As individuals and groups, we experience varying levels of privilege and power. Recognizing our relationship to institutionalized oppression can bring feelings of defensiveness, guilt, shame, rage, terror, and grief, among other emotions. How can we craft transformative pathways for these feelings to unfold in ways that deepen our collective healing, rather than taking away from it? What transformations can we unlock when we choose courage, creativity, and compassion? What do we, as individuals and communities, need in order to heal and thrive in a beautiful and broken world?
Oregon Humanities Conversation Project Facilitator Ridhi D’Cruz invites us to metabolize our participation in systems of oppression with vulnerability, forgiveness and empathy. This conversation may include hands-on activities.
This program is made possible with support from Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.