Coming Together for Racial Understanding
Professional Development is offering a one day workshop for Extension and Outreach staff, faculty and council members, “Coming Together for Racial Understanding,” based on the national initiative developed by the Cooperative Extension Service Rapid Response Team. In order to register and attend a regional Coming Together for Racial Understanding workshop, you must already have participated in the Navigating Difference Cultural Competency Workshop series.
Participants in Coming Together for Racial Understanding will:
• Identify barriers to communication and interaction.
• Counter bias and prejudice.
• Connect discrimination and oppression with real life experiences.
• Recognize, acknowledge, and affirm the pain and joy of being in target and non–target groups.
• Build trust across racial and other differences.
• December 8, Linn County Extension, 383 Collins Road NE, Suite 201, Cedar Rapids, IA
Workshop is 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with a 60 minute lunch break.
Cost for Extension and Outreach staff is free, morning refreshments will be provided and participants will need to bring their lunch. For more information about the workshop, see the Coming Together for Racial Understanding Course Information Sheet and Coming Together for Racial Understanding Sample Agenda online.
Please contact Gayle Coon for additional information. Registration is limited to 25 participants per workshop.