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Becoming a Culturally Competent Ally


Thursday, October 07, 2021


Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

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This interactive workshop offers practical solutions to working across differences and to educate participants about social justice and actively becoming a bridge for inclusivity. Participants will learn how to be a culturally competent ally for peers, colleagues, and community members whose culture differs from their own. The training design operates from the essential position that anyone in a place of privilege can be an ally.

For example, people from majority culture can be actionable allies to people of color, and men can be allies to women, cis people can be allies to transgender and gender non-conforming people, non-disabled people can be allies to those with different abilities, economically privileged people can be allies to those who are not and so on. Many of us lack the tools to effectively engage in the process of allyship defined as, “a lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability with marginalized individuals and groups of people.” 

Please join Chatara Mabry as she engages workshop participants in the systemic process of critical self-reflection, values orientation, safe space creation, and speaking out against bias and discrimination. 

This workshop has multiple sessions. It meets on Tuesdays from 6:00–9:00pm until December 9, 2021.

Pre-registration required.

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