Healing For Change: Trauma-Informed Activism

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20 February, 2020

February 20, 2020

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
United Way of Winnipeg Learning Centre
1st floor, 580 Main St.
CCEDNet Mbrs: $25 | Non-Members: $75

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This is the second in a cluster of workshops inspired by the collaboration focus of the 2019 Gathering, themed, Movement Weaving: Building Collaborative Capacity. To learn more about the spirit and intent of that event, visit the Gathering page

Each one is a stand-alone workshop that tackles a different aspect and practice of collaboration. For more information on Manitoba Learns workshops, click here.

This workshop will explore what it means to ‘be the change we want to three hands of different races with fists raised in the air. A blue box surrounds them with the text "Healing for Change" in the space above the hands.see in the world’  by connecting theories of social changes with our own experience of oppression, privilege, trauma, empowerment and freedom.

Based on Anne Bishop’s model for 'becoming an ally,' we will look at how we carry our sense of injustice personally and for the world. Exploring how our experience shapes the issues we face, and community / activist roles we take on, helps understand how we might be triggered in groups and challenging power dynamics. This understanding is necessary to developing tools to re-estabilish our equilibrium when we, and others, confront these issues in meetings and groups. 

Perhaps one of the most important actions towards change we can take is to balance our inner healing work and our external work for peace, health, and justice in our communities and in the world. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn foundational concepts of Trauma-Informed Activism 
  • Learn tools and skills to navigate our experiences and triggers 

Register now for Healing for Change: Trauma-Informed Activism 


Marianne is a health teacher who has shapeshifted from sport, recreation and fitness champ to high school guidance counselor and MLA, from policy analyst and community mentor to instructor in the Red River College Community Development/CED Program.

Informed by a vision of a world based on investment into the social and ecological determinants of health, and community empowerment, she has most recently transformed into a change agent spreading "Community Development for Health, Sustainability, and Peace" wherever she goes.

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Winnipeg  Manitoba
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