Unpacking Oppression 101: REGISTER NOW!



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We are proud to announce that PDSA will be hosting the second annual Unpacking Oppression two-day workshop on Sunday, April 12th from 12-7pm and Wednesday, April 15th from 8:15-10:15pm.


Workshop Details:

During this two-day workshop, students will participate in rich, facilitated dialogue about the intersectionality of identities, privilege, power and oppression. This free workshop will provide us with the space to:

  • Share our voices and experiences in order to build community and a space to hold and be held accountable.

  • Learn about ourselves and others, in addition to systems of oppression and how they play out within our school community.

  • Challenge ourselves to think more about these lessons and to take them out of the room and into our daily lives as students and social workers.

The curriculum of Unpacking Oppression has been developed by a team of CSSW students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and other members of the community in partnership with the Professional Development and Self-Awareness (PDSA) program.


Lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided on April 12th.


Event Registration:

Please register using the following link:

Please note: The workshop will take place on both Sunday, April 12th from 12-7pm and Wednesday, April 15th from 8:15-10:15pmWe ask participants to attend BOTH sessions.  

Thank you! We look forward to seeing many of you at Unpacking Oppression 101!

Note on the Date Change:

You may have noticed that the Unpacking Oppression event was originally listed on March 8th and 11th. We have changed the date of the workshop to support the Beyond the Bars Conference, which is an university-wide conference, co-hosted by CSSW’s Criminal Justice Caucus. It brings together experts to discuss current concerns and developments in the criminal justice system. Given the high popularity of this event, we’d like to encourage as many students to attend as possible without feeling conflicted about Unpacking Oppression.