Power and Privilege - for Non-Indigenous Supporters
Power and Privilege - For Non-Indigenous Supporters of Aboriginal Rights
When: January 31st 11am - 12.30
Where: Via zoom (link sent upon registration)
How much: By donation to Pay the Rent (optional)
A webinar on how to use power and privilege well in the context of supporting Aboriginal Rights, using experiential learning and peer education approaches.
Discussion topics include:
- Types and sources of power
- Understanding intersectionality with the "Wheel of Privilege"
- Addressing the tension of being an ally who benefits from colonisation
- Using our power and privilege to improve our allyship
For non-indigenous people who want to understand their power and privilege and how to use them well in support of Aboriginal Sovereignty and Reconciliation. For non-indigenous supporters of the Voice to Parliament whose commitment to making a difference is as strong as it is reflective.
- understanding our own power and privilege helps us be better allies
- because there are few places to talk about power and privilege
- because power and privilege are not bad in and of themselves
Facilitated by: Leadership Futurist, Tathra Street
Why I'm doing this webinar:
As a non-indigenous person myself, I believe it's important that we sort out our relationship to power and privilege to be better allies and be more mindful of our cultural baggage and cognitive biases and how they impact our well intentioned support. I supported the YES campaign for the 2023 Referendum and want to do whatever I can to support self-determination, social justice and reconciliation for Indigenous Australians. After the first Power and Privilege Webinar, held in November, this felt like the natural next step.
- I used to think about power and privilege in a way that left me feeling disempowered and guilty
- I have learned new ways to be with my power and privilege and want to teach what I am learning
- I used to think privilege was bad and that being 'underprivileged' was worse
- I used to think power equalled abuse of power and that being 'disempowered' was my own fault
- Now I focus on how to use my power and privilege for good and help others to do the same
- After the referendum, it made sense to me to explore power and privilege in this context
- I don't have all the answers, I am still learning and want to create space to explore these topics together
What this webinar is:
- A space to reflect on your own use of power and privilege in relation to being an ally
- A shared learning environment with a range of levels of understanding about Aboriginal history and the impact of colonisation
- An exploration of concepts that apply to areas where many of us are not aware of our impact
- An invitation to be open to seeing aspects of yourself that you may not have considered before
- Intended to support you to improve your impact with a focus on being an ally for Aboriginal Rights
What this webinar is NOT:
- A place for judgment, guilt and shame.
(Some of these feelings may be present and to keep the space productive and respectful we invite participants to be mindful of the impact of their words and actions)
- A place to learn about Aboriginal History and the ongoing impact of colonisation.
(Resources will be provided following the workshop as well as upon registration)
- Not intended for those who identify as First Nations, Indigenous or Aboriginal. Discussion may include topics that are not culturally safe.
This webinar is about providing space to talk about difficult topics as a way to improve our allyship and be more effective and respectful in our efforts to support Indigenous Sovereignty and Reconciliation.
What people say about Tathra...
- Tathra is an exceptional facilitator who is highly skilled at holding space and setting safe boundaries for sensitive and challenging conversations. I was privileged to experience this firsthand as a board director.
- Your facilitation style is lovely to be in the room for. I was made to feel safe in the tone and intention you set for the meeting.
- Working with Tathra has empowered me to articulate my value and grow professionally.
- Tathra Street demonstrated great skill and sensitivity in her facilitation of the workshop. She brought a quality of calm and alert presence to the room and was able to meet and hold the wide range of emotional expressions that emerged during the day. We were grateful for the professionalism and intelligence she brought as a facilitator.
Tathra Street is a white, queer, neurodivergent woman passionate about social justice and committed to changing the face of leadership. She has been working with marginalised communities To find out more find her on LinkedIn, Facebook or her very outdated website.
This webinar will not be recorded to protect the learning space and support participants to freely discuss challenging topics.