This small group workshop, co-facilitated by Michelle Dang and Naomi Barrett will challenge us to explore how we address power, centre our ethics, and ‘walk our talk’ when working in contexts of social injustice.
Community workers are often operating in contexts of social injustice. We are interested in exploring and practicing creative ways workers can respond to these injustices whilst
* Centering ethics and people we are working with
* Addressing power and contesting neutrality
* Upholding collective accountability
* Witnessing acts of resistance
* Attending to the intersections of privilege and oppression
* Exploring less visible ways of responding
About the Presenters
Michelle (she/her) is a counsellor, supervisor and consultant, whose practice is informed by narrative therapy, anti-oppressive and social justice frameworks. She is a qualified social worker and narrative therapist with 10 years experience of direct work with survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence. As a migrant settler, she has a deep commitment to listening, decolonising and healing. Michelle is currently working in a alternative practice based in Brisbane which focuses on supporting people to respond to trauma and violence in a context of safety, dignity and social justice. For more info see www.healingandjustice.com.au
Naomi (she/her) is a social worker who has been working in the anti-violence community sector for over the last 12 years, most of this time working with survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence. She is interested in the ways people resist the violence they experience and the strategies of survival that have gotten them through times of struggle. Her engagement is informed by social justice, narrative practice and intersectional feminism. She is also committed to practices of self and collective accountability which examine power and privilege. Naomi enjoys exploring creative ways to survive working within the systems whilst resisting oppression and marginalisation.
Register by 3 May 2019. For inquiries, please contact Michelle at [email protected] | 0424 162 213