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Beyond Diversity: Creating Communities Where Everyone Feels Welcomed

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An interactive discussion of what each of us can do to build communities where people from all cultural backgrounds feel welcomed and included.

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Beyond Diversity: Creating Communities Where Everyone Feels Welcomed

  1. 1. Intercultural Community Builders<br />Beyond Diversity:<br />Building Communities Where<br />Everyone Feels Welcomed<br />Shepard Symposium on<br />SOCIAL JUSTICE<br />University of Wyoming<br />April 2011<br />©Intercultural Community Builders, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Intercultural Community Builders<br />Our VISION<br />Building communities where people <br />from all cultural backgrounds <br />feel welcomed and included and <br />are encouraged, supported, <br />and empowered to <br />reach their full potential.<br />©Intercultural Community Builders, 2011<br />
  3. 3. Introductions:<br />Your Dimensions of Diversity<br /><ul><li>Find five things you have in common; for example, you are all female or male.
  4. 4. Find five things that describe how you are different; for example, one of you wears glasses and the others do not.</li></ul>©Intercultural Community Builders, 2011<br />
  5. 5. Why is this workshop important?<br />Us and Them<br />A History of Intolerance in America<br />By Jim Carnes<br />Illustrated by Herbert Tauss<br />Published by Southern Poverty Law Center<br />©Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  6. 6. Religious Intolerance<br />Mary Dyer – hanged for refusing to deny her religious beliefs.<br />© Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  7. 7. Slavery in America<br />© Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  8. 8. Intolerance Against<br />Native Americans<br />©Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  9. 9. Anti-Immigration / Anti-Catholic<br />© Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  10. 10. Anti-Semitism<br />© Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  11. 11. Exclusion<br />© Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  12. 12. Homophobia<br />© Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  13. 13. © Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  14. 14. Your Experiences With <br />Intolerance & Discrimination<br /><ul><li>What examples of intolerance have you witnessed or experienced?
  15. 15. How did this incident make you feel?
  16. 16. How did this incident affect your behavior?</li></ul>© Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  17. 17. Impact on the Target Victim<br />P.T.S.S. (D)<br />Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (Disorder)<br /><ul><li>Anger
  18. 18. Self-hatred
  19. 19. Self-doubt
  20. 20. Depression
  21. 21. Withdrawal
  22. 22. Fear/Paranoia
  23. 23. Violence
  24. 24. Learned Helplessness
  25. 25. Flashbacks/Restimulation
  26. 26. Multiple Addictions
  27. 27. Physical Acting Out
  28. 28. Verbal Acting Out
  29. 29. Poor Relationships
  30. 30. Suicide</li></ul>© Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  31. 31. Prejudice<br /><ul><li>A learned belief
  32. 32. Based on incomplete information
  33. 33. Leading to a judgment about the targeted individual or group
  34. 34. Resulting in negative attitudes and behavior towards the targeted individual or group.</li></ul>©Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  35. 35. What beliefs were you taught about human <br />differences? How were these beliefs taught to you?<br />Human Differences: Religion, sexual orientation, gender, income, differently abled, ethnicity, education level, and so forth.<br /> <br />© Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  36. 36. What beliefs do you teach others about human <br />differences? How do you teach these beliefs?<br />Human Differences: Religion, sexual orientation, gender, income, differently abled, ethnicity, education level, and so forth.<br /> <br />© Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  37. 37. Interculturally skillful community leaders are agents for positive changes that benefit the<br />entire community.<br />Are you an interculturally skillful community leader?<br />© Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  38. 38. Characteristics of an<br />Interculturally Skillful Community Leader<br />Practices and models excellent intercultural skills in your personal and professional lives.<br />Devotes time, energy and resources to learning about cultures different from your own cultural groups.<br />Is non-judgmental, acknowledging that cultural differences are not good or bad, right or wrong, but simply different.<br />Promotes the appreciation of community cultural groups by creating an inclusive, welcoming environment for all.<br />© Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  39. 39. The Interculturally Skillful Community Leader<br />Is an opinion leader and positive role model who encourages others to be more inclusive and accepting of all cultural groups.<br />Demonstrates their comfort with cultural differences by building trust relationships with culturally diverse colleagues, clients and community members.<br />Facilitates communication among cultural groups, making sure that members of all groups are respected for their beliefs and practices.<br />Serves as a cultural mediator to help build bridges of understanding and collaborations between members of different cultural groups.<br />© Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  40. 40. The Interculturally Skillful Community Leader<br />Confronts discriminatory behaviors and policies that limit opportunities and create obstacles for culturally diverse co-workers and clients.<br /> Works on eliminating harmful prejudices and intolerant behaviors.<br /><ul><li>Put a check mark  in the boxes that best describe you now.
  41. 41. Put a star in the boxes that best describe your intercultural leadership goals for the next six months.
  42. 42. On the box at the bottom of the page, write the first action you will take to become an interculturally skillful community leader.</li></ul>© Intercultural Community Builders 2011<br />
  43. 43. Intercultural Community Builders<br />Our VISION<br />Building communities where people <br />from all cultural backgrounds <br />feel welcomed and included and <br />are encouraged, supported, <br />and empowered to <br />reach their full potential.<br />©Intercultural Community Builders, 2011<br />

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