Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Liberation Tea: A Radical Practice Skill Share

Liberation Tea and Anti-Oppressive Practice Skills Group

Are you a justice seeker who would like more tools, support, community, and mentorship in your anti-oppressive humyn service work?

Beginning this Fall, Social Work Activists and Educators, Heather Horizon Greene and Sheila Walker will be anchoring a monthly gathering for Portland-based social workers (and other humyn service workers) to meet in supportive community with the opportunity to learn,  practice and develop different skills and tools in justice-centered practice. We’ll offer tea, community and a safe, supportive space to share and grow in our practice. Each month we plan to explore a different area of anti-oppressive social work, offering relevant, useful and meaningful tools to support our work. We welcome all justice seekers and healers of diverse healing practices.

Liberation Tea will meet monthly on the 4th Saturday of each month (from 2-3:30pm) at the very beautiful Heartsong Yoga in Beaverton. Energy exchange will be $10 with a commitment to having this community be physically and financially accessible to all who feel called to participate. We will have cups available, but ask folks to bring their own (ideally with a lid) to support our commitment to being environmentally kind & sustainable.

This ongoing community skills group offers the opportunity for folks to deepen their understanding of, and skill with, the tools of anti-oppressive humyn service work: sharpening ourselves as tools of justice, anti-oppressive language (using language to shift consciousness), intentional communication, radical theories and culturally diverse wisdom that brings justice to the center of our work, deconstructionism and consciousness raising, critical dialogue, activism, embodiment, power-with, justice centered mentorship, peer supervision/allyship, self-reflection, an evolving understanding of justice, oppression and privilege (and out relationship with them)...and much more. Skillful use of these tools are some of the many ways for humyn service workers to actively co-create justice, challenge injustice and ultimately support the crucial, imperative work of transformation and liberation so deeply needed in our world.

Liberation Tea will be held monthly, starting in September, on the 4th Saturday of each month. We will meet from 2-3:30pm at the beautiful Heartsong Yoga studio in Beaverton. Please let us know if you'd like to join us. If you're someone who schedules out, the next 4 meetings will be 9/22, 10/27, 11/24, and 12/22. 


  1. This is exciting to see you moving forward with this. I hope you will do a post about the meeting for those of us too far away to participate.