Rethinking Online Social Activism: Interrupting Performative Activism (7/21)

Starts: August 19, 2021 10:00 am | Ends: August 19, 2021 4:00 pm

Rethinking Online Social Activism: Interrupting Performative Activism is a 6-hour training to talk about the use of social media as a platform for activism. In this training, we will go over examples of well-intended social media posts that have harmful impacts on BIPOC, how to interrupt other people’s problematic social media posts, and look at ways to better engage online. In addition, we will be going over how to use social media in a self-reflective manner. We will be mainly focusing on personal social media, but these lessons can be applied to the professional social media space as well. This training will include many dynamic small and large group activities to dive deep into the material. There will also be space to ask questions and plenty of breaks, including a 1-hour lunch break in the middle of the training.

This training is targeted to white folks of all genders, but BIPOC are welcome.

Please expect to sit in discomfort and reflect on your own activism and social media presence. We ask you to have your own social media ready to look at during activities and to keep your video on throughout the workshop. (If that will pose an issue with privacy or accessibility for you, please let us know.)

“I appreciated this workshop so much – social media is such a massive part of our day-to-day and leaving with some tools to actively engage with people we have relationships with who post unintentionally harmful info in a productive manner is super helpful. It might not always end the way we want, but it’s worth it to engage.”


Thursday, August 19th, from 10-4pm PT

This is a remote training via Zoom. You can see some introductory videos on working with Zoom here.


The fee for this workshop is $250. We welcome everyone, and we ask each person to pay what you are able.

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Event Organizers


Hi, I am Aliyah. I am currently a senior at Lincoln High School. I have a passion for constitutional law and racial justice. In 2019, I served as a member of the Lincoln High School Constitution Team that came in first in State and fourth in National competition. In 2020 I participated in our Mock Trial Team. I also have taken Critical Race Studies at Lincoln and will be taking it again next school year. Outside of school, I have served as a member of the Latino Network’s Latino Student Action Committee and I am currently a teacher for Mission: Citizen, a non-profit that helps immigrants study to pass their civics test to become citizens. I hope to attend college and Law School in the near future. You are never too young/old to do what you love.

CarrieCarrie (she/her/sometimes Queen) is a Xicana Fat Femme, born in Los Angeles and raised in Portland. Carrie has been working within local fat and queer community for over 10 years and working towards racial liberation since she learned about inequity from a very early age. As a trainer, consultant and facilitator Carrie uses humor and direct communication as key components to making difficult topics more accessible to folks.

TeriTeri (she/her) has been training on topics related to racial and social justice for almost 30 years, and she has been a professional facilitator for about 15 years. Her work as a consultant, trainer, and facilitator at Resolutions Northwest and in private practice supports individuals and organizations to develop the will and capacity to bring their outcomes in line with their values, particularly around racial equity. As a white bisexual woman who grew up here in Portland, Teri is always up against her own learning edge in working for racial justice. She draws inspiration from her fabulous colleagues and from her practice of aikido, a Japanese martial art.

MaritaMarita is a Seattle-raised queer Filipina femme cis woman who centers equity, laughter and kindness in her work and life. Marita is on the Oregon Mediation Association Board of Directors and has worked primarily in non-profit social service organizations for the past 16 years, with a three year stint as an esthetician and makeup artist. She has experienced and witnessed the restorative power of connection, forgiveness, and moving through discomfort to heal harms, and is energized by helping others in these ways. Marita lives with her cat, Maple, and finds joy on the tennis court and in bodies of water.


August 19, 2021 10:00 am

August 19, 2021 4:00 pm


Lead Organizer

Aliyah Blank



Rethinking Online Social Activism: Interrupting Performative Activism (7/21)

Aliyah Blank

August 19, 2021 10:00 am

August 19, 2021 4:00 pm
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