Sister Outsider Presents: How We See Things – Uncovering Stereotypes and Bias

Thursday, April 23, 2015

12pm-2pm

Portland State University-Women’s Resource Center

1802 SW Montgomery

Privilege and oppression insist on the degradation of certain identities and ways of being. This degradation is a process of “othering;” it asserts that if you do not fit neatly within social constructs then you do not belong or are less than. We will focus on how perception, stereotypes and bias work to inform our view of ourselves and the world around us. We will deconstruct our relationship to identity, explore media bias, and uncover explicit and implicit forms of oppression. This workshop expands the conversation of what it means to be regarded as an other, discusses visibility, and invites us to reclaim and celebrate our identities. For more information on Sister Outsider, see their website http://www.sisteroutsiderpoetry.com/ For more information please contact Virginia at vmartin@pdx.edu.

This event is sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, Queer Resource Center, PCC WRC, Educational Activities Speaker’s Board, and the Student Alliance for Sexual Safety.

ADA Access to SAAM Events – http://www.pdx.edu/wrc/ada-access-to-saam-events

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