70 Westfield St
Providence, RI 02907
Join the Accessing Home AmeriCorps Resident Services Coordinators on Tuesday, February 6th at 2pm as we learn about Community Relations and Allyship with Nwando Ofokansi of the Katie Brown Educational Program.
The United States has become increasingly polarized. We have racism with no racists, anti-Black workers’ rights activists, and pro-Black movements that are anti-LGBT+. President Trump remarked that “it is time for America to bind the wounds of division…[and] come together as one united people.” However, calling for unity is not enough. A united front requires understanding and respect. This workshop details components of cultural competence that are fundamental to building meaningful solidarity.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Understand the connection between oppression and violence
- Understand the significance of empathy in healthy community relations
- Understand how insensitive rhetoric can create tension in community relations
- Recognize the role of privilege and how to use privilege to be an anti-oppression ally
To learn more about Accessing Home, visit our website: http://neighborworksbrv.org/accessing-home/