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Cultural Humility: An Interactive Experience (Institutional & Structural Racism; Coalition's Challenge in Engaging Communities)
Cultural humility is a philosophy that empowers individuals to effectively engage in interpersonal relationships that are dynamically diverse and mutually respectful. To practice cultural humility is to maintain a willingness to suspend what we know, or what we think we know about a person based on our racism, biases and generalizations about their culture. Rather, what we learn about the communities we serve and our interactions with those at the table stems from being open to what they themselves have determined is their personal expression of their heritage and culture. We will take a deeper look into sustainability and cultural competence in the process of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). We will also explore and discuss the challenges and impact that structural and institutional racism has on the coalitions’ effectiveness in the work of prevention.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1) Establish an understanding of the difference between competence and measuring humility; life-long process of self-reflection and self-critique.
2) Define and understand the social construct of racism and the power of privilege; redressing power imbalances.
3) Enhance learning and effectiveness; promoting institutional accountability.