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PRE-CONFERENCE Anti-Oppression 201: Practical Allyship and Interruptions

May 8, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Location Address: 

303 W North River Dr, Spokane, WA 99201

Intended Audience: 

This training is intended for those working in the sexual assault field. WCSAP gives priority to OCVA sexual assault grantees and WCSAP members.


Registration is Closed!

This 6-hour training builds on the anti-oppression workshop we provided for WCSAP membership in May 2016. After reviewing foundational anti-oppression theory, we’ll explore framing and strategies for practical allyship, interrupting oppression, and implementing anti-oppressive practice in our organizations. Guided reflection, small group work and activities will be used to move participants from thinking about anti-oppression to enacting meaningful change in their work.

Workshop Objectives: 
  • Review anti-oppression theory

  • Explore and refine our ability to notice and recognize oppression as it turns up in sexual assault work

  • Develop collaborative framing and practice of allyship

  • Hone practical skills for interrupting oppressive words and behaviors, and for reshaping oppressive policies and practices

  • Begin charting a plan for implementing anti-oppressive practice in our work


Choya Adkison-Stevens

Choya Adkison-Stevens, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator for the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, brings 18 years experience working with people from marginalized communities. Her experiences of living through and witnessing systemic inequities inspire her commitment to anti-oppression work; her passion manifests in education organizing, and activism toward bold goals of social change. She has facilitated social justice education and organizational change work with domestic and sexual violence programs, other nonprofits, state employees, and the broader community. Choya has served on the Boards of Directors for Sisters of the Road and Speaking Out Against Sibling Sexual Abuse, and is a founding member of Showing up for Racial Justice Portland (SURJ PDX)

Lodging and Travel: 

WCSAP is unable to cover the cost of participant travel or accommodations. This training will be held at the Hotel RL Spokane. The WCSAP room rate for this training is $99 for single and double occupancy. Please tell the front desk that you are there with the WCSAP Conference.


Please carpool whenever possible to ensure that there is parking for all participants.


WCSAP will not provide any food or beverages for this training.

Training Hours and Credits: 

This training will count as 6 hours ongoing sexual assault training for OCVA sexual assault grantees.


WCSAP makes every effort to ensure accessibility for participants that request them. Please register as soon as possible to allow time for scheduling interpreters.

Cost for Members: 

There is no registration fee for WCSAP Program, Organizational and Individual Members or OCVA Sexual Assault Contractors.

Cost for Non-Members: 

$75.00 paid in full is required to register. Payment information will be emailed within a week of receipt of registration form. To learn about WCSAP memberships, visit our membership page or call Valerie at 360-754-7583, x104.


Confirmations will be e-mailed to participants within a week of receipt of registration form.

For More Information: 
Additional Information: 

This training will be a Pre-Conference to our 2017 Annual Conference. We would love it if you could attend both. You are able to attend the Pre-Conference without attending the Conference as well.

To learn more about the 2017 WCSAP Conference see our Announcement Page.

Reviewed: April 22nd, 2017