The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) is offering a workshop this month that will allow participants to explore differing cultural and ethnic perspectives in a safe space.
Exploring Equity and Cultural Humility Workshop
To register or for more details visit whatcomdrc.org or call 360.676.0122
This three-hour interactive workshop was developed for WDRC by REACH-certified trainer Masa DeLara. The workshop inspires and empowers participants to grow and engage in activities that:
· Honor human diversity
· Promote cultural self-awareness and understanding
· Engage in cross-cultural learning to gain in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of ethnic and cultural groups
· Examine historical and institutional power of the “isms” – racism, sexism, classism, etc.
A past participant of the workshop stated, “This is a training that goes beyond [the concept of] ‘diversity’ to help us think about transforming communities.” Another participant said, “This is a great step towards a larger conversation about equity and allyship.”
About the Instructor
Masa DeLara has worked as an educator, facilitator, and trainer in the areas of early childhood education, culture and diversity awareness, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resilience, and trauma informed environments. She is a Senior Trainer for the REACH Center out of Western Washington University and a Washington State Certified NEAR Trainer. Masa has a deep commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and sees herself as a risk-taker, trail-blazer, and peace-maker.
For more than 30 years the REACH Center, a nationally-recognized non-profit organization, has positioned itself as one of the most respected establishments to provide cultural diversity services. The Center specializes in providing these services to agencies throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. The REACH Center is able to carry out its work through the utilization of its cadre of 250 nationally certified trainers.