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Collaborative Facilitation provides both theory and practice in running meetings that embrace inclusiveness, diversity and equality, and implementing boundaries that ensure these outcomes. Jen Hall and Tom Colley, in association with Getup’s pilot project, a Listening Tour on Climate Impacts, are running two workshops on facilitating exactly these sorts of meetings. The workshops will up-skill those who are participating as facilitators in the Listening Tour. They are also open to anyone interested in deeply collaborative ways of meeting. Attending both workshops is recommended but not essential.

This second workshop, Oppression & Group Relationships, looks at how societies, communities and groups are divided when oppression goes unaddressed. Practical tools that help heal these divisions will be shared through experiential processes. The workshop will develop understanding of the structural nature of oppression in its diverse forms (racism, sexism, classism, ableism, and the oppression of young people, LBQTI ….etc.) as well as doing personal healing work – both of which are necessary for people to work effectively together. We see this as critical work for constructive social change.

This workshop is based on work by Alima Adams and Karl Lam:

Alima Adams: Against Racism, Sexism And Oppression: Uniting Across Divisions To Solve Climate Change

Karl Lam: A framework for understanding exploitative societies

The workshop will take place at at the inner space in Katoomba, 20min walk from the station (address will be provided after registration). Please arrive shortly before 10am for a relaxed start.

The workshop is free of charge. People are welcome to make donations on the day. Jen and Tom will use donations to cover their costs in running this workshop and (if there’s enough) future workshops of a similar nature.

You can also register for the companion event here: https://events.humanitix.com/meetingwithequality20230302

These workshops are free of charge (if you like, you can make a donation on the day), but registration is essential! See the links above.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email or phone Tom or Jen:

Please feel free to forward this email invitation to others that might be interested, especially groups whose voices are not well-heard. We very much look forward to connecting with you again.


9 March, 2023
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM AEDT
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The Inner Space
0423 170 881


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The Inner Space
Katoomba, NSW Australia + Google Map

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