Foundations of Intercultural Development Series: Understanding Oppression - Workshop 1
Build your intercultural development skills by understanding how oppression impacts individuals and influences their access to opportunities
Date & Time: Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: Wilder Center (Auditorium A)
Cost: $50 (Includes workshop materials, light snacks and drinks.)
About Workshop 1 - Understanding oppression: How our mirrors got cloudy
Learn about oppression and how it manifests in the individual, how it impacts our perception and influences the decisions we make based on our intersectional identities and explore how our life experiences have a cumulative effect and continue to have a significant influence on people's access to opportunities in our society.
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 light snacks and drinks).
- Feb. 27 - Workshop 1: Understanding oppression: How our mirrors got cloudy (Auditorium A)
- Mar. 4 - Workshop 2: Institutional Oppression: How our identities influence decisions within our institutions (Auditorium A)
- Mar. 17 - Workshop 3: Systemic Oppression: How oppression manifest itself into policies that govern our lives (Room 2510)
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.