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Webinar: Power and Oppression: Let's Break It Down

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
10:00 am11:30 am
Webinar: Power and Oppression: Let's Break It Down

Power and Oppression: Let's Break It Down
In this introductory webinar, participants will be introduced to an overview and examples of the four levels of oppression, historical oppression, and how forms of oppression are interconnected. Participants will engage through discussions, activities, and videos to explore what oppression means to us, how we experience it today, and how to address oppression in our field. This introductory level workshop is targeted toward professionals who are new to understanding concepts or those who wish to review power and oppression and to increase their understanding of these issues.

Presenters
Megan Bittinger has worked in both prevention education and victim advocacy for domestic and sexual violence campus and community organizations. Megan holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware in Criminal Justice and Women and Gender Studies with a concentration in Domestic Violence Prevention and Services. Megan is the current Medical Community Engagement Liaison and Medical Legal Partnership Coordinator for YWCA Delaware Sexual Assault Response Center. She also currently serves as the co-chair of the joint Victims' Rights and Domestic Violence Task Force Social Justice Subcommittee.

Makenzie Swanson is the DELTA Project Coordinator at Turning Point at People’s Place. As the coordinator, she implements evidence-based strategies focusing on the primary prevention of intimate partner violence among youth in Delaware. Makenzie began studying Behavioral Neuroscience and Spanish in Michigan before moving to Delaware and completing her undergraduate degree in Behavioral Science with a certificate in Conflict Resolution. Makenzie is a certified Community Health Worker and currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Social Work at Boise State University. She serves as a co-chair of the Social Justice Subcommittee.

Registration will open 6 weeks prior to the event. CEUs are pending approval.

This program is funded through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.

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