A series of learning moments for organizations, a space to meet and learn from each other. In the coming year, ateliers/C hopes to create spaces for training and meaningful conversations, on a variety of themes. An opportunity to share new ideas, strategies or inspiring tools … and offer a space to meet and exchange knowledge.
These moments are offered free of charge by Centraide to groups funded by them and to COCo’s network. Ateliers/C is a Centraide initiative in partnership with the Center for Community Organizations (COCo).
17. Conflict and Racism: Creating inroads towards learning, healing, and transformation
What do the intersections of racism (and other axes of systemic oppression) and inter-personal conflict look like in the context of community work in Montreal? What does it look like from the perspective of individuals who experience these intersections? What does it look like at the scale of the organization?
This day-long workshop is based on the findings of the research of Conflit à l’oeuvre (CALO), a COCo-led community research and popular education project, funded by the Ministère d’éducation et enseignement supérieur (MEES). This workshop, a first prototype, will be delivered in two parts:
- The morning session will be dedicated to discussing themes and learnings arising from the research.
- The afternoon session will be spent doing a participatory mini-case study.
Leaning in through storytelling based on experiences of real people in the community sector that we will then attempt to deconstruct to: a) understand the various layers in which systemic oppression and conflict operate, and b) generate remedies and steps forward via anti-racist approaches.
Embedded in the half-day case study activity will be an opportunity to “dream” communities which accept the naturalness of conflict and strive to be accountable to dismantling legacies and behaviours stemming from systemic oppression. We extend this invitation to show you how our collective experiences and knowledge have coalesced into a rich narrative of struggle, healing, and transformative learning.
Visit the CALO webpage for more information about the project and resources.