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Cultivating the Capacity to Intervene When Harm Happens: an exploration of microaggression interventions in Work That Reconnects spaces

Oct 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

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One event on Oct 3, 2021 at 11:00 am

$80 – $240

Saturday, October 2  from 11am-2pm ET

Sunday, October 3rd from 11am-2pm ET

Have you ever witnessed microaggressions while facilitating and not known what to do, or wished you had done something different?

Join Aravinda Ananda and Janna Diamond for this 6 hour workshop, split into two days, exploring approaches to addressing microaggressions. This is geared specifically to Work That Reconnects facilitators or people in the Work That Reconnects community who would like to explore and practice different approaches to being an active bystander. We will work with examples that have happened in Work That Reconnects workshops as a way to build capacity and skill for the next time microaggressions happen.

We will gather for 3 hours on Saturday October 2, and 3 hours on Sunday October 3 online using Zoom. During our time together we will explore ways to respond and intervene when harm happens with a particular focus on microaggressions.

This training has three components: first we will explore microaggressions, their impact, and approaches for intervening when they happen; next we will look at some of our internal conditioning and nervous system responses; and we will conclude with opportunities to practice interventions through role-plays.

About the facilitators:

Aravinda Ananda (she/they) is a social ecologist and author of the forthcoming book Living rEvolution.  Aravinda has 10 years of Work that Reconnects facilitation experience and for the past four years has been one of the main conveners of the Anti Oppression Resource Group which focuses on integrating undoing oppression approaches into Work That Reconnects facilitation. https://livingrevolution.net/

Janna Diamond (she/her) is a somatic practitioner working at the intersection of trauma healing, consciousness, and the climate crisis. Her work focuses on supporting people to cultivate inner resources for collective evolution. Janna has a private therapeutic practice, leads groups internationally, and has been facilitating WTR since 2015. www.jannadiamond.com


This workshop is limited to 16 participants. To register, please fill out this form.

Sliding scale $80-$240. Paying $240 helps support people who need to pay $80. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.



Oct 2, 2021
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
$80 – $240
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