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Culturally Specific Collaborative: Courageous Conversations

Capacity building event

This is a photo of community members painting a colorful mural with a bicyclist, trees, and white lettering reading, "It takes a village to raise a child and a community can make a difference | Prospect Village". Overlaying the image at the bottom is a semi-transparent green rectangle with white text reading, "MOBILIZING TOWARD A LIBERATORY VISION".

  • Wednesday, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, and December 7th, 10:00 – 11:15 am
  • Ongoing meetings the first Wednesday of each month
  • Meeting link

The Culturally Specific Collaborative encourages folks to explore the discomfort caused by CHANGE and to focus on how we can build allyship and rely upon them throughout the change process in the movement to end gender-based violence.

What roles do our cultural backgrounds and life experiences play in resisting or promoting change? 

Resistance is always a consideration when change is promoted, how do you react to change?  

What feelings come up for you or for those around you? 

What strategies do you use to navigate change?

The Culturally Specific Collaborative exists as a response to systemic oppression. As agents of change, we reclaim ourselves, our power and identities and support one another to facilitate our collective healing. We shine light on equitable, inclusive practices to embrace transformation. By taking responsibility for the next generations, we honor the sacrifice of those who came before us and the resilience and strength of our communities.

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