Practicing Resistance: Becoming & Growing as an Ally

February 11, 2019
February 12, 2019


Allyship Trainings for the UO Campus & Eugene/Springfield Community
With facilitator Dena Zaldúa

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:

Many Nations Longhouse
University of Oregon
1630 Columbia St
Eugene, Oregon


Two Options: 

Session 1: Monday, February 11, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM


Session 2: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
9:30 AM – 12:00 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 are replicas of the Allyship trainings we offered the last two years. If you attended a previous 101 training with us, we invite you to join us for our deeper dive into the issues at our Resistance 201 training on Tuesday, February 12th (see below).

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Attendance at Resistance 101 (either from previous years or this year’s) is a prerequisite for this training.

12:30 – 3:00 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 from previous years or this year, is required to attend Resistance 201.

Free and open to the public. First-come, first-served.



Hosted and sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society and the Office of the Provost.