“Understanding the Essential Nature of Systems of Oppression”
Course Introduction

Welcome to “Understanding the Essential Nature of Systems of Oppression”

This is a four-part course. This page represents the first part of the course. It is comprised of three welcome videos (below) that are intended to help set the stage for what this course is about and why I made it. When you’re ready to begin the modules, you can access them by clicking on one of the links below:

Module 1: Oppression and Addiction

Module 2: The Deep Operating System (This module is under development. It will be ready by the beginning of July, 2024.)

Module 3: A New Perspective (This module is under development. It will be ready by the end of July, 2024.)

Introduction

  • Who is this course for?

  • What questions will we explore, and why are they important?

  • What is my approach to social change work?

My Positionality and Background

  • I’m a white, cisgender, hetero-identifying, middle-aged, male and able-bodied person. What does that mean about how I approach this topic?

  • How I grew up

  • My professional background

  • Why does this work matter to me?

  • How have I developed the content in this course?

What’s the Value of Theory?

  • “All models are wrong. Most are useful.” ~ Melissa Tiers

  • What is the value of a theory, framework, model, or analysis?

  • What is praxis? How can we use it?

Ready to Begin the Modules?

Now that you’ve watched the introduction videos, you’re ready to begin with the course modules. I recommend taking the modules in the order I’ve presented them, but they can also be taken out of order if you’re already familiar with some of my work. Click on the module you’re ready to explore below:

Module 1: Oppression and Addiction

Module 2: The Deep Operating System (This module is under development. It will be ready by the beginning of July, 2024.)

Module 3: A New Perspective (This module is under development. It will be ready by the end of July, 2024.)

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