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Bridging the Gap of Understanding Between Privilege and Poverty

Tuesday, July 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

We are all one story away from understanding each other, but to understand each other effectively, we need tools to help us bridge our differences. This can become challenging for leaders who work with volunteers who come from privilege crossing with those who are from traditionally marginalized communities. Disconnects in understanding can lead to judgment, awkward conversations and sometimes offensive interactions. Having difficult conversations constructively when emotions run high can be challenging and uncomfortable for many people; as a result, these important conversations are often mishandled or avoided altogether. In this workshop we will share experiences and tools we can use to help us better understand our different life experiences while facing our own privilege. Spoiler alert: IT BEGINS WITH YOU!

In this 90-minute workshop from the Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement (MAVA) you will learn about how to communicate effectively across those differences, so we can learn from each other and work toward perception change. Through the lenses of self-awareness, compassion and curiosity, we will practice how to handle these awkward situations. You will walk away with simple tools to use at work and in your personal lives.

CALL SPONSORED: In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant, we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.


Tuesday, July 12
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Bridging the Gap of Understanding Between Privilege and Poverty