Foundations of Intercultural Development Series: Systemic Oppression - Workshop 3


Complete your intercultural development by learning about the impact of systemic oppression and its influence on policies that govern us

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: Wilder Center (Room 2510)
Cost: $50 (Includes workshop materials, light snacks and drinks.)

About Workshop 3 – Systemic Oppression: How oppression manifest itself into policies that govern our lives

Learn about systemic oppression, how it has manifested itself into the policies that govern our lives, how our identities and biases impact and influence the policy and procedures within the systems that govern our lives, and explore the cumulative effect of historical oppression and its influence on people's access to opportunities in our society.

Foundations of Intercultural Development Series: Understanding Oppression Workshop 1 at the Wilder Center

About the Foundations of Intercultural Development Series

Start building your intercultural development skills, increase your capacity to interact with, serve or support diverse people and communities, and gain support for your personal and workplace diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. By attending the three training workshops, you will learn how:

  • Oppression and its history impacts the individual, institutional and systemic levels
  • Cultural backgrounds inform and shape our values, biases and identities
  • Perceptions impact and influence the way we work and interact with individuals and groups within our communities and workplaces.

Training Workshops At-a-Glance

You will receive materials that include tools and frameworks with each workshop and a “Certificate of Participation” upon completion that can be added to your resume and your personal or professional development plan.

Workshops will be held at Wilder Center in Saint Paul from 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. and the cost to you is $50 for each (includes workshop materials, light snacks and drinks).

Attend the Foundations of Intercultural Development series if you:

  • Lead or work with multicultural and intergenerational individuals, teams or groups
  • Are starting to look at your organization from a diversity, equity and inclusion lens
  • Are working on a development plan to increase diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in your organization
  • Want to deepen connection and engagement among and with diverse individuals

Past participants who completed the Foundations of Intercultural Development Series have been from:

School districts, nonprofit organizations, boards of directors, cross-organizational committees, government agencies, human resources, neighborhood councils and philanthropic initiatives.

Presented By

Cardina Esparza
Program Manager, Wilder Center for Learning and Excellence™
Arnoldo Curiel is a part-time program associate for the Wilder Center for Learning and Excellence™
Program Associate, Wilder Center for Learning & Excellence™

Get directions, parking, accessibility and more information

Getting to Wilder Center:

  • Directions: Find Wilder Center on Google Maps (Exit 239B off of I-94 for Lexington Parkway)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Transit Green Line | Lexington Parkway Station | Bus Routes 16 and 83
  • Parking: Free in Wilder Center Parking Ramp (includes 5 levels, accessible parking on each level, elevator, stairs, ramps, bike racks and electric charging stations)
  • Accessibility: Wilder Center is fully accessible. Gold Standard in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building. Elevator, stairs and unisex bathrooms available.

Photographs and/or video will be taken at this workshop:

By taking part in this event at Wilder, you grant the organizers full rights to use any images or recordings for publicity, fundraising, or other purposes to achieve the group’s mission. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform Wilder staff.

Contact us for more information and questions

Houa Lor | 651-280-2207 | |

This Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Training series is offered through the Wilder Center for Learning and Excellence™ that provides educational training and consulting services that connect you to the decades of experience and community wisdom that we’ve generated from helping people and organizations develop new skills and ideas, address vital community issues and reach their full potential. We are practitioners grounded in research, learning from the community, and accelerating what works through continued education!