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Natalie Thoreson

inVision Consulting
Anti-Oppression/Social Justice Ed. Consultant
Oakland, California
Natalie Thoreson, founder of inVision Consulting and the organization’s primary consultant, has designed and facilitated social justice, anti-oppression, and liberation workshops for over 17 years, designing and delivering workshops for people at various skill levels in nonprofit, government, higher education, and private sectors. Organically nurturing a sense of community with unrivaled skills in shaping safe, welcoming, creative, and productive spaces based on understanding, respect, and authentic support, Natalie provides tools to allow participants to think critically about their own backgrounds and biases, while simultaneously dissecting concepts like oppression, prejudice, and stereotyping. In Natalie’s hands, sensitive topics — that often leave participants feeling raw and wounded — become relatable and accessible. Natalie's constant goal of creating open, trusting, and fun educational environments are based on her first hand experiences as a multi-ethnic, multi-racial, multi-gendered, queer individual living in the margins of identity. Natalie believes that creating safe and loving spaces for tough dialogue is the heart of revolutionary change.

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