Community Workshop: Cultural Awareness & Bias
27 October @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
About this Event
This workshop will also cover topics such as regional barriers; tips for working with “at-risk” youth; and more.
We will cover micro-expressions and how you, without knowing it, may be discouraging positive interactions with people. This workshop will cover cultural differences that may create barriers; non-verbal communication; and depending on social cues can greatly impact our work in less than helpful ways.
We will discuss the differences between cultural practices and stereotypes; how to avoid stereotyping; and how to connect with folks even when we do not have shared identities.
This will be a place for open and honest dialogue that will lead to real, sustainable growth for all participants. This workshop is designed to address common barriers to effect service with diverse populations.
Never knowing who is going to walk through your door and need your support, we must be open to any and all people. The way we do this, is by being more educated, practices, and self-aware.
This workshop will facilitate personal and professional growth so that providers working with traumatized populations such as CSEC survivors, diverse populations, minority, and marginalized populations with intersections of trauma will be better equipped and have a higher confidence and capacity to serve all survivors.
Workshop led by Ami Davis.
Ami Davis is the Founder and CEO of The Acadami; a Development Consulting Firm dedicated to both Professional and Personal Development.
Ami combines educational lecture with personal story telling, humor, and action items to create a truly transformative and immediately helpful training experience. As a self-identified Queer Person of Faith, Ami does not shy away from “hard to discuss” topics in the various intersections experienced by GSM (Gender and Sexual Minorities) communities.
Her grace, humor, and keen knowledge keep audiences connected and feeling part of an experience by creating an equitable and safe learning environment for ALL folks; she encourages open and honest dialogue; facilitates connection; and engages with the audience in mutual respect, compassion, patience, and understanding.
Ami’s mission is to leave the world better than she found it and she operates on the whole-hearted belief that we can all work together to Make it Hard to Hate™.