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Building Brave Spaces Across Difference

May 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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One event on May 26, 2022 at 10:00 am

Join us for a brand new training!  This is a two-day training. Please plan to attend both sessions!

Topics: Steps towards moving from an ally to an accomplice, exploring unconscious biases, frameworks for advocating and organizing for equity.

Description: In this two-day training, we will explore what it means to act in solidarity for folks with historically marginalized identities. This training will focus specifically on BIPOC and LGBTQ+ populations, and recognize the beautiful intersection of these identities as well. On day one, the trainers will spend time walking participants through the assumptions or unconscious biases they might be bringing into spaces and have a chance to explore learned values and beliefs that may be influencing their allyship. It is important to walk-back and begin undoing our unconscious biases before we can move into a space of genuine solidarity.

In day two, participants will learn more specific frameworks and tools to help them figure out when and where to use their voices to fight for justice. The trainers will offer their insights on how to support our BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ friends, family, and coworkers, even if we do not share common identities. How can we take these strategies and apply them to the work we’re doing in communities? This training will use a mix of small and large group discussion, hands-on activities, and deep self-reflection. Come prepared to dig into heart work, and walk away with some strategies and best practices.

Audience: Coalition members and leaders, public health professionals, community members

Trainers: Jasper Lee and Gracie Rolfe, Health Resources in Action

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  1. Learn tools to examine their unconscious biases or assumptions regarding people with historically marginalized identities, and how to address those assumptions moving forward.
  2. Understand how to advocate for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities without speaking for them.
  3. Delve into heart-space work to find their way to genuine allyship.

MADPH Coalition Criteria Addressed:

  1. Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g. it will impact them directly.
  2. Membership that is reflective of the community
  3. Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity
  4. Consistency with MDPH’s goals and priorities



May 25, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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