No Justice, No Peace in the Absence of Truth (a Case for Cultural Humility)
The COVID-19 pandemic had a disproportionate impact on black and brown citizens, bringing to the surface the realities of disparitiesthat have existed for far too long. There is a denial, cognitive dissonance and a determination to uphold and protect systemic institutional and structural racism, perpetuated and sustained, triggering a new level of civil unrest in the absence of truth. Truth is a quality or state of being true; an absolute force manifested by the verity of the matter. Cultural humility is a process of communal reflection, with the goal of creating a more inclusive worldview; a multidimensional concept that requires an awareness of power dynamics, respectful partnerships and institutional accountability. The training sessions will challenge our understanding of cultural humility, enhancing our effectiveness in engaging the communities we serve.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1) Begin to engage in the lifelong process of self-reflection and critique
2) Redress the imbalance of power
3) Understand institutional accountability