Contrary to popular myth it is possible to understand and interrupt dynamics that create systems that oppress marginalized groups in our society.
In fact, diving into these dynamics with skill is necessary to become aware, less reactive and less easily manipulated in these times of great polarization within our communities.
Join Inner Activist faculty, Camille Dumond, and Conscious Use of Power alumni, Nada Elmasry, Tuesday September 12, 2017 from 7pm - 9pm for this special Vancouver event. We will focus on the freeing experience of learning together using play, movement, and creative expression to bring out our knowledge of what is and what is possible in this world we share.
Together we will:
- Explore how our socialization teaches us to overvalue some groups and undervalue others
- Learn how this plays out in our bodies, behaviours and experience of ourselves and others
- Begin to reclaim collective power and personal power to witness each other and our own deep experiences of the world
About the Facilitators:
Nada Elmsary is very passionate about working with and engaging newcomers to Canada, something she has been doing for several years now. Nada currently oversees the refugee and new canadian programs at SFU. Her portfolio includes supporting refugee students, in addition to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity work on campus. Nada is also part of the Fresh Voices Initiative of the Vancouver Foundation, which offers a way for racialized youth across B.C. to engage in dialogue and action to identify and remove barriers to their success. Nada completed the Inner Activist Conscious Use of Power training in 2015.
Camille Dumond has worked at the crossroads of healing and social justice for over 15 years. She currently supports refugee claimants as a group facilitator and trauma therapist with the Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture. Her passion and current training is in Process Oriented Psychology and Conflict Facilitation - learning to unfold the deepest experiences that arise not only in our bodies, emotions and psychology, but also in our communities, earth and the world. She holds Masters Degrees in Adult Education and Counselling Psychology. Camille is a member of the faculty team delivering Conscious Use of Power 2017.
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