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CHNA 15 Presents its Cultural Proficiency Workshop
At a time when tensions are high and our nation is experiencing a profound social and cultural transition, CHNA 15 will be sponsoring a free community workshop on the topic of cultural proficiency. The workshop will feature presenter, Susan Naimark, who is a part-time faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Boston, School of Education. She is also an affiliate trainer with Teachers 21 and Interaction Institute for Social Change, and serves as co-chair of the board of directors for Community Change, Inc.
The workshop will focus on cultural proficiency, a term that many may be unaware of. Cultural proficiency stresses the importance of seeing the differences between one another as assets to our communities and learning how to approach these differences with respect. As the so-called "melting pot," the United States teems with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences. Therefore, it is imperative that we understand how to navigate these differences in an appropriate way. This workshop will provide the framework to do just that, as well as how to adapt to this diversity in the workplace and your communities.
Space is limited, but is open to all CHNA 15 communities, which include: Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn. The workshop takes place on February 14, 2017 at Minuteman Senior Services, 25 Crosby Ave. in Bedford, MA between 10am-1pm.