Anti Oppressive Meeting Facilitation: Making Meetings Awesome for Everyone!

Sunday, April 6, 1-4PM

Inefficient and ineffective meetings can leave people feeling drained, exhausted or discouraged, rather than inspired and energized. Good meetings help build strong, effective organizations and successful projects. Even organizations with great meeting process inadvertently perpetuate barriers to full member participation and access to democratic process. This happens through group dynamics of power, privilege and oppression that often marginalize women, people of color, queer, trans and gender non-conforming folks, people with disabilities and those with limited access to the cultural cues that come with class privilege.

Whether or not you tend to act as facilitator at meetings you attend, building your facilitation skills will help you make your meetings better, more inclusive, and more fully democratic! In this workshop we will skill share meeting facilitation tools, from agenda building tips to addressing sticky situations. Beginners and pros are both welcome; come to develop new skills or strengthen the ones you have.

$10-30 sliding scale, no one turned away

*This space is wheelchair accessible, but the bathrooms are not — they are down some stairs. We are looking into sharing how close the nearest wheelchair accessible bathroom is, so stay tuned!*
In order to create a space where folks with chemical sensitivities can participate, please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or other scented products (including essential oils) and smoke far away from the entrance to the space. For info on how to support folks with multiple chemical sensitivities, visit:

AORTA is a collective of educators devoted to strengthening movements for social justice and a solidarity economy. We work as consultants and facilitators to expand the capacity of cooperative, collective, and community based projects through education, training and planning. We base our work on an intersectional approach to liberation because we believe that true change requires uprooting all systems of oppression.
Please email Jenna [] for questions or more information about this workshop!