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September 23, 2021

Fundamentals of Anti-Oppression

Hosted by Arts BC

Co-presented by Arts BC and the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA). 

*Please note: This session is a pre-requisite to Disrupting Unconscious Bias (Oct 7).

Fundamentals of Anti-oppression dives deeper than your typical diversity and inclusion workshop. In this workshop, participants are given the opportunity to explore systemic oppression, social justice, privilege, identity and allyship through a variety of engaging activities. Through self-reflection, community- based inquiry, lessons from history and collaborative problem solving, participants gain the knowledge and skills to view the world through an anti- oppressive lens.

Names and email addresses collected by Arts BC for this event will be shared with our co-presenter the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA).

About the Presenter: Will Shelling is an Equity and Inclusion Strategist, academic, and avid home cook, living on the unceded, ancestral, and occupied lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Will's approach to social justice is both informed by his academic training and lived experience as a mixed race Black man. He loves applying data-driven policy analysis to situations to understand policy changes, usually coming to robust solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, where he studied political science and international relations, holding part-time work in human rights advocacy and at the UBC Equity and Inclusion office.

He currently studies at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at UBC, where he’s focusing on sustainable development and civil rights academically. You can often find him working on a new recipe in his kitchen, or at his workstation supporting institutional and community change.


ASL Interpretation will be provided.


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