MCRC@ADVIS DEI Conference: 10/11/19
Was it Something I Said?
Introductory: New to topic / subject matter
Building Capacity: Skills, Competencies, & Processes for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
(Administrators and Trustees)
Round 2 only
Catherine Wigginton Greene, Executive Director of Content and Engagement, Point Made Learning
Yes, you said it. You didn't mean it the way it sounded, and you knew immediately that you had misspoken. Or, maybe you can tell by her expression that something you just said is problematic, but you're not sure exactly why. Or maybe you simply cannot believe what your boss just said! All these situations are fraught, but what happens next makes all the difference in a community.
The workshop gives participants tactical tools they can use to make difficult conversations easier, and the techniques we share apply to every relationship we have. More than a few participants have stated this workshop did as much for them at home as it did at work. With a few laughs along the way and some private moments of truthful reflection, the facilitator will give participants a step-by-step roadmap of and opportunity to practice what to do and say when you have offended someone in your community, and when someone has offended you.
Participants will come away with heightened awareness about people's experiences with race, class, gender, religion, ability, and sexuality. A better understanding of what microaggressions are and why they matter; increased comfort with leading productive D&I conversations; increased empathy for students, staff, faculty and other community members; action plan for quickly and immediately addressing situations where someone in the community has offended another; action plan for addressing any issues that might arise during the workshop.
Catherine Wigginton Greene
writes, directs, and produces Point Made Learning's films and oversees the creation of programming that accompanies films so that viewers can connect more deeply with the subject matter. She is a trained journalist and directed the documentary "I'm Not Racist... Am I?" which followed a diverse group of teens through a yearlong exploration of race and racism and created Look Deeper: Race, which uses the documentary as the foundation of the online antiracism course. She travels the U.S. leading workshops and facilitating dialogue about race and racism.
Catherine is also presenting "
The U.S. is Racist
" with André Robert Lee, Point Made Films.
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