course »Being an Anti-Racist White Ally and Accomplice to Clients, Colleagues, and Communities of Color Within The Child Welfare System

Date: 11/10/2020, 9:15 am—4:45 pm
County: Training Offerings
CEUs: 6
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
Online Training

With the recent killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and the mass protests that have followed, there is increasing recognition nationwide of systemic racism within and outside our criminal justice system that demands immediate attention and decisive action. As has always been the case and with ever increasing urgency, it is imperative within our field that white staff bring a high level of awareness to act with cultural responsiveness and humility when engaging with clients, colleagues and communities of color. Integrating cultural knowledge, techniques and activities into one’s practice and agency programming, without it being insensitive or an appropriation, is an ability that requires on-going development.

Join us at this engaging workshop where we will explore what it means to be a white ally and accomplice to people of color, including an ongoing exploration and commitment to address historical oppression and to dismantle contemporary tools of white supremacy. Whether you identify as white yourself, work with white colleagues or simply wish to add to this valuable dialogue, all interested youth work staff or volunteers are encouraged to attend.