This small group workshop, co-facilitated by Michelle Dang and Naomi Barrett will challenge us to explore how we centre our ethics and creatively respond to power and privilege 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:
- Centring the people we are working with
- Honouring acts of resistance
- Attending to the intersections of privilege and oppression
- Building collective ways of responding
Morning tea and afternoon tea provided. BYO lunch (lots of cafes nearby).
Michelle Dang (she/her) is an educator, narrative therapist, supervisor and consultant dedicated to responding to intimate and state violence. Her commitment to anti-oppressive work stems from her experiences as a migrant settler, woman of colour and daughter of refugees. After 10 years of working in NGOs, Michelle launched Healing and Justice, an alternative practice focused on training community workers and activists and 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 Barrett (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 examines power and privilege. Naomi enjoys exploring creative ways to survive working within systems whilst resisting oppression and marginalisation.