July 10 WORKSHOP: Calling In and Resolving Conflict in Activist Communities

Monday July 10, 6-9pm

University Centre (UC) room 441, University of Guelph


Anti-oppression work must reside in a framework that is accessible, restorative and sustainable over time and space. This workshop will focus on practical ways to apply an anti-oppressive framework to conflict resolution through an intersectional lens in our everyday lives. We will explore power structures, the fluidity of our social location, and the operation of privilege and oppression within our diverse communities. Participants will leave this workshop learning that conflict is inevitable and can be healthy if dealt with properly, with tools to mediate disagreements between team members, increased knowledge of the art of ‘calling in’ instead of ‘calling out’ community members and with a 5 step guide on conflict resolution.

Facilitator’s Biography
Malissa Bryan comes from a specialized background in sociology with a focus on race, diversity, work, education, youth and political economy. She often takes a feminist intersectional approach when conducting academic research or volunteering within the community. She is currently working on a Ph.D. degree in sociology at the University of Guelph. Outside of academia, Malissa facilitates various levels of anti-oppression training using an interactive, intersectional and feminist framework.


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This workshop is the sixth in the Summer Institute series, which runs from June 19 to July 11.  For general information and the list of workshops, go to http://opirgguelph.org/2017/06/summer-institute/ or https://www.facebook.com/SummerInstituteGuelph/


Accessibility information:
– this workshop is FREE!
– the room is wheelchair accessible.
– there will be access to an accessible and gender-neutral washroom.
– Vegan and gluten-free snacks (but not a meal) will be provided – feel free to bring additional food for your break if you’d like.
– Child care is available upon request with 48 hours notice. Babies are welcome in the workshop.
– Handouts can be made available in alternative formats with advance notice.
– Bus tickets will be available at the workshop.
– Unfortunately we cannot offer ASL interpretation but please get in touch to talk about how we can make the workshop accessible to you in other ways.
* Please help us to ensure a scent-reduced space. Perfumes, fragrances, scented products and cigarette smoke can be barriers for facilitators and participants. For more information on how to eliminate and reduce scents please see

Please contact us with any other needs or questions!