A Personal Approach to Multiculturalism
Changing Racism and Other "Isms"
The VISIONS Four-Day Workshop is a thorough introduction to the strategies involved in creating multicultural environments. After completing this workshop, participants will have the skills necessary to identify and challenge "isms" in themselves, in others, and within organizations. This session typically stresses increased learning at the emotional level, as well as new cognitive information and opportunities for practicing new approaches.
Each of the Multicultural Workshops is unique. Within a core design, different aspects are stressed depending on the needs and interests of each group.
Multiculturalism refers to the process of recognizing, understanding, and appreciating one's own culture, as well as the cultures of others. It stresses learning to appreciate the impact of differences in social location based on variables such as race, class, age, sexual orientation, religion, physical ability, and language.
Participants in the Four-Day Multiculturalism Workshop learn concrete strategies for:
- identifying personal prejudice and misinformation
- recognizing institutional racism and other forms of systemic oppression and discrimination
- changing dysfunctional intraracial and interracial behavior
- understanding the personal effects of systems of systemic oppression
- incorporating information regarding current issues, problems, and methods important to the exploration of multicultural issues.
During the sessions, it is helpful to be open to one's own responses regarding both the information presented (content) and how the workshops are conducted (process). All Workshops combine personal and group experiential learning with examination of oppression on four levels - personal, interpersonal, cultural, and institutional.
Workshop leaders are skilled consultants who are committed to achieving multicultural environments where "isms" no longer limit human potential. Four-Day Workshops integrate VISIONS trademarked curriculum with proven techniques, as well as with other personal and community change models.
All Workshop leaders have worked together to develop cooperative relationships as cofacilitators. In both Workshop content and process, leaders model the approach they teach.
Ongoing Multicultural Skill Building
VISIONS regards multicultural training as an ongoing process, it takes time and support to assimilate new information, to develop different behaviors, and to implement change. Completion of a Four-Day Workshop does not reflect the end of one's journey in this area.
To continue learning and to gain support and feedback in multiculturalism, VISIONS also offers supervised follow-up programs. A variety of Ongoing Multicultural Skill-Building Groups provide opportunities to practice implementation and share with others committed to creating working multicultural environments.
Workshop Schedule, Fees, and Registration Information
|Boston, MA||Apr. 16-19, 2013|
|Oakland, CA||June 18-21, 2013|
|Boston, MA||July 16-19, 2013|
|Boston, MA||October 22-25, 2013|
Workshop Fee: The Four-Day workshop fee is $1,050.00. Space is limited and we strongly urge early enrollment. Submission of a $525.00 deposit reserves a participant space and is due upon registration, or no later than one month before the workshop. The remaining balance of $525.00 is due two weeks prior to the scheduled workshop. Limited scholarships and group discounts are available by contacting the Roxbury office. Full payment is required prior to attendance.
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