Join The Inner Activist, hosted by the St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, for a session to learn skills to stay committed to your social justice activism and strategies for being effective and impactful in our social movements. This workshop is an introduction to the full Conscious Use of Power programme offered in February 2021.
We are delighted to be hosting Canadian NGO, The Inner Activist, for a taster learning session of their powerful and transformative work. This event is a forerunner of The Inner Activist’s full Conscious use of power programme that we will be hosting in February 2021. All events will be held online.
What skills do we need to stay committed to justice-seeking work?
What strategies do we need for being effective and impactful in our social movements?
Communities across the globe are grappling with pandemic and protest. We collectively find ourselves in a moment of radical transformation and sustainable action to demand a systemic and cultural end to the exploitative forces of systemic oppression. How will you #MeetThisMoment?
The fight is long and the road ahead requires courage. It is especially important at this time that the people who are committed to justice-seeking work are prepared with the skills and consciousness required to undo our internalized biases, navigate our relationships with accountability and compassion, and overcome our “fight, flight, freeze” responses. It is time to work through feelings of guilt and shame, transform our rightful rage into action for the purpose of showing up in ways that we are needed most in our social and environmental movements.
Join The Inner Activist, hosted by the St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, for a session to learn skills to stay committed to this work and strategies for being effective and impactful in our social movements. This workshop is a preliminary introduction to the upcoming Conscious Use of Power programs offered to audiences in the United Kingdom on February 2021.
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Please register for this event by clicking on this link.
For the purpose of equity and access, registration fees are on a sliding scale between £5-£25. We trust and honour your self-determination in selecting an amount that fits your needs and reflects your financial capacity to compensate for BIPOC led work.
Natasha has worked as a counselor and therapist in Canada, the UK and around the world primarily with clients who experienced oppression and marginalization. Her own lived experiences led to her work in social justice focusing not only on internal change, but also external and systemic change. She currently works as a consultant and facilitator in all areas of diversity, social justice, equity, and inclusion including UBC’s Centre for Intercultural Communication, the Justice Institute of BC’s Department of Counseling and Community Safety and Vancouver’s Aboriginal Healing Centre.
Jackie has been a social justice activist for 40 years in the women’s, labour and political action movements. In recent years she integrated a deep ecological perspective into her work. For nine years, Jackie has co-facilitated (with Maggie Zeigler) “Reconnecting to Life/The Work That Reconnects” Workshops which help us to explore our deepest feelings about our troubled world, to rediscover our capacity for joy and to re-create our human ecological relationship with all of life. In 2006, she left her 13-year job as Education Coordinator for the BC Nurses Union and continues to design and facilitate leadership development, strategic planning, facilitation skills and other courses. She works primarily with unions, community groups and in the health care sector.
Our mission is to co-create a learning space that develops compassionate, reflective and responsive leadership in individuals and communities, supporting leaders to skillfully navigate emotions, conflict, power and difference grounded in a commitment to social justice, diversity and equity. Our vision is a world where individual and collective leadership is based on justice and sustainability for all people, communities and the Earth; leadership that is self-aware, compassionate, collaborative, courageous, empowered and accountable. https://www.inneractivist.com
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St Ethelburga’s is a ‘maker of peace-makers’. We inspire and equip individuals and communities to contribute, in their own particular contexts, to activating a global culture of peace.