Creating a Culture of Diversity

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Creating a Culture of Diversity

July 21 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm CDT

The purpose of this diversity workshop is to increase cultural awareness, understand the difference between equity and inclusion, and reduce prejudices against underrepresented groups.

Objectives:

After completing this program, social workers, program administrators, and other participants will be able to:

  1. Define cultural awareness to increase diversity knowledge and communication
  2. Discuss the difference between diversity, equity, and inclusion
  3. Explore inclusive language examples

Presenter:

Angela Gray, MSW, EDs

Angela holds a Bachelor’s and Master of Social Work degree and a Specialist in Education Administration from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is a high school social worker of twenty years. She has devoted herself to using her professional expertise to empower and promote justice and dignity, implementing various programs within her community and school. She self-published two books in 2019, distributed and sold through Amazon: “Girl, Check that Attitude”, and “Help! I Have an Attitude Problem”. She recently assisted her daughter in writing her first book, “Amoriah’s Magic Afro Puffs”. Angela is a new Alumni board member at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian recipient. She is also the 2020 YWCA Women of Distinction awardee. She enjoys spending time with her family and crafting. During the pandemic, she and her family started their small T-shirt business, Luv2Express Tees and More; specializing in mental health, mommy and me, ethnic, and women empowerment designs.

AGENDA:

1:00 – 2:00 pm 

*Introduction and Disclaimer

*Pretest

*Differences between Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

*Thought Exercise

*Understanding the difference between Gender, Sex, and Sexuality

2:00 – 3:00 pm

*Cultural Awareness

*Cultural Acculturation

*Cultural Assimilation

*Prejudice, Microaggression, Implicit Bias

3:00 – 4:00 pm 

*Summarization of content

*Reflection of content

*Posttest

*Q&A and references

$69