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Jul
14
Fri
2017
Internalized Sexism & White Privilege: A Workshop for White Women
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – Jul 15 @ 4:30 pm

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Friday, July 14 & Saturday, July 15, 2017


The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144


8:30am Check-in & light breakfast
9:00am-4:30pm Workshop



As we work in multicultural partnerships, it is beneficial to examine the unique dynamics of our socialization around gender and race. While white women face experiences of gender oppression, we also benefit from white privilege. In what ways do these two phenomena work together to create misunderstandings, missed collaborations, and acts of supremacy?


In this workshop we use a model to examine how our identities develop as we grow in our understanding of personal and institutional oppression. Over two days we use highly interactive methods including reflective writing, video clips, small group conversations, story telling, role-playing and many other ways to take a deep look into learned patterns of behavior.


Recognizing these patterns helps us name and practice strategies to better collaborate in multicultural settings. During our time together we co-create a community where our spirits are renewed and our commitment to social justice strengthened.


Participants will…

  • Analyze the complex intersection of internalized sexism and white privilege and how this plays out in our lives.
  • Learn and apply a model of white women’s anti-racist identity development.
  • Practice strategies to heal ourselves and counter racist and sexist socialization in order to improve our cross-cultural relationships and better advocate for systems change.

Facilitators:
Ilsa Govan & Tilman Smith


Cost:
$250 Early-Bird Rate available before June 23rd, $275 thereafter.
Includes free resources, a light breakfast & snacks.
No refunds given for any reason after July 6, 2017, although you are welcome to gift your seat to a colleague.


Clock Hours & CEUs:
This workshop has been approved for 6 CEUs by the Washington State Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Our provider number is #1975-369.


Notes & Questions About Registration:
Email: Mercedes.Robinson@culturesconnecting.com

When scheduling events and partnering with venues, we prioritize making the event physically accessible for all participants whenever possible. The 2100 Building is wheelchair accessible and the workshop is on the ground floor. Accessible parking is available in the parking garage. We ask that you please refrain from wearing strong fragrances in order to keep this event accessible to community members with chemical sensitivity. To inquire about the possibility of additional accommodations, please contact Mercedes Robinson at the email listed above by June 23, 2017.

Aug
10
Thu
2017
Train the Trainer: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – Aug 11 @ 4:30 pm

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Thursday, August 10th – Friday, August 11th

The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144


8:30am Check-in & light breakfast
9:00am-4:30pm Workshop


Through engaging and interactive exercises, you’ll learn helpful strategies and tips on how to successfully present sensitive information to a wide audience of learners. You will develop skills to take difficult conversations about race, privilege and power to a deeper level and learn strategies for working with resistance. The two-day workshop will give you time to practice applying the strategies in a variety of scenarios.


Both experienced and novice trainers are encouraged to attend and will learn new tools. However, participants in this workshop should have awareness of your own biases, privileges and internalized oppression, as well as some knowledge of institutional racism and white privilege in the United States. The more personal work you have done to understand these issues, the more you will get out of this workshop as a facilitator.


The skills developed in this two-day intensive are valuable for individuals who want to further equity work in their communities.  Organizations committed to instituting systemic change will also benefit by training a cohort of internal trainers to provide on-going, culturally relevant professional development for staff.


Participants in this workshop receive a free copy of our Train the Trainer workbook, filled with take-away resources and valued at $32.00.


Participants will…

  •     Gain tips for creating a welcoming environment.
  •     Learn ways to establish credibility and build relationships with participants.
  •     Identify your own triggers and learn strategies to engage people when they are triggered.
  •     Develop skills for handling common pitfalls and resistance.
  •     Explore different dynamics for facilitators of color and white facilitators.
  •     Cultivate the ability to address cultural tensions and conflict.
  •     Notice and address common expressions of white privilege in workshop dynamics.

Facilitators
Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D. & Ilsa Govan, M.A.


Cost
$275 Early-Bird registration before July 20th, $300 thereafter.
Includes free resources, a light breakfast and afternoon snacks.
No refunds given for any reason after August 3, 2017, although you are welcome to gift your seat to a colleague.


CEUs
This workshop has been approved for 12 CEUs by the Washington State Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Our provider number is #1975-369.


How is this different from the “Activities for Trainers” workshop?
The “Train the Trainer” workshop focuses on the art of effective facilitation in any setting and with any activity. Unlike the “Activities” workshop, you will not learn any particular lesson plans. In this workshop, you will receive our book, while the other workshop comes with a complementary flash drive with resources. If you’d like to purchase extra copies of our book or flash drive, please visit our Products page.


Notes & Questions About Registration:
Email: Mercedes.Robinson@culturesconnecting.com

When scheduling events and partnering with venues, we prioritize making the event physically accessible for all participants whenever possible. The 2100 Building is wheelchair accessible and the workshop is on the ground floor. Accessible parking is available in the parking garage. We ask that you please refrain from wearing strong fragrances in order to keep this event accessible to community members with chemical sensitivity. To inquire about the possibility of additional accommodations, please contact Mercedes Robinson at the email listed above by July 27, 2017.

Oct
16
Mon
2017
Bridge Conference 2017
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm
Bridge Conference

Bridge Conference 2017


Registration Now Live

The premier conference for expanded learning professionals in the Pacific Northwest is returning to the University of Washington October 16 & 17, 2017!

Our theme this year is Together We Rise. What does it take for young people to thrive? Creating inclusive environments for young people goes beyond offering fun enrichment and quality academic supports. Young people also need places where they can heal wounds created by exclusion and inequity. Young people need tools and supports to empower them to become change agents.

Together We Rise means programs, communities and families work together to advocate for inclusive programs. We will ensure young people are not just resilient, but are self-aware; not just leaders, but thoughtful individuals invested in their futures and the future of their communities. Highlighted sessions include community organizing, engaging families, being a change agent within our programs and communities.

Stay tuned for keynote and workshop session announcements later this spring.

Date:
Monday & Tuesday, Oct 16 & 17, 2017

Location:
The HUB, UW
4001 E Stevens Wy NE, Seattle, WA 98195

Price:
$425 (Until Sep. 14)

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