Critical Cultural Competency Workshop

August 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Critical Cultural Competency Workshop

This one-day Critical Cultural Competency workshop is designed for participants who want to understand the ways that societal inequity is embedded in institutional life as well as in individuals through socialization processes that shape thoughts and behaviors. The Critical Cultural Competency workshop is built on the premise that US society has a dominant set of norms, values and ways of life. This dominant culture establishes the rules and laws by which all people and their ways of life are measured, resulting in a society with unjust power dynamics based on socially constructed identities such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability.

The workshop will examine the ways that US society values and advantages some groups while devaluing and disadvantaging other groups through cultural bias along socially defined categories. The workshop will explore how people within institutions can begin to create new institutional culture by rooting their structure and organizational lifeways in a set of anti-oppressive, transformational values. Participants will examine unconscious bias and learn about the value shift required to start creating more equitable provision of services, programs, and institutional culture.

The Critical Cultural Competency Workshop will be delivered via Zoom by trainers from Chicago Regional Organizing for AntiRacism (CROAR).  The link for Zoom will be sent the week before the training. There will be an hour long lunch break and two other shorter breaks during the program.

The cost is a discounted rate of $25. The Anti-Racism Commission is covering the additional training cost.

This is a one-day program. Register online for August 29 or September 15 or September 26: