertising a workshop on decolonization and anti-oppression. at the top of the poster there is a silhouette of an indigenous person on top of a horse holding a spear, standing beside cacti. underneath is text with the workshop information which will follow this image description. at the bottom of the poster is an accessibility symbol for signing followed by an accessibility symbol for wheelchair access. there is a logo that says IN TEXT: youth philanthropy council, YPC, a committee of VANCOUVER FOUNDATION. end text. it is followed by another logo that has silhouettes of a dog and seven people. two children are holding hands with an adult, there is a persyn walking with a cane, a persyn in a wheelchair, and a short persyn. the logo says IN TEXT: Britannia COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTRE. end text. end description.]

Taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory - Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Squamish nations.

Sponsored by the Youth Philanthropy Council & the Britannia Community Services Centre
In solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.

Tami Starlight - 2-Spirit Nehiyawak (also known as Cree) elder from the Peguis Nation (Manitoba)
vanessa bui - first-generation Vietnamese youth born on traditional Lekwungen & WSANEC territory (Victoria, BC)
- both currently reside on unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, BC)

Donation page for those who cannot make it. Please donate and pass it on. (every bit helps)
http://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/donate-now/

-When/Where-

Cost: $5 - $50 sliding scale; no one turned away due to lack of funds
Location: Learning Resource Centre, Vancouver Public Library-Britannia Branch, Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver BC
Map: http://tinyurl.com/l8lt3ww
Date: Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm

-What-

- discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada
- anti-oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion
- grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, & horizontal group/community structures

-Accessibility-

- The building entrance, workshop space, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible.
ASL interpretation has been secured for this event.
- Please leave your scents/perfumes at home, this is a scent-free/scent-reduced event. For more information on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities:http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/
- This space is also safer space = anti-oppressive.

website: http://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Anti-Oppression-Network/214262228648923
tumblr: http://theantioppressionnetwork.tumblr.com/
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/theAOnetwork
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/antioppressionnet

-Contact Information-

for more info or accessibility requests please email: decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com

July 14, 2014
2014 SPRING TOUR WRAP UP

tansi/hello peoples,

the 2014 Spring Tour ran from May 1st to June 7th from unceded Coast Salish territory / Vancouver to Mohawk, Kanienkehaka, & Haudenosaunee territory / Montréal, with a total of 16 workshops based mostly in major urban centres. we would personally like to thank all indigenous people in the colony of canada, community members, organizations, and the academic industrial complex for all of your help and passion to make this happen. 

we are currently planning regional workshops from unceded Coast Salish territory for the summer, with the possibility with a late summer/early fall tour. with that in mind, we are considering a northern tour as well as online web conference workshops. we prefer not to do web conferences due to the real-time in-person connections that we get from in-person workshops, however due to the enormous expanse of the north, the colony in general, and turtle island we feel that should consider supplementing our workshop tours with some web conferencing.

in conclusion, we would encourage folks to donate and to get in touch with us to help organize a workshop together.

we also have a feedback survey for those who attended a workshop and didn’t have an opportunity to fill one out. please fill as much information as possible in your responses to help us grow. http://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/feedback-survey/

certainly these workshops do not happen without meaningful participation from all stakeholders. we feel it is vital for this work to continue, have hope that it continues to grow, and that we grow together in healthy ways as a community. 

all our relations,
tami starlight & vanessa bui

decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com
http://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/donate-now/