What is Anti-Oppression Consulting?
DIVERSITY asks "Who is in the room?"
INCLUSIVITY asks "Do the people in the room feel they belong? Are the people in the room at the decision-making table?"
EQUITY asks "Are internal organizational policies and resources being created and distributed with the needs of employees and those we serve in mind?"
These principles alone are important, but this knowledge by itself is insufficient to achieve the systemic change and self-correcting processes organizations require.
The solution is anti-oppression: a lens that incorporates not only diversity, equity, and inclusivity principles, but also social, political, and economic theory, philosophy, historical perspectives, and community engagement. Anti-oppression asks us what and who we care about, what effects our people before they enter the workplace, whose stories and experiences remain unheard, and examines not only internal policy, but external policy, work products, systems change, and organizational allyship.
Regan uses empathy, humor, and surgical precision to discuss typically difficult topics.
She creates an environment of curiosity and mutual respect so that people are engaged and eager to grow. She trains people from all backgrounds and knowledge levels, focusing on the concept of oppression and how we can identify and resist it, together.
Regan's Anti-Oppression Trainings
weave together history, science, media, philosophy, and best practices to crystallize core concepts and assist individuals, communities, and organizations in achieving their anti-oppressive goals. Regan answers questions that people have been too afraid to ask, offering new ways to think about familiar concepts. Regan is also trained in facilitation and conflict resolution, and employs these skills in many of her trainings or as a separate offering. After working with Regan, you will feel informed, empowered, engaged, and ready to journey deeper into anti-oppressive practice, for yourself and/or your organization.