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Friday Feature 2.16.2018
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The Center for START Services
Invitation to Register: Online Cultural and Linguistic Competence
Learning and Reflection Forum (3/15/18)


Learning and Reflection Forum
March 15, 2018 2:00-3:30 pm EST
What Organizations Can Do to Address the “Isms”

You are invited to a free learning and reflection opportunity provided by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) Leadership Institute. Join Center for START Services Director Dr. Joan Beasley, an invited panelist, and Tawara Goode, NCCC Director, for an important discussion about strategies that can be used to address the “Isms” in organizations in the broad developmental disabilities network. Panelists will speak from their own organizational experiences and include the voices of individuals with and without disabilities.

The "ISMs" is an umbrella term used by the NCCC to refer to a range of attitudes and behaviors that involve perceived superiority, oppression, prejudice, and discrimination based on such factors as race, national origin, ethnicity, language, class, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.1
Objectives
Participants will:
  1. Recognize, describe, and convey to others behaviors that demonstrate the “Isms.”
  2. Describe approaches to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for individuals of all races, ethnicities, cultural groups, and abilities.
  3. Describe how to plan and conduct discussions for staff, faculty, students, self-advocates, and community members about the “Isms."
  4. List conflict management frameworks that are useful in addressing the “Isms.”
  5. Gauge which behaviors associated with the “Isms” rise to the level of warranting legal interventions.
Register here
1 Goode, T.D., Jones W., Dunne, C. & Bronheim S. (2007) And the journey continues … Achieving cultural and linguistic competence in systems serving children and youth with special health care needs and their families. Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. P 23.
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