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Interrupting Oppressive Languaje

  • UNA Gallery 328 Northwest Broadway Ste. 117 Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

A workshop by Sally Eck

What are interruptions?

Interruptions are actions we take with the purpose of starting a dialogue surrounding oppressive language and behavior.

Often, when aquaintances or loved ones say something offensive of problematic, it'll go unaddressed because we're not sure how to handle it. Interruptions are those attempts to address things that contribute to systematic oppression in a way that creates an open, respectful space for communication and learning experiences.

Sally Eck is an intersectional feminist scholar-activist. She’s interested in peace work, anti-interpersonal violence activism, interracial dialogue processes and social justice education. Her formal education includes a background in Sociology, Women's Studies, and a Master's degree in Education. She currently teaches Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Portland State University and is the lead consultant and facilitator for Heartwork Educational Consulting. She is also, independent mama to fourteen-year-old Isaac and twelve-year-old Stella. She is passionate and committed to co-creating a just and equitable world for all of us.

Earlier Event: February 17
Deadline: Things I've Found
Later Event: March 2
Things I've Found