Continuing Education Center
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RID has created a Webinar Series that is designed to raise awareness and start a vital conversation exploring and understanding diversity, power, privilege, oppression, as well as foster inclusion. The series will aim to explore causes at the roots of our perception and attitudes. how we develop these attitudes about power, privilege, and oppression individually and collectively, and how our attitudes affect our interpersonal interactions. The series will include five webinars that will be presented over the course of several months. In order to receive CEUs, all webinars must be completed. 

The webinar series is 1.25 Professional Studies CEUs in the category of Power, Privilege, and Oppression. 

Webinars in this Series


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Defining and Understanding Oppression: Friday, March 29, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm ET

This introductory webinar will explore: Power, Privilege and Oppression, and explore different types of oppression -Intercultural Oppression - oppression within members of different cultures, Intracultural Oppression: oppression between members of the same cultural group, Existential Oppression:  Power dynamics and oppression narratives  arising from a circumstance rather than a specific norm or standard,and the related behaviors.

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How Attitude and Behaviors are Developed: Tuesday, May, 7, 2019, 7:00 pm- 9:30 pm ET

Social behavior is, by and large, learned behavior. Agents of influence- people, systems, institutions, experiences - that we are exposed to all of our lives teach us what we are expected to believe about ourselves and others. This part of the series will explore the loci of those attitudes and beliefs, that ultimately inform and drive our decisions and behaviors.  At the conclusion of this segment, participants will be able to identify those influences that helped to define attitudes/belief systems and the resulting interaction narratives.

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How Attitudes and Behaviors are Integrated: Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm ET

This part of the series will focus on how we learn and subsequently subscribe to the narratives that shape our attitudes and beliefs, and ultimately our decisions and behaviors. Presented through a framework of “reality” as a social construct, at the conclusion of this segment participants will be able to define socialization and its significance for social interaction, identify those influences that helped to define individual socialization, explore and identify resulting attitudes/belief systems and their foregrounding narratives.

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How Oppression Drives our Behavior/Interaction with Others: Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:00 pm -9:30 pm ET

Internalized oppression can manifest in a variety of discourses such as oppression, social dominance, experience oppression, sexism, discrimination, audism, and dysconscious audism. This webinar will serve as a starting point to explore how our own unique identities, not only empower or disempower, us as individuals but also how our own identities propel us to view internalized oppression. By engaging in this workshop participants will explore power narratives of oppression in action.

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Dismantling Oppression: Respecting Equality and Inclusion: Monday, November 4, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm ET

This workshop will begin a conversation toward shifting the existing oppression paradigms by challenging the accepted and practiced narratives and practicing self-determination regarding our cultural identities, diversity, equality, as well as intra- and intergroup interaction. The lack of attention to any manifestation of oppression, however, results in our ignorance of the resulting problems and frees us from taking any responsibility. During this discussion, we will expose and examine ways to challenge the dominant culture view.