In this training, we will be discussing root causes of houselessness and its impact on marginalized communities and developing a basic understanding of various definitions of homelessness. We will also be strengthening knowledge of barriers survivors who are homeless might face, understanding the concept of gatekeeping and it’s impact, as well as gaining knowledge around resources and roots to access.
This training has reached capacity! Please feel free to sign up on our waitlist here, and we’ll contact you if a spot opens up.
For any questions regarding registration, our sliding scale, work-trade opportunities or accessibility needs, please contact Phil Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 294-7395.
This class will be held online via Zoom. Please contact us to let us know if you need specific accommodations.
Thanks for joining us online! Here are some suggestions for getting the most out of this workshop:
- Please “arrive” a little early. Give yourself extra time to sign in, activate your camera and microphone and get settled. The classroom will be locked five minutes after class begins to minimize disruptions.
- Engage with the class. These are intended to be workshops, not webinars! Please come ready to engage and participate, and help build community within the “classroom”. Not everyone is able to participate via webcam, but if you are able, we ask that you do as much as possible.
- Use a neutral virtual background. If you choose to use a virtual background, please use a neutral one to minimize distraction.
- Mute your microphone. To help keep background noise to a minimum, make sure you mute your microphone when you are not speaking. When your microphone is not muted, avoid activities that could create additional noise, such as shuffling papers.
- Limit distractions and avoid multi-tasking. You can make it easier to focus on the meeting by turning off notifications, closing or minimizing running apps, and muting your smartphone. You’ll retain the discussion better if you refrain from replying to emails or text messages during the meeting and wait until after the meeting ends.
- Help us improve this online series! We and many of our trainers are new to online learning– please bear with us as we refine our learning environment, and let us know what you think!
While guidelines and expectations will vary from workshop to workshop, most of these apply to a typical workshop session:
- One speaker at a time. When one person talks, everyone else listens.
- Community wisdom. Nobody knows everything, together we know a lot.
- Take space & give space. Be mindful of how much you’re participating in the discussion.
- Intent vs. impact. Before sharing, consider how what you say will affect others in the group.
- Confidentiality. Details shared in the class stay in the class, but what’s learned goes with you.
- Active participation. In this environment, it’s better to be open and imperfect than worry too much about being overly articulate.
- Embrace discomfort and expect non-closure. Learning and growth can be stressful, do your best to hold space for those feelings.
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