It is often difficult for any of us to make ourselves vulnerable to practice Cultural Humility in a meaningful way. It is hard for us to acknowledge the assumptions we may unwittingly rely on. To mitigate this challenge, we strip shame and judgment from the learning process to encourage honest and transparent participation. This workshop is an opportunity for attendees to begin to learn the challenging, self-reflective work of practicing Cultural Humility. By developing the skills of Cultural Humility, they have a stronger understanding of how to work with people from marginalized communities and have the skills to deliver higher quality, more accessible services. Participant often feel that they already know about bias and oppression and therefore do not need to fully engage. To overcome that challenge, we universalize bias and prejudice. Consequently, we ALL, without exceptions, have to work on these issues. We must all be mindful of the assumptions and biases that may, consciously or unconsciously, impact the ways in which we engage clients and colleagues. If left unchecked, those assumptions and biases may negatively affect our service provision when we work with those of another gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, social class etc.
Cost: LCPCM members - $40/Non-members - $60 ($5.00 fee for all refunds)
CEUs: 2 (10am to noon)
Registration limited to 150!
Registration will end Dec 2nd at 11:59pm
About the Presenters:
Jessica Li is a certified diversity coach, trainer, advocate, and non-profit consultant. She has worked for almost 15 years in the social sector, primarily with non-profits and grassroots movements. Her background is in working to end gender-based violence, creating long-lasting social impact, and working with communities of color. Jessica has previously served as the Executive Director of San Francisco SafeHouse, as one of the few non-profit women leaders of color in the city. She was also previously the Executive Director of the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project in Washington, D.C. Jessica has worked for the United Nations Mission in Sudan and the International Rescue Committee. Most recently, Jessica was the Director of Impact Initiatives at the LeaderSpring Center in Oakland, where she focused on building leadership development of senior leaders in the nonprofit sector through the use of a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Syracuse University, and a Master in Public Administration from Cornell University. Jessica is a proud New Yorker and spends her free time traveling and hanging out with her rescue dog, Hansyn.
Fiona Oliphant’s personal mission is to create a world which centers those living in the margins of our society by valuing their lived experiences, amplifying their voices and realigning current systems of power. She’s primarily worked in the gender-based violence sector for almost two decades to actualize that mission. Fiona has been an intern, legal advocate, program manager, staff attorney, trainer, public speaker and director. Each position has been a fundamental building block priming her for sustained social impact work. Prior to working independently, Fiona served as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement for the DC Coalition to End Sexual Violence. She was also the Director of the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project as well as Director of CONNECT’s Legal Advocacy Program. Fiona graduated with honors from Wellesley College and received a Masters degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Fiona also has a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. She firmly believes that our identities, ALL of our identities, are sources of strength, ingenuity and connection. Some of Fiona’s most valued identities are: mother; spouse; first-generation Jamaican-American; avid reader and perpetual globe trotter. Fiona is also an unwavering optimist who believes that collectively we can end violence and oppression.