Dear Southern Berkshire Families,
On behalf of Southern Berkshire Community Coalition, Railroad Street Youth Project, Monument Valley Regional Middle School, and Multicultural BRIDGE are excited to invite you to a parent forum on community health. We want to hear your thoughts and opinions on health and wellness, substance use, community, and the future of our children. The most recent PNAS (Prevention Needs and Assessment) data will be shared as well as an important community conversation, and a brief overview with Principal Ben Doren and Multicultural BRIDGE on restorative practice & parent engagement and how it is integrated into the school experience. Please review the attached flyer for more information.
Save the Date!
For more information, call Sonia at RSYP at 528-2475.
RSVP for Childcare with Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org for children under 8 years old or call 413-394-4029.
Building a Positive Work Environment:
Developing Cultural Competence and Combating Microaggressions in the Workplace
March 16th, 2016
In this workshop, we aim to increase organizational cultural competence to ensure a positive work environment. We begin with discussions around diversity, culture, prejudice, internal biases, and stereotyping. Next, we explore cultural clashes and barriers and lay out strategies for identifying and combating microaggressions, such as micro-affirmations. Finally, we look at the benefits of cultural competence in the workplace, including increased employee happiness and productivity.
Navigating the Multicultural Workplace:
Valuing Diversity in the Workplace for Increased Retention
In this workshop, we delve into the topic of diversity. We explore the meaning of diversity, as well as how it contributes to culture. We look at how a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity can increase staff retention.
Cultural and Linguistic Competency in Management and Public Relations,
In this workshop, we begin to discuss the links between language and culture. We explore what it means to be culturally and linguistically competent. We discuss how developing cultural and linguistic competency can increase effectiveness in management and public relations.
Building a Representative Organization:
Diversity in Board Recruitment
In this workshop, we explore the development of a diverse board. We begin by discussing the importance of having a diverse board which is representative of your community. Next, we lay out strategies for ensuring diversity in board recruitment.
Gwendolyn, Multicultural BRIDGE CEO, has served on the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce Board for several years and offers this workshop series for those who want a refresher on cultural competence in the workplace to those who need to begin these conversations back in their workplace. We also invite those professionals intrigued by leading this work in our County! Our Berkshire County Workforce is the cornerstone of a thriving, flourishing Berkshire County where all dimension of diversity (age, gender identity, ethnic heritage, religious heritage & more) should be integrated. Multicultural BRIDGE won the 1 Berkshire Trendsetter Award for Non-profit Impact in 2015!
Please join us for a Berkshire Mosaic book launch near you. This is a part of our Social Justice in Action fundraising Campaign. These books are meant to capture the vibrant diversity and be a symbol of our rich heritage and legacy in the Berkshires. Every school, home, and office should have a copy. They make great gifts. Thank you for supporting Multicultural BRIDGE and our mission to serve as catalysts for systemic change and the integration of diverse groups through education, dialogue, fellowship, training and advocacy. Your donations help our programs succeed in Berkshire County and beyond.
CEO and Founding Director
5:30 to 7:30
MCLA's Gallery 51
51 Main St,
North Adams, MA
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