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Tuesday, June 11 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
Cultural Proficiency: A Way of Being - Baseline Training FULL

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Cultural Proficiency is a way of being that allows individuals and organizations to interact effectively with people. It is a developmental approach for addressing the issues and opportunities that emerge in diverse environments. Our life journeys have been shaped by race and culture and often influence the way we interface with others. This workshop will provide participants with insights and tools to support increased cultural proficiency in their roles working with youth, families, and colleagues.

Learning Goals: 
  • To develop a continuous learning approach that challenges us to both take personal responsibility for our cultural proficiency and our participation in creating institutional accountability for it.
  • To become empowered to challenge oppression.
  • To begin to see the power of denying or affirming people’s full humanity.
  • To develop strategies to give and get support in this journey. 
"Takebacks"
  • Reflections of one definition of Cultural Proficiency  
  • Models for continuous learning including a Cultural Continuum,10 C’s of Awareness and Change, Affinity Identity Groups, Peer-Peer Action Groups
  • Understanding of the importance of listening to and sharing personal stories in deepening our cultural proficiency
  • Understanding the historical and persistent harm done when we deny the impacts of bias and privilege

Assistant Facilitator
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Minh Nguyen

Co-Founder/Consultant, kyriQ
Minh Nguyen is a creative youth worker, weirdo, educator, and nerd.Minh has nine years of experience in the youth development and nonprofit sectors, with seven years of experience at Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, two years as an Massachusetts Promise Fellowship AmeriCorps Member, and several decades of being a curious lifelong learner and observer of people & the world.  Minh holds a BA in Psychology from Oberlin College, and an MS in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern College of Professional Studies... Read More →

Facilitators
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Telesha Mervin

Teacher, King Open Extended Day
Telesha Mervin was born in South Carolina, raised in Boston, and for the last 17 years has resided in Cambridge, Mass. She is a mother of four: two teenagers, one elementary student, and one toddler. Telesha has 20 years of professional work with a focus on serving youth and families... Read More →
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Susan Richards

Co-Director, Cambridge Agenda for Children Out-of-School Time
Susan Richards has spent over 30 years working in the out-of-school time field in Cambridge and has been directing the Agenda for Children OST since its inception in 2001. She is deeply committed to the young people and families of this community. She has a rich history designing... Read More →


Tuesday June 11, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
344 Broadway, 2nd Fl Conference Rm

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