The Survivors Know Leadership Program is rooted in critical pedagogy, a philosophy of education and social movement founded by the Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, and expanded into feminist theory by bell hooks. We see survivors as active participants in the learning process, and as experts.

Our virtual six-part series challenges you to identify the ways that patriarchy, misogyny, sexism, and racism show up in your workplaces; develop a power-map of your workplaces in order to bridge alliances, identify targets and reach organizing goals; create demands, and forge an organizing plan of action; and sharpen public speaking skills for diverse audiences (survivors, media, workplace, family).

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“We don’t fight for our own happy endings. We fight to say you can’t. We fight for accountability. We fight to establish precedent. We fight because we pray we’ll be the last ones to feel this kind of pain.”

Chanel Miller, Know My Name

You.

Shake up the power imbalances to advance real change
Upstander + uniquely you
Ready to take action
Voice that is fierce + strong
Impacted by violence + sexual harassment
Very curious, empathetic + always learning
Intersectional feminist + antiracist + proworker
View your own healing as connected to the healing of others
Organizer + advocate
Resist the status quo, shame + the patriarchy

Survivor. Survivor.

 

At the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the ways that patriarchy, misogyny, sexism, + racism show up in the workplace
  • Develop a power-map of your workplace/school
  • Create demands
  • Forge an organizing plan of action
  • Critically analyze your own role in maintaining the status quo, so that you can actively change the culture and take action towards making a more just workplace
  • Sharpen your public speaking skills for diverse audiences (survivors, media, workplace, family)
  • Be a part of a thriving, healing, action-oriented survivor community and create one in your own workplace

 

Survivors Take the Lead Series

NOTE: This March STL cohort is full. 

This is the General Cohort open to women who have experienced or are experiencing sexual harassment in their workplace. 

3/13    1-3 pm ET – identify the problematic norms in your workplace that you would like to interrupt.
3/20   1-3 pm ET – deconstruct the current tools (the law, policy, restorative justice, mobilizations)
3/27   1-3 pm ET – fundamentals of organizing your workplace
4/3     1-3 pm ET-  build a bridge to allyship and power mapping
4/10   1-3 pm ET-  develop an organizing action plan
4/17    1-3 pm ET- public speaking training

 

Survivors Take the Lead Series

This is the General Cohort open to women who have experienced or are experiencing sexual harassment in their workplace.

4/20   3-5 pm ET – identify the problematic norms in your workplace that you would like to interrupt
4/27   3-5 pm ET – deconstruct the current tools (the law, policy, restorative justice, mobilizations)
5/4     3-5 pm ET  – fundamentals of organizing your workplace
5/11    3-5 pm ET-  build a bridge to allyship and power mapping
5/18   3-5 pm ET  – develop an organizing action plan
5/25   3-5 pm ET – public speaking training

 

If you are accepted into this cohort, you commit to

  • Being present at each of the six sessions
  • Engaging in a thought partnership with another participant
  • Preparing to take action that aligns with your goals after this cohort
  • Taking on the systems that allow sexual violence to thrive

* To get the most out of this experience and cohort, we ask that you turn your camera on during the sessions. If you are unable to do that, for technological, privacy, or other reasons, please let us know.

 

Leadership Cohort 2

This leadership series is for survivors who participated in the first cohort and builds upon the lessons of the previous series.

In growing our community of practice, we host seminars for survivors, advocates, and allies. We’re excited to offer these sessions on a rolling basis.

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“I felt a real kinship with my thought partner – it was helpful to build a relationship with another survivor, digest what was covered during an SK session and talk about how it relates to our lives. We still talk – and that is important to me.”

- LJ, 1st cohort “graduate”

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