with Liz Goodwin, LICSW
8 Limbs Phinney Ridge
Friday, June 16, 10:30am-5:30pm

10:30-1:00pm Overview of BIBE Curriculum (review for those who attended last year’s session)

1-2pm: Lunch

2-5:30pm Deeper Exploration of Core Concepts

Privilege and injustice are important topics, and require our immediate attention and longterm commitment. For over twenty years, Dr. Leticia Nieto has been working to provide an experiential learning process around how we might constructively talk through and make change around social oppression – privilege and injustice. This curriculum is the culmination of her journey with that charge. Offered over months in the University setting, the training team, which includes presenter Liz Goodwin, co-author of Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment, is also able to bring the nuts and bolts of this rich model in one day as well. It is a unique experience in several different ways. Unlike many diversity trainings, this approach is grounded in the reality of systemic oppression rather than simply attitudes or beliefs and the hope to shift them.

We assert that at the root, our socialized patterns around privilege and power in our interactions are embedded in superstructures that will likely not change dramatically in our life-time. That is what makes this work of liberation, fairness, and social change so incredibly trying. And while these superstructures persist, we can relate to them with more or less awareness and, as a result, make positive change more or less realizable. We can actually develop skills that allow us to be more anti-oppressive and more conscious of the socialization we undergo being immersed in this socio-cultural context. Finally, this curriculum is unique in its addressing of nine different equally important areas of inequality––age, disability, religious background, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, indigenous background, national origin and gender. The nine different structural inequalities are always at play in all of our interactions and, with this understanding, we can more effectively communicate, relate and work together.

8 Limbs wants to thank the following yoga studios for co-sponsoring this event:
Seattle Yoga Arts
Twist Yoga
Two Dog Yoga

Cost: This workshop will be offered at three rate options to support meaningful access at different economic levels. If you are able to INVEST in social justice work and support our efforts to make this workshop and others accessible, please consider the INVESTING rate. If you need financial support to ACCESS this workshop, purchase at the ACCESSING rate, otherwise SUSTAINING is the market value rate that takes into account the speaker cost and 8 Limbs expenses.

Investing: $140

Sustaining: $100

Accessing: $50 (note new lower price)


Cancellation Policy:  Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.

Liz Goodwin, LICSW, is a psychotherapist and community educator with a private practice in Seattle, WA. Prior to receiving her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Washington, she was a counselor, advocate, and organizer for labor union, women’s, anti-racist and lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer liberation efforts. She has been studying with Dr. Leticia Nieto and training with her anti-oppression curriculum for over fifteen years, is co-author of Nieto’s book Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone (2011) and is a member of the Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment core training team. Additionally, Liz has taught at the University of Washington and runs her own workshop for couples based in theories and practices around attachment, somatic awareness, and power and privilege. Liz’s passion is the bringing together of psychology and liberation – theory and practice – and she offers an engaging, psychologically informed and culturally competent facilitation style.