Brought to you by the now defunct but amazing youth-led organization, AVNU and funded through the equally awesome organization Artreach, Artful Anti-Oppression is a thorough guide to cultivating equity principles and practices using an anti-oppression approach. It’s a highly accessible toolkit that explains the anti-oppression approach and proposes that these practices be woven into personal and social values. The guide is particularly unique because it is infused with transformative art exercises to help the reader learn about, express and practice anti-oppression both in an individual and a group context. You can find it in 3 parts:
Key topics covered in the toolkit:
v1 Power and privilege
v1 Indigeneity & Decolonization
v2 Race & Anti-Racism
v2 Biological Sex & Feminism
v2 Gender & Gender Freedom
v2 Sexuality & Antip-Homophobia
v3 Ability & Disability Justice
v3 Class & Classism
v3 Allyship & Accountability
The toolkit is capped off with a great glossary of key terms and a bibliography to guide you towards further reading. This is one of the most accessible and highly readable anti-oppression guides I’ve come across.
ps - if you’ve used this toolkit, we’d love to hear about it. Did you have a favourite exercise? Are there pieces you found particularly helpful?
ppps - I am actually on vacation right now and my incredible colleague @IOpara is hosting this hub while I’m away. He’s our actual strategy lead around all things equity, diversity & inclusion and is a wealth of knowledge on the subject!