Because we belong to a particular racial or ethnic group does not mean that we view race in the same way. One African American man might hold a sign that says “All Lives Matter” while another protests on the streets of Baltimore demanding justice for Black Lives. How is it that two people from the same racial group can see the same situation so differently?
This workshop explores the different stages of racial/ethnic identity development that people within groups go through, as a way to better understand the progressive development of one’s thinking. It is through this understanding that we can more effectively engage in race related conversations.
Through storytelling, lecture, and interactive exercises, participants explore their own stages of racial/ethnic identity development and learn to better understand that of others. We’ll use this new understanding to examine how to effectively communicate within and across cultures and discuss how this relates to our workplaces.
1) Engage in courageous conversations about race;
2) Learn models for racial/ethnic identity development;
3) Practice skills for engaging within and across cultures.