Social Justice Training and Consulting with Tobias Wiggins
I offer a wide variety of training and consulting services relating to current social/political issues. I have offered these services in many settings including corporate, business, retreats, for individuals, and non-profit organizations. My workshops are accessible and hands-on, while facilitating tangible strategic plans for long-term positive social change. Although I work with each client to create a training best suited to their needs, some examples of topics include:
Learn a strong foundation of knowledge on different systems of oppression, such as racism, sexism, transphobia, and classism. Explore how these systems are normalized, and all interact to create social inequity. This workshop is tailored to address these issues as they emerge in the context most relevant to you and your community/business. We will work collaboratively to create a safer, inclusive, and more accessible environment.
Develop an in-depth understanding of the basic concepts and terminology relating to gender identity and transgender experience. In this workshop, we collaboratively explore the ways that gender identity interacts with the larger social world. Learn about common concerns faced by transgender and gender non-conforming people, as they relate to broader histories. Strategies for transgender inclusion and actively combatting transphobia are focused upon.
Develop an in-depth understanding of the basic concepts and terminology relating to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer experience. Build strategies for becoming an active ally, examining social privilege, as well as understanding the specific issues LGBTQ communities face. We will collectively envision ways to challenge stereotyping, homophobia, transphobia, and heterornormativity in this session.
RACISM AND WHITE ALLYSHIP
This workshop will provide a robust introduction to topics of racism and white privilege, primarily in their more subtle and institutionalized forms. We explore key terminology, including the normalization of racism, intersectionality, and the invisibilization of white privilege. Together, we will work towards a better understanding of the “everydayness” of racism. This session provides key tools for deconstructing individual and institutional privilege, as well as strategies for effective allyship.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH TRAINING TO PICK?
If you’re unsure of the best training for yourself, your students, or your staff, set up a one-on-one consultation with me. I can help you determine your goals and develop a practical strategic plan.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
I charge on a sliding scale which takes into consideration individual or a business’s financial constraints. Fees are also subject to change based upon the size of the group, number of workshops, and type of training. We can negotiate a manageable rate within our first free phone session or during a consultation.
At Yoga Equity, I offer accessible consultation, training, and strategic planning related to social-political issues and yoga. I hold over 10 years of experience offering anti-oppression education, and a deep passion for creating social change. You can hire me to work with you one-on-one, at your studio, or to give a public talk.