New Year New Skills for Liberation & Ending Oppression

Backbone Campaign is honored to present a 2-day training with Dr. Leticia Nieto, author of “Beyond Inclusion Beyond Empowerment.”Dr_Nieto.jpg

You are invited to join us for an engaging exploration of strategic interventions for anti-oppression. Leticia will present her models to analyze the complexities of power, rank, and status in interactions, with attention to social context.

Date: Friday, Jan 5 – Saturday, Jan 6 (Training starts at 9 am, Friday and concludes at 5 pm, Saturday.)
Location: NWCAC, Vashon Island (directions will be sent after registration)
Cost: Sliding Scale, $155-$500. Workshop fee includes a copy of Dr. Nieto’s book (a $70 value), meals; limited accommodations in shared sleeping space are available.

Register here.
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The training is designed to facilitate communication and empowerment. The focus is on clarifying the complexities of working across significant differences and on understanding the dynamics of oppression.  By participating, you will learn skills for designing more effective interventions in situations impacted by social differences.

About Dr. Nieto:
Dr. Leticia Nieto has been working for three decades with service providers in helping agencies, with community groups, and in learning communities, including higher education. She is a Professor in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program at Saint Martin’s University where she received the Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award in 2005.

She is a psychotherapist and teacher who applies her background in human development to anti-oppression education. She specializes in Psychodrama, Playback Theatre, and Theater of the Oppressed.

Her book, “Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone” analyzes the psychological dynamics of privilege and oppression. It offers readers ways to develop skills to promote social justice. She shares those ideas with groups in the Northwest and Internationally.

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