Nice is Not Enough: Understanding Systemic Oppression with Rory Gilbert
Camp Verde AZ (October 5, 2020) – Join Camp Verde Community Library online at 3:00 pm on Friday, October 9th for a free FRANK Talk about systemic oppression.
Rory Gilbert, M.Ed., SPHR, SHRM-SCP will present the program via an online Zoom meeting co-hosted by Zack Garcia from Camp Verde Community Library. A brief recorded video introduction is followed by a live interactive discussion with Rory. Participants must register to attend the event HERE or by going to our Facebook page (@campverdelibrary) at https://www.facebook.com/campverdelibrary and clicking on Events. There is a limit of 30 participants.
Current events across the nation are challenging us to take a hard look at how some groups of people are being treated differently from others on a daily basis. Why does this happen? What systems intentionally or implicitly benefit some people at the expense of others? How does systemic oppression impact certain groups at work, at school, and in the community? As the beneficiaries of these systemic decisions, policies or laws, we are often not even aware of the impact on us, or the harm to others. This program provides an opportunity to explore how systems impact people differently, and the steps we can take personally to eliminate unfair treatment and harm to others.
FRANK Talks is an interactive community conversation program from Arizona Humanities in partnership with the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records. Attendees discuss issues of local and national importance. FRANK Talks encourage participants to weigh facts, provide the opportunity to put them in context, and consider different points of view. Learn more about FRANK Talks at www.azhumanities.org.
“The goal of programs like FRANK Talks is to inspire people to listen respectfully and engage thoughtfully with one another on important issues that affect our communities,” shared Camp Verde Community Librarian Zack Garcia. “We hope people will learn about other perspectives.”
About Rory Gilbert:
Rory specializes in supporting organizations committed to enhancing diversity, and creating more inclusive cultures. She is a certified professional coach and mediator trained in interest-based problem resolution. Rory’s consulting work specializes in supporting organizations committed to enhancing diversity, and creating more inclusive cultures. Rory worked with the Maricopa Community Colleges (MCCCD) for a decade providing strategic direction to MCCCD’s diversity, inclusiveness and engagement plan. She developed the MOSAIC curriculum for MCCCD’s Talent Management initiative as lead curriculum designer, and provided facilitation, mediation and coaching for the Leadership Advancement Program, and for faculty, administrators and employees. Rory collaborates with social justice advocates in Arizona to address racism, hate crimes, white supremacy and health care disparities through public speaking, community dialogues, training, and media communications. Rory is co-founder of the Healing Racism Public Dialogue Series, winner of the 2008 National League of Cities Promoting Inclusive Award.
For any questions regarding this program, contact librarian Zack Garcia at 928-554-8390 or Zachary.Garcia@campverde.az.gov