In-Person Training, Rochester, MN
Friday, November 15, 2019
12:30 pm to 4:00 pm Central Time
FREE for YIPA members
FREE for non-YIPA members
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical components for creating youth programming that truly supports all youth in developing their unique skills and talents. But unless you’re willing to delve into the deep aspects of your own identity, appreciating others’ identities and achieving real inclusion is not likely. Our cultural identities contribute to conscious and unconscious biases, and feed into systems of power and privilege that may negatively impact individuals and communities. Without authentic inclusion, your programming runs the risk of alienating and disempowering the very people you want to serve.
Change starts with building awareness of your own deep cultural identity as the foundation for understanding bias, power, and privilege. It will take time, vigilance, humility, and a continuous commitment to develop your cultural competency. But achieving the outcome of more equitable youth work is worth the investment.
Join us for this interactive training to learn how individual deep cultural identity and intersectionality influence perceptions. You’ll explore how biases and cultural practices impact systems of power and privilege, and how those systems impact you and the youth you serve. You’ll gain tools you can use yourself and adapt for use with youth to help them navigate these topics with their peers. You’ll take a deep dive into honoring cultural identities and learn how to make your interventions more equitable, inclusive, and culturally responsive.
Your Learning Objectives
- Learn how individual deep cultural identity and intersectionality influence our perceptions
- Enhance your ability to bring deep cultural identity, inclusion, and cultural responsiveness to your youth work
- Understand how systems of privilege and power are impacted by our unconscious biases and deep cultural practices
- Understand the impact systems of privilege and power have on various communities
Julie Richards brings nearly 20 years of leadership, curriculum design, staff training/development, and program implementation through evaluation to conversations rooted in equitable family and youth development. Professional experiences across juvenile justice, children’s mental health, and public and private education, have given Julie the comprehensive lens necessary to help organizations create equitable and sustainable programming. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Howard University in English and Secondary Education. Julie also has a Master’s degree in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with a focus on Diversity and Equity from University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana.
Currently, Julie is the Youth and Community Initiatives Coordinator with the Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth, while also running her own consulting business, Inquire, Decipher, Progress LLC. She is also a partner in a Behavior Intervention business, SELBI LLC.
Julie has lived in Washington, DC and Portland, OR, and is now a happy homeowner in Saint Paul, MN.
Your Competency Focus Area
Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: DIVERSITY.
Trainings presented in this focus area will raise your awareness to recognize and transcend your inherent biases, address your unconscious prejudice, and see cultural competency as an ongoing process of development.
- In-Person Training, Rochester, MN
- Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St SE, Rochester MN, 55904
- Friday, November 15, 2019
- 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm Central Time
- Not a YIPA member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Join now or learn more.