The contributions of the global community to the process of undoing oppression within the WTR are essential. If you have a project or a working group that we could highlight here, please let us know.
To engage in dialogue with your fellow WTR facilitators and community members about the dismantling of oppression within our practices and community, please join us in the Undoing Oppression group on the WTR Network Forum. We look forward to meeting you there.
If you are newer to this conversation and topic, please read through this glossary of language for navigating systems of oppression. Also see Sarah Nahar’s article for the August 2017 special issue of Deep Times journal in which she introduces the language of “intersectionalization” of the Work That Reconnects. Having shared understanding around language is essential as we engage in these important conversations.
For a history and context of how systems of oppression have been perpetuated within the WTR and the efforts taken within our community to dismantle these systems and move toward greater accountability, please read this document, written in 2018 by the US-based Anti-Oppression Resource Group.
The Anti-Oppression Resource Group is an ongoing meeting of WTR facilitators for sharing support and resourcing in their ongoing evolution with integrating an undoing oppression approach into their Work That Reconnects facilitation. This group has worked on a number of Anti-Oppression resources for the wider WTR community. See some of their resources below and click through to learn more…
The Music As Medicine Project is oriented to centering BIPOC activists, organizers, healers, and educators. At our core, we seek to uplift and support all marginalized folks with access to the healing spaces and transformative experiences we offer. Learn more…
More groups and projects coming soon!
If you are registered as a Facilitator Member with the Network you are also invited to submit adaptations or new WTR practices that specifically address oppression or are written in a way that explicitly invites inclusion and uplifts healthy dynamics of power and sovereignty. Please log in to your member account and select “Submit a Resource.”