The Water We Breathe – Prism Workshop

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Prism is Vancouver Coastal Health’s clinical, education, information and referral service for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and Two Spirit (LGBTQ2S) communities.

Prism Education Series is starting up again. The next date is coming up on September 30th. Here are the details:


The Water we Breathe

With Sherry Simon, MA

Tuesday September 30th, 1:30 – 4:30

Three Bridges CHC, 1290 Hornby St, Vancouver, room 150/154*


Free, but pre-registration is required

In this workshop we will explore the “water we breathe” – how we are immersed in a social system of power that dehumanizes, encourages violence, and disconnects people from understanding the socio-political and historical dimensions that impact their lives.

What does resistance look like and how can we support it? How can knowledge-sharing become a respectful, cooperative process that strengthens our clients’ courage to identify and address “the problem” for themselves? What are non-pathologizing approaches, which foster the empowerment of individuals as they reclaim their own lives?

Through dialogue and interactive activities we will move through topics such as the dynamic nature of our social identities, multi-oppression, dominant cultural narratives, trauma, resistance, and our roles and responsibilities as allies doing transformative work.

Sherry is a consultant, educator, and community psychology practitioner who has been dedicated to building social and creative capacity for 20 years and counting. She is a two-spirit, anti-colonial Indigenous feminist who likes comedic-riffing and getting older. As the founder of Coyote & Elder (, Sherry aims to catalyze transformative change through consulting, programming and community events.


To register for this workshop, please email:


*Please note that parking around 3 Bridges CHC can be difficult to find and the parking meters have a 2-hr maximum. If possible, please consider taking transit or cycling.

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