OPIRG Guelph – “Calling In and Resolving Conflict in Activist Communities”

July 10, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

University Centre (UC)-University of Guelph

50 Stone Road East, Guelph, ON

Organized By

OPIRG Guelph


OPIRG Guelph

This workshop will be happening in Room 441 at the UC

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 PhD 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