Train the Trainer A - Professional Development for DEI Consultants & Equity Educators
Two Training Modules
The Artful Anti-oppressions is an intensive retreat “train the trainer” program presented exclusively by Arts Equity, Anti-oppression and Meaningful Inclusion Consultant Rania El Mugammar. The program is open by invitation only and runs in one-on-one sessions or intimate group of 3-5 participants. There are a total of fourteen (14) modules to choose from. Participants will schedule modules in collaboration with the facilitator and may set specific learning goals and mutually agreed upon outcomes.
All materials, readings and resources are included and covered in the course fees. The intensive may be completed consecutively or in multiple sessions.
- Anti-oppressive Practice for Equity Educators
- Groundwork module, which explores the principles of anti-oppressive practice and frameworks, and how to effectively educate about these topics and interrupt dominant culture systems and spaces.
2.Anti-oppressive Strategic Planning for Arts Based Organizations
- This module explores strategic planning considerations from a critical and opportunities oriented anti-oppression lens. The session is an overarching exploration of designing programs, policies and practices from a meaningfully inclusive and liberation oriented approach.
3.Setting and Evaluating Equity Goals
- This workshop looks at quantitative and qualitative methods for setting well informed equity goals and meaningful interventions.
4..Models for Effective Facilitation
- This module explores tools and tactics to effectively facilitating difficult conversations and arts based equity and liberation interventions within the arts and cultural sector.
5.Courageous Conversations and Empathy in Communications
- This module explores models for communicating with a critical analysis of the impact of oppression on language and with an aim of decolonizing communication with a focus on empathy. The module also covers navigating difficult conversations and moving through conflict and disagreement.
6.Contemporary Arts Institutions, Meaningful Inclusion and Paradigm Shifts
- This module focuses on fostering a culture of liberation and meaningful inclusion into the core of arts institutions through multilateral approaches that focus on human resources, leadership, planning and evaluation. This session moves beyond equity goals and explores liberation as a cultural paradigm shift.
7.Cultural Curation, Critique and Appropriation- Understanding the Cultural Order
- This module situates cultural appropriation, cultural dominance and curation within a context of structural violence. The session connects appropriative practices to historical contexts and economic mechanisms that amplify exclusion and eurocentrism and explores strategies for identifying, critiquing and addressing cultural appropriation and dominance.
8.Decolonizing the Work of Justice: Allyship, Solidarity and Liberation
- This module centres interdependence and intersectionality as the radical roots of liberatory models. The session examines and critiques colonial approaches to justice and problematizes the notion of allyship.
9.Knowing/Being: Decentering Whiteness
- This module examines ways in which activists, organizers, collectives and movements have internalized and centered whiteness in our creative, spiritual and justice based work. The session focuses on critical reflection on our approaches to knowledge, community building and worldviews.
10.Arts Based Approaches to Social Justice
- This module explores arts based interventions, interruptions and teach-ins as interconnected movements rather than moments. The session also explores the unique ways and predictable ways in which oppression manifests inside arts based organizations and the unique ways in which art is poised to address these issues.
11. Self Care and Critical Self Reflection
- This module explores the personal cost of doing the difficult work of challenging dominant cultures, and building social justice in interpersonal and professional contexts. The session reflects on self-care as a spiritual and physical practice that centres self accountability and growth as well as healing and connecting to ancestral trauma and knowledge.
12. Transformative Justice: Frameworks and Community Practices
- This module examines and reflects on transformative justice theory, frameworks, traditional contexts and community applications. The session explores transitioning from punitive justice in interpersonal and professional contexts to building a capacity for addressing harm that is rooted in empathy and collective accountability in ways that remain survivor centered and trauma informed.
13. Art and Activism: Critical Intersections
- This workshop looks at the social role of art in chronically excluded and oppressed communities as an avenue for healing and a critical opportunity for imagining and actualizing liberation.
14. Writing Ourselves to Freedom: Storytelling and Healing
- This module is an arts based session that focuses on poetry, prose, and oral storytelling as practices for articulating liberation and self/ancestral healing. The session explores notions of history and memory both as colonial constructs and tools for liberation.