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August 13, 2012 Class 1: Awareness of Oppression/Privilege & Building Ally Skills
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Objectives To deepen our understanding of dynamics of oppression and privilege Understand insidiousness of such dynamics (through experiential exercise) Practice interrupting oppression and privilege when we encounter it Make the links of this content to own site of practice Build core competencies for AOP-informed self- awareness and engagement
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Core Competencies 1. Awareness of context in the following areas: Self-awareness as embodied and socially located The issues challenging this community today and in history The larger discourse issues that influence how we understand people and their difficulties 2. Practice of deep self-reflection 3. Building lifelong commitments to unlearning racism & dominance 4. Ally skills 5. Methods to interrupt oppression
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Overview of today Pre-session review Learning the local context At minimum, review data from Burns Institute on your state’s DMC data, looking at history of disproportionality in different areas. http://www.burnsinstitute.org/state_map.php. Ideally, review poverty data for region for groups of different race & ethnicities and compare with 5 years ago Reading materials Morley – Teaching critical practice: Resisting structural domination through critical reflection Tatum – The complexity of identity: “Who am I?”
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Review of Webinar Conflict perspective – power imbalances at root of distress Accounts for distress much better (and in non- blaming ways) than psychosocial models Multi-level manifestations and multi-level interventions Better explain disparities Counter-cultural lens… this is a hard sell, particularly in the justice field
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AOP as applied to the RF context Service fragmentation… who wins & who loses? The more money is wasted and the more people are hurt More money expended Services that are not designed for the people who  are service users Our services are classed and raced (white, middle/upper  class)  Avenue of social control rather than social change Compliance and silence instead of liberation and increased  entitlement to voice and 
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Key Elements of Self-Awareness Influences our ability to empathize &  understand
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