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Foundations of Cultural Humility

Posted on December 16, 2020 | Filed under Archive

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The Office of Institutional Diversity is pleased to announce a new diversity, equity and inclusion workshop series: Foundations of Cultural Humility. The workshops will be facilitated by Dr. Angelica Perez-Johnston, IDEAS Center director, and Mikka Hunt, IDEAS Center program coordinator, and will be offered throughout the spring semester. This workshop guides groups through facilitated discussions centered on cultural awareness and anti-racist work. In depth discussions of intersectionality and challenging ways of thinking to expand knowledge and increase cultural humility are the primary objectives of the workshop series. Group members are challenged to reflect upon experiences and how they have influenced and shaped the way in which they view the world from cultural lenses. Challenging conversations and ways to become a better ally, become more aware of racial identity and reflect upon unconscious bias and how that influences the ways in which we navigate life are initiated. Guiding participants through both the experiences of BIPOC as well as white folks affords opportunities for holistic engagement of cultural humility and provides perspective from both views.
It is often challenging to confront racism and bias without first having a deeper understanding of privilege and providing an opportunity for folks to engage in the conversation as well as create space for reflection. These workshops are designed to enter into a space that folks can engage, ask questions and confront the ways in which their cultural perspectives have been formed. Additional topics of discussion include how to implement the knowledge gained from this workshop experience into mindful practice and interactions with those that may differ from the participants’ own identities and experiences. There are a number of options for day/time beginning January 25. The time commitment is one hour twice a week for three weeks. You can use this form to register. Registration deadline is Monday, January 18. Please watch this video for more information.