Wayfinding Academy, 8010 N Charleston Ave, Portland, OR 97203, USA

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8010 N Charleston Ave
Portland
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OR
97203
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US

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Past Events

Tuesday
Jan
31
2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
A Moment of Possiblity: Leveraging Difference for Collective Action Together, we can figure out actions to heal, but first we must better apprehend the connections between Trump’s rhetoric of division and other ideologies within our society. Four weeks, $150 || Space is limited to 25 students. Trump’s campaign and election revealed the core tensions in our dominant culture: gender + race hatreds, class privilege, class war and corporate impunity. The 2016 election season brought these tensions to life outside rhetoric, and now they are ours to bear--but they always were. What’s different is that we are now living in a moment of rage, pain, and opportunity: the opportunity to better redress the widespread hurt in our society and to talk, work + act across our differences. Together, we can figure out actions to heal, but first we must better apprehend the connections between Trump’s rhetoric of division and other ideologies that float around, alive and well, in our society. We must remember histories. We must provide context. Through it all, we must talk to one another, think together + act. In this course, we will create a frame + an explanation for why we seem so divided as a people. We will make connections between hate ideologies and the shifting landscape of the U.S. and politics in order to articulate, assemble, and act. Let’s turn our confusion into clarity, and our collective pain into collective action. Course Goals: Learning + doing deep inquiry with those who see things differently Identifying a narrative of difference that divides us, and working to counter it Using a values base to create a way forward along the lines of y/our highest goals--action on climate change, community action on race relations, sharing feminisms, moving beyond gender, toxic masculinity, etc. “This is an extraordinary course that I would recommend to anyone. The reading was relevant, of extraordinary quality, and perfect for the course. The participants were committed, passionate and informed.” — Student from Christine's course, How to Ally with Portland's Urban Native Americans Week 1: Talking Across Our Differences. Learning How to Argue Difference can be a powerful thing, and we need to learn how to argue using real conversation and dialogue. The best of our social movements have engaged argument + dialogue in powerful ways to create change. In Week 1, we’ll define + explore different approaches to participatory democracy, as well as an approach to talking across identified differences in the public sphere + in community. Week 2: Toxic Masculinity. Looking at Racism + Misogyny in Our Own Yard An overview of the concept of Toxic Masculinity as it perpetuates Misogyny, and Racisms. Thinking about the way narratives emerge in our silence, our selves + our community, and what to do about it. Week 3: Racism/s, Age Old Ideologies + Change A look at the concept of White Fragility: where it shows up for us and/or the price we pay accommodating it. Week 4: Clarifying the Differences + Tensions and Making an Effective Action Plan Now that you’ve thought about what divides us and how, what are you best and highest efforts to create a shift? Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D., is a writer, teacher, and Tribal citizen. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.
Tuesday
Jan
24
2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
A Moment of Possiblity: Leveraging Difference for Collective Action Together, we can figure out actions to heal, but first we must better apprehend the connections between Trump’s rhetoric of division and other ideologies within our society. Four weeks, $150 || Space is limited to 25 students. Trump’s campaign and election revealed the core tensions in our dominant culture: gender + race hatreds, class privilege, class war and corporate impunity. The 2016 election season brought these tensions to life outside rhetoric, and now they are ours to bear--but they always were. What’s different is that we are now living in a moment of rage, pain, and opportunity: the opportunity to better redress the widespread hurt in our society and to talk, work + act across our differences. Together, we can figure out actions to heal, but first we must better apprehend the connections between Trump’s rhetoric of division and other ideologies that float around, alive and well, in our society. We must remember histories. We must provide context. Through it all, we must talk to one another, think together + act. In this course, we will create a frame + an explanation for why we seem so divided as a people. We will make connections between hate ideologies and the shifting landscape of the U.S. and politics in order to articulate, assemble, and act. Let’s turn our confusion into clarity, and our collective pain into collective action. Course Goals: Learning + doing deep inquiry with those who see things differently Identifying a narrative of difference that divides us, and working to counter it Using a values base to create a way forward along the lines of y/our highest goals--action on climate change, community action on race relations, sharing feminisms, moving beyond gender, toxic masculinity, etc. “This is an extraordinary course that I would recommend to anyone. The reading was relevant, of extraordinary quality, and perfect for the course. The participants were committed, passionate and informed.” — Student from Christine's course, How to Ally with Portland's Urban Native Americans Week 1: Talking Across Our Differences. Learning How to Argue Difference can be a powerful thing, and we need to learn how to argue using real conversation and dialogue. The best of our social movements have engaged argument + dialogue in powerful ways to create change. In Week 1, we’ll define + explore different approaches to participatory democracy, as well as an approach to talking across identified differences in the public sphere + in community. Week 2: Toxic Masculinity. Looking at Racism + Misogyny in Our Own Yard An overview of the concept of Toxic Masculinity as it perpetuates Misogyny, and Racisms. Thinking about the way narratives emerge in our silence, our selves + our community, and what to do about it. Week 3: Racism/s, Age Old Ideologies + Change A look at the concept of White Fragility: where it shows up for us and/or the price we pay accommodating it. Week 4: Clarifying the Differences + Tensions and Making an Effective Action Plan Now that you’ve thought about what divides us and how, what are you best and highest efforts to create a shift? Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D., is a writer, teacher, and Tribal citizen. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.
Tuesday
Jan
17
2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
A Moment of Possiblity: Leveraging Difference for Collective Action Together, we can figure out actions to heal, but first we must better apprehend the connections between Trump’s rhetoric of division and other ideologies within our society. Four weeks, $150 || Space is limited to 25 students. Trump’s campaign and election revealed the core tensions in our dominant culture: gender + race hatreds, class privilege, class war and corporate impunity. The 2016 election season brought these tensions to life outside rhetoric, and now they are ours to bear--but they always were. What’s different is that we are now living in a moment of rage, pain, and opportunity: the opportunity to better redress the widespread hurt in our society and to talk, work + act across our differences. Together, we can figure out actions to heal, but first we must better apprehend the connections between Trump’s rhetoric of division and other ideologies that float around, alive and well, in our society. We must remember histories. We must provide context. Through it all, we must talk to one another, think together + act. In this course, we will create a frame + an explanation for why we seem so divided as a people. We will make connections between hate ideologies and the shifting landscape of the U.S. and politics in order to articulate, assemble, and act. Let’s turn our confusion into clarity, and our collective pain into collective action. Course Goals: Learning + doing deep inquiry with those who see things differently Identifying a narrative of difference that divides us, and working to counter it Using a values base to create a way forward along the lines of y/our highest goals--action on climate change, community action on race relations, sharing feminisms, moving beyond gender, toxic masculinity, etc. “This is an extraordinary course that I would recommend to anyone. The reading was relevant, of extraordinary quality, and perfect for the course. The participants were committed, passionate and informed.” — Student from Christine's course, How to Ally with Portland's Urban Native Americans Week 1: Talking Across Our Differences. Learning How to Argue Difference can be a powerful thing, and we need to learn how to argue using real conversation and dialogue. The best of our social movements have engaged argument + dialogue in powerful ways to create change. In Week 1, we’ll define + explore different approaches to participatory democracy, as well as an approach to talking across identified differences in the public sphere + in community. Week 2: Toxic Masculinity. Looking at Racism + Misogyny in Our Own Yard An overview of the concept of Toxic Masculinity as it perpetuates Misogyny, and Racisms. Thinking about the way narratives emerge in our silence, our selves + our community, and what to do about it. Week 3: Racism/s, Age Old Ideologies + Change A look at the concept of White Fragility: where it shows up for us and/or the price we pay accommodating it. Week 4: Clarifying the Differences + Tensions and Making an Effective Action Plan Now that you’ve thought about what divides us and how, what are you best and highest efforts to create a shift? Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D., is a writer, teacher, and Tribal citizen. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.
Tuesday
Jan
10
2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
A Moment of Possiblity: Leveraging Difference for Collective Action Together, we can figure out actions to heal, but first we must better apprehend the connections between Trump’s rhetoric of division and other ideologies within our society. Four weeks, $150 || Space is limited to 25 students. Trump’s campaign and election revealed the core tensions in our dominant culture: gender + race hatreds, class privilege, class war and corporate impunity. The 2016 election season brought these tensions to life outside rhetoric, and now they are ours to bear--but they always were. What’s different is that we are now living in a moment of rage, pain, and opportunity: the opportunity to better redress the widespread hurt in our society and to talk, work + act across our differences. Together, we can figure out actions to heal, but first we must better apprehend the connections between Trump’s rhetoric of division and other ideologies that float around, alive and well, in our society. We must remember histories. We must provide context. Through it all, we must talk to one another, think together + act. In this course, we will create a frame + an explanation for why we seem so divided as a people. We will make connections between hate ideologies and the shifting landscape of the U.S. and politics in order to articulate, assemble, and act. Let’s turn our confusion into clarity, and our collective pain into collective action. Course Goals: Learning + doing deep inquiry with those who see things differently Identifying a narrative of difference that divides us, and working to counter it Using a values base to create a way forward along the lines of y/our highest goals--action on climate change, community action on race relations, sharing feminisms, moving beyond gender, toxic masculinity, etc. “This is an extraordinary course that I would recommend to anyone. The reading was relevant, of extraordinary quality, and perfect for the course. The participants were committed, passionate and informed.” — Student from Christine's course, How to Ally with Portland's Urban Native Americans Week 1: Talking Across Our Differences. Learning How to Argue Difference can be a powerful thing, and we need to learn how to argue using real conversation and dialogue. The best of our social movements have engaged argument + dialogue in powerful ways to create change. In Week 1, we’ll define + explore different approaches to participatory democracy, as well as an approach to talking across identified differences in the public sphere + in community. Week 2: Toxic Masculinity. Looking at Racism + Misogyny in Our Own Yard An overview of the concept of Toxic Masculinity as it perpetuates Misogyny, and Racisms. Thinking about the way narratives emerge in our silence, our selves + our community, and what to do about it. Week 3: Racism/s, Age Old Ideologies + Change A look at the concept of White Fragility: where it shows up for us and/or the price we pay accommodating it. Week 4: Clarifying the Differences + Tensions and Making an Effective Action Plan Now that you’ve thought about what divides us and how, what are you best and highest efforts to create a shift? Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D., is a writer, teacher, and Tribal citizen. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.
Tuesday
Jan
3
2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
A Moment of Possiblity: Leveraging Difference for Collective Action Together, we can figure out actions to heal, but first we must better apprehend the connections between Trump’s rhetoric of division and other ideologies within our society. Four weeks, $150 || Space is limited to 25 students. Trump’s campaign and election revealed the core tensions in our dominant culture: gender + race hatreds, class privilege, class war and corporate impunity. The 2016 election season brought these tensions to life outside rhetoric, and now they are ours to bear--but they always were. What’s different is that we are now living in a moment of rage, pain, and opportunity: the opportunity to better redress the widespread hurt in our society and to talk, work + act across our differences. Together, we can figure out actions to heal, but first we must better apprehend the connections between Trump’s rhetoric of division and other ideologies that float around, alive and well, in our society. We must remember histories. We must provide context. Through it all, we must talk to one another, think together + act. In this course, we will create a frame + an explanation for why we seem so divided as a people. We will make connections between hate ideologies and the shifting landscape of the U.S. and politics in order to articulate, assemble, and act. Let’s turn our confusion into clarity, and our collective pain into collective action. Course Goals: Learning + doing deep inquiry with those who see things differently Identifying a narrative of difference that divides us, and working to counter it Using a values base to create a way forward along the lines of y/our highest goals--action on climate change, community action on race relations, sharing feminisms, moving beyond gender, toxic masculinity, etc. “This is an extraordinary course that I would recommend to anyone. The reading was relevant, of extraordinary quality, and perfect for the course. The participants were committed, passionate and informed.” — Student from Christine's course, How to Ally with Portland's Urban Native Americans Week 1: Talking Across Our Differences. Learning How to Argue Difference can be a powerful thing, and we need to learn how to argue using real conversation and dialogue. The best of our social movements have engaged argument + dialogue in powerful ways to create change. In Week 1, we’ll define + explore different approaches to participatory democracy, as well as an approach to talking across identified differences in the public sphere + in community. Week 2: Toxic Masculinity. Looking at Racism + Misogyny in Our Own Yard An overview of the concept of Toxic Masculinity as it perpetuates Misogyny, and Racisms. Thinking about the way narratives emerge in our silence, our selves + our community, and what to do about it. Week 3: Racism/s, Age Old Ideologies + Change A look at the concept of White Fragility: where it shows up for us and/or the price we pay accommodating it. Week 4: Clarifying the Differences + Tensions and Making an Effective Action Plan Now that you’ve thought about what divides us and how, what are you best and highest efforts to create a shift? Christine Dupres (Cowlitz/Cree), Ph.D., is a writer, teacher, and Tribal citizen. She is the author of Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity (University of Washington Press). She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon.