Raising the Bar: Dismantling Dysfunction in our Organizations

Time: Friday Oct 4th from 3:30PM to 5:00PM

Location: Mt. Hood

Speaker(s): Che Oso Ortiga, EDI Coordinator, Olympia Food Co-op

Taking inspiration from YWCA’s Racial Justice summit and offering this curriculum to my Cooperative, this work shop will referenceTekum Okun’s white supremacy culture document, we will look into various habits and characteristic our culture has developed to honor certain types of work and dishonor others. We will be taking a deeper look into Perfectionism, Sense of Urgency, Defensiveness, Quantity over Quality, Worship of the Written Word, Either/Or thinking, Only One Right Way, Paternalism, Power Hoarding, Fear of Open Conflict, Individualism, “I’m the Only One” thinking, Progress is bigger/more, Objectivity, and Right to Comfort. We will look into how these behaviors lead to oppressive organizational development and implementation, and learn about antidotes to these inherited behaviors.