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1 PRSA - NYC 6/25/14 6/25/2014 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence

2 Listen Participate Be respectful Stay in the room Silence or turn off electronics Stay at your ‘growing edge’ Speak from the ‘I’ Focus on diversity of social identities and experiences in your work and life Ask if you don’t understand something 6/25/2014 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence

3  What led you to this workshop? 6/25/2014 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence

4 Multiple social identities:  Race  Culture/ethnicity  Class  Gender  Age  Religion Structural Privilege/advantage or Disadvantage 6/25/2014 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence

5  In groups of 2 take turns sharing:  In what place(s) did you grow up and what was it like for you?  Describe at least one way your experience growing up informs your perspective in your current work. 6/25/2014 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence

6  Knowledge  Self Awareness  Skills  Cultural humility* ◦ Openness to attitudes, styles and norms different from one’s own ◦ Actively listening ◦ Reflecting and reserving judgment ◦ Putting oneself in the context of the other * Ortega, R. & Faller, K. C. (2012). Training child welfare workers from an intersectional cultural humility perspective: A paradigm shift. Child Welfare, 90(5): /25/2014 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence

7  Disproportionality e.g. over-representation of Black and Latino kids in foster care  Disparity e.g. unequal access to quality health care  Unequal outcomes e.g. higher HS drop out rate  Across systems: Health, Housing, Employment, Education, child welfare, Juvenile Justice, Criminal Justice, Media, Finance 6/25/2014 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence

8 In same groups of two:  Name two aspects of your multiple social identities, class, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion that are most important and present in your life?  How do those aspects of your social identity afford you privilege/advantage or disadvantage?  Describe one experience or personal observation of structural racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism or other structural bias in your life/work 6/25/2014 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence

9 Based on our brief discussion today about multiple social identities and experience with structural bias, how diverse and inclusive is your hiring, decision-making, promotions, leadership, customers/clients, vendors and opportunities for attracting young people to the PR field? What next steps would be strategic to provide more diversity and inclusion of different experiences and perspectives in your company and in PRSA - NYC? 6/25/2014 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence

10 What surprises, learnings, discoveries, satisfactions or dissatisfactions did you experience in this workshop? 6/25/2014 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence

11  The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, Undoing Racism Workshop™. For information and workshop schedule: Books Alexander, Michelle. (2010) The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: The New Press 6/25/2014 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence

12 Books: Martinez, Elizabeth. (1998). De Colores Means All of Us: Latina Views for a Multi-Colored Century. Cambridge Ma: South End Press. McGoldrick, M., Giordano, J. and Garcia- Preto, N. (Eds.) (2005) Ethnicity and Family Therapy, Third Edition. New York: Guilford Press 6/25/2014 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence

13 Books Tatum, B., (1997). Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And other conversations about race. New York: Basic Books. Articles Kivel, P., (1998) “I’m Not White, I’m Jewish: Standing as Jews in the Fight for Racial Justice” 6/25/2014 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence

14 Articles  Ortega, R. & Faller, K. C. (2012). Training child welfare workers from an intersectional cultural humility perspective: A paradigm shift. Child Welfare, 90(5):  Sue, D. et.al. (2007) “Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Implications for Clinical Practice” American Psychologist, Vol.62, No.4, pp.271 – 286 6/25/2014 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence

15 Videos California Newsreel:  Race: The power of an illusion: Episode One: The difference between us. Los Angeles, (58 minutes)  Race: The power of an illusion: Episode Two: The story we tell. Los Angeles, California Newsreel. (58 minutes)  Race: The power of an illusion: Episode Three: The house we live in. Los Angeles, California Newsreel. (58 minutes) 6/25/2014 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence

16 Videos  Tim Wise: On White Privilege, Racism, White Denial and the Costs of Inequality  Justice for My People: The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Story (aired on PBS September 2007) (Mexican American civil rights activist in California) 6/25/2014 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence


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