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Culturally Specific Collaborative Conversations

Policy event
The Culturally Specific Collaborative is in the background, with white text against a green rectangle. It reads, "Envisioning a culturally responsive organization"

We invite you to join us on Tuesday, November 10th from 10-11 a.m. for a conversation about envisioning a Culturally Responsive Domestic Violence Organization.

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Pulling in a more visual aspect of our Courageous Conversations to address racial inequity can assist with expanding our collective imagination and envisioning the transformation of our organizations. This coming week we will be engaging in an activity akin to a ‘vision board’ for our dream organization. Please consider the below prior to the conversation:

  • Imagine you walk into your dream organization. The organization is known and praised for providing Culturally Responsive Domestic Violence Services. What do you see when you look around?
  • How is communication different within your ideal culturally responsive agency? How do people interact? How is information shared and how are decisions made?
  • Imagine your ideal work schedule that allows for work life balance. What does that mean for you? What does it look like?
  • In your ideal culturally responsive organization, what tools do you have that let you know that you are supported? Valued?
  • How is communication different within your ideal culturally responsive agency? How do people interact? How is information shared and how are decisions made?
  • Now imagine we took the steps to get there. What did we do? How do we get there?

Vision board Pinterest Link: https://www.pinterest.com/CulturallySpecificCollab/

Note: “At its most superficial, the radical imagination is the ability to imagine the world, life, and social institutions not as they are but as they might otherwise be. It is the courage and the intelligence to recognize that the world can and should be changed. The radical imagination is not just about dreaming of different futures. It’s about bringing those possibilities back from the future to work on the present, to inspire action and new forms of solidarity today.”  Why social movements need the radical imagination by Alex Khasnabish and Max Haiven.

In solidarity,

CSC Core Group
Toni Schrader, Natalie Calcutta, Constance Athayde, Daniela Castaneda, Nat Wadman and Graciela Olguin.

“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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