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African American Leadership Caucus

posted Sep 22, 2015, 11:27 AM by Jv Hampton-VanSant   [ updated Jan 5, 2016, 12:45 PM ]

The African American Leadership Caucus of the Berkshires has been conceived by organizers, Gwendolyn Hampton VanSant and Luci Leonard, representing their multiple community affiliations through the auspices of Multicultural BRIDGE. Leaders from across the New England region have been hired to come and facilitate a momentous caucus--a meeting of the minds-- where the leaders of Berkshire County of African American heritage and identity come together towards the health and success of our African American communities and residents. The focus is a reduction (​towards elimination of) ​ in racialized disparities in health, workforce and education. The essential questions are what is the Berkshire experience in those sectors, what is the supporting data, and how can we come together to further empower and support the greater communities in our individual and collective leadership as African American leaders. This event is sponsored by the Greylock Federal Credit Union.

African American Leadership Caucus 
Saturday, October 31st, 2015, 8am - 4pm 
Cost: $30/day (lunch and snacks included). 
Limited scholarship available. Certificate of completion, CEUs/PDPs available.
Contact: to register or for more information.

Essential questions: 
• How do we support the African American community of the Berkshires? 
⚬ How do we continue to identify and find out what the community wants and needs and organize to facilitate those goals? 
• How do we reduce (towards elimination of) racial disparities in health, education and workforce? 
⚬ What is the relevant data? 
• How do we deconstruct internalized and institutional/systemic racism together? 
⚬ What is the Berkshire experience? 
• How do we support one another in our individual authentic leadership styles within our own Berkshire African American community & beyond?