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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

September 29, 2020

Webinar Series on "Essential Strategies for Building Racial Justice and Inclusion" Offered by KACDEP

Submitted by Marlin Bates


The Kansas Association of Community Development Extension Professionals invites you to join in their upcoming series of six one-hour webinars exploring core competencies of diversity, equity and inclusion in Extension work. We are once again proud to partner with the University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development to bring you lessons from their Community Toolbox. This offering will focus on lessons from their chapter on “Working Together for Racial Justice and Inclusion.”

This professional development opportunity is for any Extension Professional – regardless of your role within the Cooperative Extension System, so feel free to invite your colleagues and officemates. Through this approachable format to strengthening your cultural competence, you’ll gain exposure to new ways of viewing the world, strategies to employ in your Extension work and we’ll engage your connection between the lessons and your work.

Each webinar will cover one or more of the lessons listed below:

• Understanding Culture and Diversity in Building Communities
• Building Relationships with People from Different Cultures
• Healing from the Effects of Internalized Oppression
• Strategies and Activities for Reducing Racial Prejudice and Racism
• Learning to be an Ally for People from Diverse Groups and Backgrounds
• Creating Opportunities for Members of Groups to Identify Their Similarities, Differences, and Assets
• Building Culturally Competent Organizations
• Multicultural Collaboration
• Transforming Conflicts in Diverse Communities
• Understanding Culture, Social Organization and Leadership to Enhance Engagement
• Building Inclusive Communities

Registrants will have access to all six one-hour webinars which will be held on Thursdays from January 28, 2021 – March 4, 2021 at 1 p.m. Central. The registration fee is $20. You can visit this site to register: https://tinyurl.com/y3d5kgfw.