Interactive Workshops & Speaking Engagements
Groundwork for Praxis provides workshops that are not just about educating and building foundations for intersectional praxis in our organizing work, they are structured to disrupt the status quo by channeling the resources of the academic world towards empowering marginalized and underrepresented communities. Groundwork for Praxis facilitates lectures and workshops at colleges, universities, community centers, etc. In addition to supporting facilitators and providing funding for website overhead and workshop materials, honorariums go to directly fund and support grassroots initiatives and organizers with marginalized identities (especially those living on the front-lines of environmental degradation, climate related disaster, and environmental genocide). Our lead facilitator, kat yang-stevens, has facilitated 50+ workshops with topics ranging from environmental racism, intersectionality of oppressions, settler colonialism for settlers, queer liberation, mass incarceration, and more.
If you would like to bring kat yang-stevens/Groundwork for Praxis to your college, university, or community organization for a workshop, training, or, speaking engagement please contact:
groundworkforpraxis [at] gmail .com
Please Provide the Following Basic Information:
- In the subject line of your e-mail please write: Booking Inquiry
- Provide the following information in your e-mail:
- Contact number
- 1-2 paragraphs describing what type of event you would like to coordinate
- A time frame of when you need a response by
- Approximate amount you will be able to provide for honorarium (see below for more info about this)
- Optional but helpful: How you heard about Groundwork for Praxis
Groundwork for Praxis will NOT accept requests from colleges and universities asking us to work for free. Guidelines for honorariums can be found below.
We provide a sliding scale fee for groups and community organizations with limited funds. If you would like to discuss sliding scale fees please provide all of the other basic information we require plus a short summary explaining reasons why
We will/do work with community organizers to make arrangements to provide free workshops/trainings/events for grassroots community organizations with marginalized identities. We prioritize and give special consideration to those engaged in frontline community defense no matter the location.
Guidelines Regarding Honorariums & Colleges/Universities
Because honorariums received help to cover basic living expenses for our facilitators and often go to directly fund and support grassroots initiatives and organizers with marginalized identities, especially those living on the front-lines of environmental degradation, climate related disaster, and environmental genocide, we require a $1,500 minimum plus travel and lodging* from colleges and universities. This may require you to work with other clubs/organizations/departments on campus or with a neighboring campus or community organization. This can and has been done many times and is more achievable than you may think at first. You may still contact us for booking inquiries if you’re not certain where your funding will be coming from but are committed to organizing to attain it.
*If you attend a College or University with greater access to resources we ask that you provide the largest amount possible in honorarium. Remember, a large part of our work includes challenging the academy as the primary site of higher education, people in the communities we live and work with have been systematically denied access to education due to structurally and culturally imposed poverty, racism, and sexism which deny our humanity. The higher an honorarium is from a college/university the more we can redirect resources from academic spaces to provide low-cost or free workshops and events for primarily impacted communities. This is a part of our basic operational praxis.
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