Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
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Arlette Rodriguez-Miller, Executive Director 
Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council 


Cultural Humility: Moving Beyond Cultural Competence to Advance Equity & Social Justice

Cultural competence has long been known as the cornerstone for diversity awareness and cross-cultural communication. But its flaws and limitations point to a paradigm shift toward cultural humility, a framework for advancing equity and social justice by intentionally living at the crossroads of who we are, how others see us, and where power positions us within a system. On a small scale, cultural humility can enhance communication, foster trust, deepen connections, and improve outcomes when interacting across difference. In the bigger picture, it's a process that can radically transform workplaces and organizations. In this introspective workshop, participants will learn how to engage in critical self-work, identify systemic inequities, gain a deeper understanding of individual and group membership, and explore ideas for applying cultural humility principles into personal and professional spheres of influence.

Part III of GLADC's Three Session Series with 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award Recipient:

Amanda Florence Goodenough  

Amanda currently serves as a Team Lead for Social Responsibility Speaks™, LLC, a womxn-owned and BIPOC-centered consulting agency, whose mission is to create a culture of belonging and mattering through a focus on equity, inclusion, and justice. The Social Responsibility Speaks’™ team partners with individuals and organizations to commit to becoming better and stronger in the journey to prevent harm, confront bias, and seek justice

Previously, Amanda served as the Director of the Research & Resource Center for Campus Climate at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. For 15+ years, Amanda facilitated workshops, programming, and assessment, provided leadership for the award-winning Awareness through Performance, and guided the institution's Hate Response Team. During her tenure, Amanda co-founded RISE UP (Racial & Intersecting Identity Symposium for Equitable University Progress) and the nationally-growing Hate/Bias Response Symposium. 

Our Vision

The Greater La Crosse Area is an inclusive and welcoming place to live, work, access opportunities, contribute and belong. Our workplaces and communities affirm the inherent possibilities of people of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, abilities, cultures, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, economic and military statuses.

Do you find the efforts of our consortium of local organizations crucial for making the La Crosse Area an inclusive and equitable place to live?

We want to invite you, your colleagues, and your circles of influence to join the Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council by becoming an active member! Learn more here:  https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/membership/ 

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