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Cultural Reverence: May 23 & 24 (8:30 - 12:30)

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Sojourner Family Peace Center

Inspirations South

619 W Walnut St.

Milwaukee, WI 53212

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Cultural Reverence is the capacity to be willing and able to relate to, learn about and from persons that one might otherwise experience as “different” or “other” and is grounded in the belief that there are no disposable people.

More of a facilitated conversation than a training, during these two 4-hour sessions you will experientially explore how the Cultural Reverence framework is applied in the context of any relationship whether it is practitioner to served person or colleague to colleague.

Informed by Cultural Humility as developed by Dr. Melanie Tervalon, Cultural Reverence has adopted and evolved the following four principles as a guide post for assessing an individual’s and an organization’s capacity to be culturally reverent.

  • Self-reflection: participants are invited to examine their own multiple cultural identities and the situations where their own, power, privilege and unconscious bias may influence work with clients, colleagues, service partners, and others.
  • Client as Expert: whether encountering a client or colleague, discerning and engaging in skilled dialogue versus debate is a crucial skill to attend to power differentials for encounters of any type.
  • Community as Expert: how do we learn from the population(s) being served about their needs, wants, and desires rather than assuming or predetermining their needs, wants, and desires.
  • Institutional Self-Reflection: how does an organization engage in on-going institutional self-assessment to determine how documents and processes (such as intakes) are or are not culturally responsive and how they might be amended to increase cultural responsiveness.

Come explore the Cultural Reverence framework to enhance your team’s ability to address power differentials in the service relationship, surface and leverage the diversity of your team, and realize service environments that are culturally responsive and empowering. Discover the practical impact of this lens on you, your work and the work of your organization.

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shawn@almacenter.org

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Inspirations South

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Milwaukee, WI 53212

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