Navigating Predominantly White Organizations: Exploring Strategies for Surviving and Thriving as People of Color – This training is for people of color only
Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship Training
With Marina Barcelo, MSW, MA and Dr. Gita Mehrotra MSW, PhD.
This session will be an opportunity for people of color who work in predominantly white organizations to focus on our lived experiences and strategies for navigating these spaces. Through interactive dialogue and a panel discussion with a diverse group of community practitioners, participants will share some of the challenges of working in dominant culture spaces, explore opportunities for growth and professional development within those settings, and discuss the importance of self and community care to sustain ourselves in our work. Participants will develop and share strategies for surviving and thriving in our work as people of color working and living in predominantly white environments while recognizing some of the unique and shared experiences that we have as people of color with diverse, intersectional identities, roles, and contexts.