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Workshop Training or Seminar


YWCA of Greater Portland 1111 SW 10th Ave

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What are Systems of Oppression and how are they linked to GBV? How do we recognize them? We have to understand the systems before we can understand how to dismantle them.

1. Capitalism and White Supremacy – how they foster GBV and how to recognize them in everyday interactions


2. Imperialism/Colonization and White Supremacy – how they foster GBV and how to recognize them in everyday interactions.


3. Patriarchy and White Supremacy – how they foster GBV and how to recognize them in everyday interactions.


4. How Male Identified people can be allies – how to show up, be effective and ACCOUNTABLE.


End: The root of all systems of oppression. Tips for how to stay on track, not be burned out, and continue this work for the long term.


The trainer is a well-known community organizer based the Pacific Northwest region. She is of Indian Hindu descent and has been a climate and social justice activist since she was a teenager, witnessing and feeling deeply environmental and social problems around the world. As an eighteen-year-old student climate activist in 2000, she protested at The Hague during the COP6 when President George W. Bush’s delegates walked out and the talks collapsed. She realized then that we couldn’t wait for elected officials to fix the climate crisis. In the years since, she has worked as a writer and activist to inspire a change of values within the people.


This workshop fulfills a requirement for 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training



– A lift is located on the north side of the building (on Belmont St) – A ramp is located in the parking lot on the south side of the building – Ramp and lift entrances are equipped with ADA door openers – All 3 levels of the building have elevator access – Gender specific restrooms on the main level are ADA accessible and equipped with automated doors – Gender neutral restroom on the lower level is ADA accessible and equipped with an automated door – Possibility to adjust lightning in the training room


For any questions or requests, please contact [email protected] or (503) 294-7395.



Contact us! If you have already purchased your complete 40- hour Domestic Violence Advocate training package please email us your desired workshop, name and phone number at: [email protected].  Please contact us if you need anything to fully or easily participate. We welcome you and want to work with you so you can be here. We offer a sliding fee scale or work trade option if finances are a barrier.


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