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Critical Cultural Competency (2 Afternoon sessions – Online Classroom)

This event is currently full. However you can be added to a waiting list. You will be notified if spaces become available.

** This session has been split into two sessions, and you must attend both. The two times are:

  • Thursday, April 22nd from 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm 
  • Friday, April 23rd from 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm 

The Critical Cultural Competency workshop is built on the premise that US society has a dominant set of norms, values and ways of life. This dominant culture establishes the rules and laws by which all people and their ways of life are measured, resulting in a society with unjust power dynamics based on socially constructed identities such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability.  

The workshop will examine the ways that US society values and advantages some groups while devaluing and disadvantaging other groups based on socially defined categories. The workshop will explore how people within institutions can begin to create new institutional culture by rooting their structure and organizational lifeways in a set of anti-oppressive, transformational values.   

This Critical Cultural Competency workshop is designed for participants who want to understand the ways that societal inequity is embedded in institutional life as well as in individuals through socialization processes that shape thoughts and behaviors. Participants will examine unconscious bias and learn about the value shift required to start creating more equitable provision of services, programs, and institutional culture. 

About the Facilitators: Since 1986, Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training has been providing strategic organizing, workshop facilitation, and consulting to institutions, sectors and communities striving to dismantle racism. This includes analyzing internal policies and procedures that maintain white power and privilege, and helping to create intervention strategies to dismantle oppressive systems. A key strategy for institutional organizing is creating internal antiracism teams once there is sufficient shared understanding and analysis within an organization. Through this work Crossroads also strives to create and strengthen structures of accountability to People and Communities of Color and other socially oppressed groups, both within the institution and in the wider community.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will be introduced to racism as a systemic and structural problem that:  

  • Shapes individual attitudes and actions in ways that pull people into complicity with dominant societal norms. 

  • Impacts institutional norms and behavior in a way that inhibits the ability of institutions to fully and appropriately serve all constituents.  

  • Creates institutional mono-culture that makes it difficult for People of Color, immigrants and refugees to access and receive services in culturally sensitive and appropriate ways. 

Suggested Career Path:  All levels – Anyone interested in learning about how systemic shows up in our communities.   

April 22nd, 2021 1:30 PM through April 23rd, 2021 5:00 PM
Workshop Price
Member $100/ Nonmember $200 $ 200.00
Certificate Details
Certificate Course Critical Cultural Competency (Leadership), Critical Cultural Competency (CI)