"Many, perhaps most white [people] in the US think racism doesn't affect them since they are not people of color, they do not see "whiteness" as a racial identity. In addition, since race and sex are not the only advantaging systems at work, we need similarly to examine the daily experience of having age advantage, or ethnic advantage, or physical ability, or advantage related to nationality, religion or sexual orientation... One factor seems clear about all of the interlocking oppressions. They take both active forms which we can see and embedded forms which as a member of the dominant group one is taught not to see." -Peggy McIntosh

Workshops addressing equity and diversity are hosted by the Institute of Permaculture Education for Children (IPEC) and are designed for the individual, group or organization that values the awareness of and work towards understanding privilege, oppression and its implications in life and learning.

Click Here for information about Diversity Trainings in the Portland area, or send an email.

EXPLORE
how one's social group membership (race, class, gender, etc..) affects one's experience in the world.

UNVEIL
racism and other forms of oppression embedded in education and society as a whole.

DISCUSS
how to talk to children about racism and other forms of injustice.

LOOK
honestly at power and privilege in a spirit of compassion.

GAIN
tools on how to be a more effective ally to yourself and others.

LEARN
to recognize and address your own internalized oppression.