Do you participate in a community group or organization that could benefit from equity training? Does your group want to learn about marginalized groups, respectful, inclusive outreach and engagement, and resources to overcome equity challenges? We would love to connect with you to do a training for your organization. Check out our different training modules below to see what might best meet your needs!
TRUSU offers a variety of Community Equity Training Modules that raise awareness of systemic oppression and discrimination in society and equip participants with the tools they need to combat this oppression in their organizations and everyday lives. Community members have few opportunities to learn about equity, diversity, and inclusion and the content that does exist is usually not contextualized to our region/community or is very expensive. Each TRUSU equity training module is developed and delivered free of charge by students from the TRUSU Equity Committee to facilitate a positive and respectful learning environment – no matter where you or the members of your organization are on your equity journey! We strive to break down the discomfort around equity, diversity, and inclusion with an engaging peer-to-peer discussion approach.
Our goal is to connect with as many local organizations as possible to offer these training/learning opportunities to as many people as we can. We want to do our part to make progress towards the vision of a respectful and inclusive community for all regardless of who you are, what you look like, or what you believe. We hope to hear from you soon.
Our Available Community Equity Training Modules:
Module 1: An Introduction To Anti-Oppression (90 minutes)
This training will provide a beginner’s introduction to equity, diversity, and challenging oppression where participants will discuss:
- What is oppression and positionality in society?
- Who are marginalized groups?
- What is anti-oppression and why does it matter?
- How you can start practicing anti-oppression in everyday life?
- Where you can go for support with equity issues in the community?
At the end of the session participants can:
- Summarize the concepts of oppression and positionality in society
- Identify marginalized communities in our society
- Scrutinize their own positions of power, privilege, and marginalization
- Propose strategies for navigating incidences of discrimination or harm when they occur
- Recall community supports that they can go to for help
Module 2: An Introduction To Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response (90 minutes)
This training will provide a beginner’s introduction to preventing and responding to incidences of sexualized violence where participants will discuss:
- What is consent and how to practice it?
- What are boundaries in sexual relationships and how power can impact these boundaries?
- How to be an active bystander and what types of harmful online and face-to-face behaviors to look out for?
- How to support someone who has experienced sexualized violence and the potential barriers to disclosing sexualized violence?
- Where you can go for help with preventing or responding to sexualized violence in the community?
At the end of the session participants can:
- Define what consent is
- Describe 3 ways to practice consent
- Define what a relationship boundary is
- Describe how power can impact boundaries in a relationship
- Identify at least 2 examples of harmful in-person or online behaviours
- Describe 4 ways to be an active bystander
- Outline 5 ways to support someone who has experienced sexualized violence
- Explain 3 potential barriers to disclosing sexualized violence
|August 24, 2020||Intro. Anti-Oppression||TRU Residence Advisors|
|September 2, 2020||Intro. Anti-Oppression||TRU Peer Mentors|
|September 16, 2020||Intro. Anti-Oppression||City of Kamloops Community Development, Arts, Recreation, Staff|
|September 22, 2020||Intro. Anti-Oppression||Kamloops Arts Council|
|October 5, 2020||Intro. Anti-Oppression||Kamloops Boys and Girls Club|
|October 8, 2020||Intro. Anti-Oppression||Kamloops Society for Alcohol and Drug Services|
|October 22, 2020||Intro. Anti-Oppression||Kamloops Society for Community Inclusion: Managers|
|November 7, 2020||Intro. Sexual Violence Prevention and Response||TRUSU Clubs Leaders|
|December 5, 2020||Intro. Sexual Violence Prevention and Response||TRUSU Club Leaders and Students|
For more information contact:
Vice President Equity
About the Equity Committee
The TRUSU Equity Committee is a group of eight elected and appointed students who work to raise awareness about the systemic oppression of marginalized groups in society, and to challenge that oppression on campus.