As human beings, regardless of race, class, gender, or myriad other differences among us, we each need safety, connection, respect, and to be heard. It’s hard to stay open and welcoming of perspectives that differ from our own.
This 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 activities to gain in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of ethnic and cultural groups.
- Examine historical and institutional power of racism, sexism, classism, etc.
Instructor – Julie Mauermann has worked in the early childhood education field for over 25 years, implementing programming in public school, community college and public library settings with a focus on equity and increasing inclusion of all young children and their families. She works in Bellingham as a children’s library specialist and coordinator of the Whatcom Early Learning Alliance, and is a Kaleidoscope Play & Learn trainer. She is a senior trainer for the REACH Center.
REACH Center: 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.