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PRI’s Cultural Humility Workshops



PRI is a catalyst for change! They conduct research, promote policies and unite diverse communities to create the kinds of places we all want to live in.  Through the Cultural Humility Workshops, we provide a framework to improve cross-cultural understanding and encourage healthy interactions. These workshops on race and inclusion provide a combination of engaging presentation, frank, open discussion and concrete skills building and application. We want to open eyes, inspire, get folks talking and thinking, as well as applying new lessons, ideas and insights. Always, the goal is to think in new ways, build bridges and grow stronger in a racially diverse world.

 

The Presenters / Facilitators:

A’Jamal Byndon
 

A’Jamal Byndon is a Community Consultant with Nebraska Families Collaborative and adjunct professor at University of Nebraska-Omaha. He is experienced in diversity, outreach and cultural relevancy/humility and is the founder and former director of Omaha Table Talk.

Karen Abrams

Karen Abrams, MPH, is a public health practitioner and strategic planning consultant. As Acting Executive Director of the Omaha-based nonprofit, Policy Research & Innovation, she helps foster partnerships, craft research-based policy analysis, and create opportunities for civic and community engagement.

  

UPCOMING CULTURAL HUMILITY WORKSHOPS

Advanced Cultural Humility: Dismantling Structural Racism
This four-hour workshop will help participants learn how to identify and implement the steps necessary to incorporate a cultural humility lens within an organizational or institutional context. This workshop will provide opportunities for individual reflection, small-group and large-group exploration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Terminology: Understand and define racialization, structural racism, racial equity, systems framework, dominant world view, white privilege and white supremacy.

  • Reflection & Analysis: Learn how to use a systems analysis to understand the structural inequalities that underlie racial disparities and impede people of color.

  • Skills-Building: Develop the skills to be discerning observers of the individual and institutional behaviors that promote white supremacy. Learn strategies to help dismantle structural racism by counteracting the mechanisms that undermine racial inclusion and participation.


Wading into Whiteness
This four-hour workshop will get participants thinking deeply about what it means to be white in a racially diverse world. We will examine the connections between white identity and white supremacy, and learn how overcoming white supremacy is essential to achieving racial equity and justice. This workshop will provide opportunities for individual reflection, small-group and large-group exploration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Terminology: Understand and define whiteness, dominant culture, white supremacy, white privilege, individualism, racial stress, race equity and racial justice.

  • Reflection & Analysis: Analyze and critique the morality of white supremacy versus racial equity. Learn strategies to combat white supremacy and achieve racial justice.

  • Looking Ahead: Identify opportunities and establish benchmarks to measure effective engagement with others from different racial world views. Map out steps to begin working towards racial justice as individuals and within organizations.


Advanced Interpersonal Skills in Cultural Humility
This four-hour workshop will help participants understand the multiple dimensions of racial power and the complex dynamics behind racial prejudice and structural racism; the personal and societal costs and benefits of racism; and how to develop the interpersonal skills needed to engage in constructive race-related dialog. This workshop will provide opportunities for individual reflection, small-group and large-group exploration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Terminology: Understand and define power, privilege, racism, white fragility and cultural humility.

  • Self-Reflection & Identity: Characterize personal worldview including any cultural biases and/or blind spots. Assess the ways in which power and privilege shape interactions.

  • Skills-Building: Expand racial intelligence and develop the skills necessary to engage in rewarding inter-racial conversations. Practice cultural humility techniques for appropriate interracial interactions including power analysis, active listening, reflecting, reserving judgment, constructive inquiry and productive conflict.