Session materials from “Beyond Call-outs: Deepening Anti-Oppression Activism,” presented by Nico White at NASCO Institute 2016.
You’ve banned oppressive speech from your house, you’ve hosted informative social justice workshops, yet your co-op is still plagued with inequality. What gives? This presentation will explore deeply rooted forms of oppression that are more difficult to identify and “call out.” We will examine the causes and symptoms of power imbalances in cooperative spaces, and work to develop solutions that emphasize collective growth and empowerment. This session will focus on scientifically tested and proven ways of reducing prejudice, redistributing power, and promoting inclusivity.