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Anti-Racism: Not Your Mother’s Diversity Workshop
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, happening 2 times
One event on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Cultural Humility Workshop with Kamora’s Cultural Corner for adults and teens 16+ (teens are encouraged to participate with a parent)
A two part series on July 23, and then July 30 or August 6, with Kamora Herrington and Chris Pressley from Kamora’s Cultural Corner. Please plan to attend BOTH online events. Co-sponsored by Avon Youth Services with support from Amplify.
This program will meet via Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with a Zoom link the night before the program.
We will send a short read before the first meeting, please read before the first meeting on 7/23.
Why a Cultural Humility training?
American attitudes towards marginalized identities have shifted and continue to shift, as has the language considered acceptable when discussing differences. New words have been born; other words have changed meanings and usages, and depending on age, race, gender, socio-economic status, region etc., what is acceptable for one demographic may be insulting to others.
Add to this the important concept of intersectionality and many of us are feeling left out of these conversations; a conversation that we may feel that we may not have the vocabulary for. As we shift away from “cultural competence” to the more culturally aware practice of becoming culturally humble citizens, it is time to examine how our own upbringing and beliefs affect how we work with and interact with those who are different from us and our families.
This engagement will introduce new concepts and vocabulary and allow participants to ask and wrestle with the questions that they may not have felt comfortable asking or that they didn’t even realize they had, leading to higher emotional intelligence and the ability to navigate difference using their own (examined) identities rather than a manual.