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SCT Workshop: How to Have a Conversation about Race, Bias, and Equity

September 18, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Middlesex Community College
100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT 06457 Room 808A, Chapman Hall
September 19, 2019 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, CT 06708 F-101, Founders Hall
September 11, 2019 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Eastern Connecticut State University
Eastern Rd, Windham, CT 06226 J. Eugene Smith Library, Johnson Community Room (Room 204)

Gathering diverse stakeholders for community conversations is an important strategy for healing racial divides and building trust among different racial and ethnic groups, law enforcement, and local elected officials. Humans communicate on many levels: spoken language, tone, body language, style, and personality.The fact that we have complex cultural identities and a host of differing past experiences increases the probability of cross-cultural miscommunications.

This workshop provides an in-depth focus on major cross-cultural communication theories, ways that cultural values, power, privilege, and differences affect the way we communicate, tools for questioning assumptions, and ways to improve cross-cultural communications. Workshop facilitators show leaders resources and materials to help kick off, prepare for, and facilitate conversations about race, bias, and equity.

This event is 1 of 3 workshops. You can view the details of the other workshops: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Workshop and Everyday Anti-Racism Workshop.

Registration is free and light drinks will be served.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

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