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1 Diversity: Good for Business and Good for Humans
PRSA - NYC 6/25/14 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence 6/25/2014

2 Agreements for Workshop
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 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence 6/25/2014

3 Why is Diversity important in your work?
What led you to this workshop? Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence 6/25/2014

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

5 Warm up Exercise 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. Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence 6/25/2014

6 Key components of Cultural Competence
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): Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence 6/25/2014

7 Manifestations of Structural Racism
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 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence 6/25/2014

8 Exercise 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 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence 6/25/2014

9 Small Group Discussion
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? Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence 6/25/2014

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

11 Resources 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 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence 6/25/2014

12 Resources continued Books:
. Resources continued 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 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence 6/25/2014

13 Resources continued 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” Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence 6/25/2014

14 Resources continued 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 Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence 6/25/2014

15 Resources continued 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) Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence 6/25/2014

16 Resources continued Videos
Tim Wise: On White Privilege, Racism, White Denial and the Costs of Inequality 2008 Justice for My People: The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Story (aired on PBS September 2007) (Mexican American civil rights activist in California) Joan Adams, LCSW Consultant on Racial Equity and Cultural Competence 6/25/2014


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