Cultural Sensitivity Workshop

Saturday, June 24, 2017 8am-12:30pm
Gateway Technical College – Racine Campus
1001 S Main Street, Racine, WI 53403
Racine Building – Michigan Room

Co-Sponsored By:

Visioning a Greater Racine
Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church
Coming Together Racine
United Way of Racine County
Greening Greater Racine

Visioning a Greater Racine and co-sponsors are offering a workshop on “cultural sensitivity training” designed to enable us to be aware of the strengths and limitations of relating to others based on our own personal and social place in society. We represent common commitments and organizations that reflect racial, ethnic, gender, and other differences.

Diversity in itself does not assure thoughtful and informed engagement. It is a beginning. This workshop addresses the social and power aspects of cultural differences based on race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender orientation, different ability, economic resources, or position.

Shawn Smith from the Alma Institute will lead us in this workshop. He comes highly recommended as a person who can guide us through some introspective and interactive processes that will lead us to learn more about ourselves and others. Last fall, Shawn led a similar workshop for Visioning a Greater Racine, an experience that was well received by participants. Now we are joining with co-sponsors to extend the reach of these efforts.

It is our common hope that the awareness of ourselves and our sensitivity to others will give us the competence and confidence to engage one another with respect and frankness and help to assure the success of our collective efforts to create a community that is life-giving for all.

Wherever you are in your journey to address racism and cultural difference, we hope this workshop will be a meaningful experience that will deepen your commitment and lead to further efforts to engage these issues. We invite you to participate with us in this workshop.

To attend this event, please register here.

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