The Trauma of Oppression

Discriminatory (in)actions rooted in oppression contribute to trauma, violence, and lack of feelings of belonging and community, regardless of intent. How can we increase our contextual awareness to be more accountable to our community and support a community culture of connection? This presentation aims to increase awareness of the impact of ongoing oppression, intergenerational trauma, and systemic oppression and how those experiences intersect with the embodied experience of the trauma of oppression. Attendees will also explore the difference between intent and impact. The presentation will also cover the role of accountability and the use of calling-in to address biases within ourselves and in relationships to be able to support making institutional and systematic changes.