Joy

Women in the Workplace: Supporting Each Other for Liberation

Based on Joy’s TedTalk: From Sabotage to Support: Women liberating women in the workplace, we discuss how women sabotage each other under a patriarchal system and how to better support each other in the workplace. This is open for all genders as this can be informative for all. Objectives:  In this workshop, we will examine how women …

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Tier 1: Workshop on Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

This workshop actively engages participants to evaluate the way we are socially constructed and how that plays into our daily experiences with others. This workshop examines not only how we are socially constructed through macro factors like race, class, gender, age, ability etc. but also how we might hinder our working relationships based on these …

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Tier 2: Workshop on Interrupting and Engaging in Hard Conversations

This workshop can be used as a stand alone or a Tier 2 springboarding off the first workshop about implicit bias and microaggressions. This workshop provides opportunities for participants to engage in understanding steps and tools for engaging in real- life scenarios to interrupt bias and microaggressions when they come up. This helps participants start …

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Storytelling to Deconstruct Bias in Ourselves and Others

Stories are a deep part of how meaning is attached to the way we move through  the world. Examining our attachment to our stories can be traumatic, healing and ultimately transformative. In this discussion based workshop, participants will create a story map describing parts of their lives where they experienced the most socialization around their …

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Developing a Positive White Identity

Based off the reading, “Developing a Positive White Identity” by the Unitarian Universalist Association, we will examine how white privilege still pervades social justice movements and allyships in subtle and implicit ways. Examining the white progressive lens of power and privilege in a politically divisive climate is paramount in disentangling ourselves from our complicity in …

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Joy Wiggins Bringing Equity and Inclusion Education to Whatcom County

WhatcomTalk- I am featured in WhatcomTalk, promoting equity and inclusion in Whatcom County, Washington. I am passionate about working with and supporting local businesses and working sustainably as much as I can. I’m also proud to be working with Sustainable Connections, where they promote local businesses with programs like zero waste, local food vendors and farms and …

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racial privilege

Q&A: Question from students about what to do with our Privilege

What do we do with our privilege? With our privilege, how do we become an ally for underrepresented individuals? You seek to understand how your privilege further oppresses others and seek to educate yourself every single day to decolonize your mind and actions. Simultaneously, seeking to educate others through meaningful (not preachy or condescending) dialogue. …

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