Practicing Resistance: Becoming & Growing as an Ally

February 12, 2018
February 13, 2018


Allyship Trainings for the UO Campus & Eugene/Springfield Community
With returning guest facilitator Janée Woods

CSWS invites you to join us to learn — or refresh your knowledge of — how to be a part of The Resistance with TWO days of trainings!


Both days of trainings will take place at:

Redwood Auditorium (EMU 214)
Second Floor
University of Oregon EMU
1395 University Street
Eugene, Oregon


Resistance 101: Monday, February 12, 2018
9:00 – 11:00 AM
12:00 – 2:00 PM
3:00 – 5:00 PM

In our Resistance 101 training, you will learn the basics of how to be an effective ally: how to intervene and stand up safely, appropriately, and constructively when you hear or see something racist, sexist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise discriminatory on campus or anywhere in our community.

This training will help each of us examine our own privilege, our implicit biases, and how to develop dialogue and create safe spaces on campus and in our community.

We hope everyone in attendance will come away from these trainings feeling more ready and able to take action to disrupt bullying and discriminatory behavior as they see it in the moment – to move from bystander to active ally.

Note: These Resistance 101 trainings will be replicas of the Allyship trainings we offered last year. If you attended last year’s training with us, we invite you to join us for our deeper dive into the issues at our Resistance 201 training on Tuesday, February 13th (see below).

Resistance 201: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Attendance at Resistance 101 (either last year’s or this year’s) is a prerequisite for this training.

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1:00 – 4:00 PM

In our Resistance 201 training, we will take a deeper dive into the issues raised in our 101 training. We will ground our resistance and allyship in our campus, local, and national climates and context; learn more about the structural systems of power that are at work today and how they manifest in our everyday lives; and work to understand on deep and personal levels the ways in which white supremacy, misogyny, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and other systems of oppression affect those who are targeted, as well as all of us.

This training builds off of the themes, topics, and work done in our Resistance 101 training – prior attendance at a Resistance 101 training, either last year or this year, is required to attend Resistance 201.

CSWS will offer the Resistance 201 training again, later in the quarter, for those who cannot attend on February 13th.

Both trainings are by invitation only. Free and open to the public. First-come, first-served.




Janée Woods is a former attorney who now works at a nonprofit organization focused on supporting community engagement, strengthening democracy and fostering racial equity. She has coached communities across the country on how to organize for equitable change around issues like poverty, early childhood education and food security. She also writes about social justice issues. Her writing has appeared on TheRoot, AlterNet, Quartz, Scenarios USA, and Guernica.

Follow her on Twitter @janeepwoods and read her blog What Matters at 


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