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Workshop — Exploring Power & Privilege with Courage, Creativity, and Compassion

March 9 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST ,  Free – $25

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Workshop — Exploring Power & Privilege with Courage, Creativity, and Compassion 


Hold space for the tough feelings and learn how to emerge with a deeper understanding of ourselves, others and the more-than-human world.

As individuals and groups, we experience varying and multiple levels of privilege and power. Recognizing our relationship to oppression can bring feelings of guilt, shame, and grief. How can we hold space for these feelings while also creating conditions for new insights to emerge to deepen our understanding of each other and ourselves? Join facilitator Ridhi D’Cruz for a conversation to explore how we face and transform oppression in our everyday lives. This conversation will include audience participation and conversation.


During this virtual workshop we will explore how to:

  • collectively work towards demystifying the mechanisms of power and privilege within our day-to-day lives
  • facilitate co-creation of a compassionate and courageous container for us to metabolize our participation in oppression
  • support the carving of personal and interpersonal pathways for harnessing our creative potential and agency to work towards collective liberation
  • deepen connection to ourselves, to each other and the more-than-human world


Workshop Facilitator


Ridhi D'Cruz, Presenter

Ridhi D’Cruz

Ridhi (they/them) is a gender-queer person from South India who moved to Wapato Valley (Portland) in 2010. They have dedicated over a decade to designing community processes that cultivate shared senses of place. They know firsthand the deep healing they experience belonging to themself, to one another and to the more-than-human world. They believe this is especially true for folx inhabiting intersectional and targeted identities of race, gender, class, ability and more. As QTBIPOC, they believe that they have a birthright to belong. To be well. To reclaim their ancestral lifeways and to experience radical forms of care and support.

Ridhi is currently an Executive Director of a grassroots placemaking nonprofit organization City Repair Project, based in Wapato Valley, or Portland, OR – the ancestral lands of the Cathlamet, Molalla, Willamette, Multnomah, Clackamas, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Chinook and several other groups both recognized and unrecognized. They use their platform as a co-teacher for City Repair’s Urban Permaculture Design Course to decolonize white-led organizations and movements, especially the Permaculture and Placemaking movements. They have facilitated conversations on Power and Privilege through Oregon Humanities Conversation Project from 2018-2020 and continue to facilitate workshops and conversations in the area.


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Select a donation level below to register. Then you’ll receive an email about how to join on Zoom. This event will not be recorded, so don’t miss it! A portion of event proceeds will benefit the BIPOC Intentional Communities Fund.

Tuesday, March 9th from 46pm Eastern. See your local time.

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March 9
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
Free – $25

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