Racial Justice: What's Cultural Competency Have To Do With It?

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Part of Eastside For All's "Tools for Change" for East King County equity advocates.

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We have the will and desire, but do we have the skills needed to advance racial justice in our organizations, schools, and communities?

Join us for an introductory conversation about the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI), a tool that helps us see how we make meaning of - and respond - to differences.

Come learn how Eastside For All is using the IDI to support the essential mindset, skills, and concrete actions required for system change.

This is a free event for equity advocates from all racial and cultural backgrounds. 


Debbie Lacy, Founder/CEO of Eastside For All, has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, group facilitation, intercultural competency, and coalition-building to promote racial and social justice. She co-founded the Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition in 2002, and helped bring the welcoming movement to East King County. Debbie's career began in research that supported anti-racist efforts on college campuses, increasing awareness about hate groups and facilitating student advocacy groups. Debbie has a B.A. in Psychology from Wellesley College and a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. 

Dr. Louise Wilkinson has had a long career as a diversity and inclusion, intercultural competence, and leadership consultant for organizations, primarily The Boeing Company. She has also conducted diversity workshops for nonprofits, higher education and faith-based organizations. Dr. Wilkinson has published articles and book chapters on developing personal and organizational intercultural competence and presented at international and national conferences. She was on the faculty of the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication for its last five years and holds a coaching certification focused on intercultural relations and leadership development. She has recently focused on privilege and racism, leading teams and facilitating workshops and conversations in non-profit organizations.

You'll be given the option to donate when you register. All donations go to support local IDI training, including a fund to assist community members who may need help with the costs of participating fully in the IDI process with their organization, and to support people interested in becoming licensed as IDI Qualified Administrators.

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