HSABC & BCPRC Anti-Oppression Workshop Series II: Anti-Oppression 102

January 25, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Many enter non-profit and social services work to make a difference for marginalized people. But how do we make sure our good intentions translate to lasting, meaningful change? And how can we ensure we aren’t recreating or upholding harmful systemic oppressions for the people we serve or with our colleagues? This workshop will help you spot and disrupt destructive social services and non-profit work patterns, like racism, ableism, sexism, and cis-hetero-sexism. Don’t worry if you don’t know what that all means; you will by the end of this session.


Chanelle Tye is an equity and inclusion collaborator and facilitator who specializes in anti-racism and LGBTQ2S+ inclusion. Her humour and commitment to engaging participant participation ensure safe learning environments for novices and experts in social justice issues. She brings a deep knowledge of the dynamics of power and privilege within educational, corporate, and institutional contexts. Chanelle has a Master of Education in Equity Studies from Simon Fraser University, focusing on improving organizational equity, diversity, and inclusion training outcomes. With ten years of experience as an out queer public school teacher, she was recently the Provincial Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI) Education Lead with British Columbia’s Ministry of Education. Currently, she partners with a gaggle of equity and inclusion specialists to educate about bringing justice to an unjust world. FUN FACTS: Since the beginning of the pandemic, I can count on one hand how many times I have worn pants without an elastic waist. I even have a pair of “going out” sweatpants. They are very fashion-forward. I never intend on going back to regular pants post-pandemic. Area of growth: I am so bad at keeping tomato plants alive. Also, sage seems to die in my presence. How rude.



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