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Liberation

“I have come to see that violence against other living things is oppression, just as I have come to see that oppression is violence”. Oppression Oppression is when anyone regardless of their race, gender, class, age etc imposes their will against another through acts that are harmful–physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually. This also plays out at a societal level where institutions use their power to exploit, deceive, enslave or imprison. To me all of these are an abuse of power. Recognizing our own oppressive behaviors and the oppressive behaviors in our community institutions is an important first step in developing into healthy, freer individuals and communities. Developing practices that liberate can build strong and powerful communities. Working toward the...

Liberation
posted on: Nov 28, 2012 | author: organizingforpower

Anti-Oppression Resources & Exercises...

Articles & Tips Anti-Oppression Principles and Practices White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, by PeggyMcIntosh A Community Builders Toolkit: Tools for Creating Healthy, Productive Interracial/Multicultural Communities, 40 pages Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture, by Tema Okun Understanding White Supremacy, by Frances E. Kendall Tools for White Guys who are Working for Social Change… and Other People Socialized in a Society Based on Domination, by Chris Crass The Role of White People in Ending Racism White Protesters, Black Cops: A Reality Check from Training for Change, by Barbara Smith Healing from the Effects of Internalized Oppression, from the Community Tool Box To Equalize Power Among Us – tips for keeping your privilege in check from Tools for Change Creating...

posted on: May 13, 2009 | author: organizingforpower