In this training we hope to strengthen your analysis as we:
- Discuss the difference between sex and gender
- Reflect on gender socialization in American culture and explore the impact of messages we received based on our assigned gender at birth
- Gain understanding of gender binaries, gender spectrum, and gender identity choices
- Define sexism and gender oppression and share examples of how they can play out in different places/ways
- Identify and practice safe strategies to challenge gender boxes, sexism, and gender oppression and what allyship can look like
Facilitated by Molly Penke and Selena Velasco from Powerful Voices.
Molly Penke was lucky to grow up in the south end of Seattle. Her passion for social justice developed at a young age, influenced by her activist mom and through awareness on privilege and oppression and how they play out and affect diverse, complex communities differently. Her experience in organizing and working for social justice came from her work as a youth counselor, working with residents in affordable housing, and through her current gig at Powerful Voices where she is thrilled to be the Program Manager. Molly believes in fostering a holistic supportive community for staff and building a healthy office culture so that adult allies can serve youth to the fullest of their capacity. She enjoys reading, creative writing, singing if no one is listening, building relationships, keeping the peace, cooking, eating, and traveling.
Selena Velasco is a proud Chamorrita mother of color, an inter-sectional indigenous feminist, survivor, youth worker, community organizer, facilitator and activist who is very passionate about gender/race/social justice. She is a creative, enthusiastic, critical thinker, who loves to laugh, dance, write poetry, attend protests, and read feminist literature, while spending precious time with her loving child, partner and pit bull. She is committed to cultivating safer spaces for women of color to share/speak/manifest their truths!
Powerful Voices invites girls to realize their dreams, engage their communities, and shape a more just world. Since 1995, Powerful Voices has delivered innovative, evidence-based programs in public middle schools, through employment programs and case management, and in and out of the juvenile justice system. Recognizing the impact of economic, racial and gender disparities, our work centers on supporting girls most impacted by institutional oppression. As a result we reach out to young women of color, ages 12-18, that are living in low-income households
Youngstown’s Thelma DeWitty Theater
4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
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