Culturally Responsive Caring

and Cultures of Belonging

Monique Van Willingh

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Date: February 12th
Time: 1pm-3pm PST

An interactive workshop about developing socio-cultural awareness and examining our positionality related to power and privilege. We will explore the difference between equity, diversity, inclusion, and will extend this concept into creating spaces of belonging. As we develop this socio-cultural lens, we will learn how culturally responsive caring is connected to action, and holding affirming views of all students. Using a shared power model, we will look at practical strategies to activate student voice and ownership, where an assets-based lens becomes the frame through which we see and engage with students, families and communities. This workshop will be one of self-reflection, story-telling and collaboration.