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UBC Okanagan Online Fundamentals of Anti-Oppression is a Course

Fundamentals of Anti-Oppression

Started Jun 4, 2021

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Full course description

Fundamentals of Anti-Oppression dives deeper than your typical diversity and inclusion workshop. In this workshop, participants are given the opportunity to explore systemic oppression, social justice, privilege, identity and allyship through a variety of engaging activities. Through self-reflection, community- based inquiry, lessons from history and collaborative problem solving, participants gain the knowledge and skills to view the world through an anti- oppressive lens. To support the Capacity Building goal in the Inclusion Action Plan, this workshop is being offered to staff and faculty  to increase opportunities for equity, diversity and inclusion education and  training to enhance institutional and individual capacities and skills.

We are pleased to be hosting this workshop delivered by Bakau Consulting Inc. (formerly Cicely Blain Consulting). Bakau Consulting is a full-service equity, inclusion and anti-racism consulting company based in Canada, with a global, intersectional approach. Through engaging activities, reflective prompts, a’ha moments, and skill-building perspectives, workshops give participants the tools to apply learnings in all aspects of their lives.


Who is this workshop for?

UBC Okanagan Staff, Faculty and People Leaders 



The Zoom link for the event will be in the Canvas course.


Date, Time and Location:

June 30, 2021 at 12:30-2:30 via Zoom


Your Facilitator:

Will Shelling he/him

Equity & Inclusion Strategist (education)

About Will:

Will Shelling is an Equity and Inclusion Strategist, academic, and avid home cook, living on the unceded, ancestral, and occupied lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. His approach to social justice is both informed by his academic training and lived experience mixed race Black man. He loves applying data-driven policy analysis to situations to understand policy changes, usually coming to robust solutions. 


This workshop is being hosted by UBCO Workplace Health and Wellbeing in partnership with the Equity and Inclusion Office and Workplace Learning & Engagement and is made possible through an Equity Enhancement Fund.


Keywords: ONCS, WG, DYIN