Sat, Feb 10|
Peer Space Holder Training ONLINE Feb-May 2024
Dismantling oppression, embracing responsibility, and enacting change.
Time & Location
Feb 10, 2024, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
About The Event
Hold space for discussions, round tables, and structured peer-led meeting groups. Organize demographic groups for unpacking privilege, embracing responsibility, and strategize how to bring more awareness to your communities.
Learn to be a Peer Space Holder and processing maven. Advance your practice by advancing your understanding of social justice, privilege and oppression. Learn to effectively be a space holder for peers doing the difficult work of processing systemic oppression. Embrace the important role of allyship by weaponizing your own privilege. Confidently turn conversations about race, class, gender, and other isms into meaningful connection rather than frustrating arguments. Strategize how to hold structured meeting groups in your community to build accountability long term.
Session 1: Saturday 10 Feb 12:00 pm-5:00 pm (5 hours)
Session 2: Sunday 11 Feb 1:00 pm-5:00 pm (4 hours)
Session 3: Wednesday 21 Feb 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hours)
Session 4: Wednesday 6 March 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hours)
Session 5: Saturday 16 March 1:00 pm-5:00 pm (4 hours)
Session 6: Wednesday 20 March 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hours)
Session 7: Wednesday 10 April 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hours)
Session 8: Saturday 20 April 1:00 pm-5:00 pm (4 hours)
Session 9: Wednesday 24 April 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hours)
Session 10: Wednesday 1 May 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hours)
Session 11: Saturday 18 May 12:00 pm-5:00 pm (5 hours)
Please aim to register by Jan 10 (No later than Jan 27)
40 Contact hours + homework and small group work.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Beyond the facilitated sessions together participants can expect to make time for journaling, reflection, between session homework as well time to connect and reflect in small groups.
• Accessible: $500
• General: $1,000
• Sustaining: $1,500
• Redistributive: $3,000 (pay it forward and help another participant's ability to partake. If you are able and keen to pay for more than one scholarship let us know.)
• Guest Pass (based on financial need - for those with little-to-no income)
• Payment Plan (choose this option, create a plan that will work for you and share it below)
• Custom: An amount that honors the value of the course based on your budget (share the amount with us below)
• * Participant witnesses (see description above on our event page)
How much should I pay for a sliding scale course?
Sliding scale takes into account your financial situation and circumstances when setting tuition. The higher end of the scale ($1,500) is intended for those with stable incomes and the ability to save. Your ability to support at the higher end allows the course to offer sliding scale tuition! The lower end of the scale ($500) is intended for students, and others who are getting by but don’t have much extra in their budget. If you find yourself between these two examples we suggest a mid-range rate ($1,000). For those with little-to-no income, especially in these difficult economic times, scholarships are available.
* Participant witnesses are those who feel they are entering the space with more experience living with marginalized identities. We recognize that for those in this role, sharing those lived experiences is deeply valuable, and requires more emotional labor. We honor that labor. It is always invited, never expected. As you sign up, please select the “participant witness” option in the registration form, and let us know what feels best for you to contribute from zero on up. We benefit from your added voice.
We like to remind everyone that all of our identities are intersectional - by this we mean that we are all a combination of our many identities (race, ethnicity, gender-identity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, immigration status, physical and mental ability, body type, body size, religion, political beliefs and etc.). Most of us are not fully marginalized or fully privileged in society. Most of us experience a combination of both privilege and marginalization as we move through life. We believe that all of us have something to gain from working on Allyship and delving into areas in which we are less aware.