Thank you, Catholic Foundation of Michigan, for acknowledging and granting funds for "BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN COMMUNITIES".
A Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop Series Location: UWM Sports Complex ~ 867 S. Blvd. E., Pontiac MI 48341 Time: 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Workshop #1 = September 23rd = Bias & Racial Wealth Gap
Workshop #2 = December 9th = Micro - & Macro Aggressions & Experience a Global Holiday
Workshop #3 = March 24th = Fragility & Privilege and The Impact on Generational Wealth
Workshop #4 = June 12th = Becoming Anti-Discriminatory and Bridges to Generational Wealth
WORKSHOP #4 ~ JUNE 12th from 12 o'clock to 3:30 pm Becoming Anti-Discriminatory & Bridges to Generational Wealth.
WORKSHOP #3 ~ MARCH 24th from 12 o'clock to 3:30 pm Fragility & Privilege and Generational Wealth
WORKSHOP #2 ~ DECEMBER 9th from 12 o'clock to 3:30 pm Micro - & Macro Aggressions & Experience a Global Holiday CCRT's DEI WORKSHOP #2 was held on Friday, December 9th at the United Wholesale Mortgage Sports Complex in Pontiac. Building Bridges Between Communities!
Workshop #2 started with 40 participants enjoying a delicious lunch followed with GM Affinity Group speakers who shared holiday traditions and customs. The participants also enjoyed homemade desserts represented by GM Affinity Group speakers: Yuxiu (Crystal) Zhang - China, Simona Feier - Romania, Daniela Natcheva – Bulgaria, Rosanna Hull - Brazil and Laura Pangori (CCRT) - Ukraine.
Tish Lewis-Turner, TLS Collaborative Solutions reviewed homework assignments with "Learning to become Comfortable with the Uncomfortable".
Megan Fuciarelli, Founder & CEO of US 2 Consulting, reviewed the Core Principals from Workshop #1 and presented a 90 minute discussion on Micro & Macro Aggressions. All participants agreed that we must intentionally include so as not to unintentionally exclude. Also, growth occurs in discomfort and explicit conversations around micro-aggressions are helpful because the impact of words is more important than the intent. Once we know better, we MUST do better!
The workshop ended with speaker Vickie Trent-Touray, VBTOURAY Empowerment Events, who shared the history, tradition and music of Kwanzaa Holiday.
Barbara Williams, CCRT Director thanked our sponsor Catholic Foundation of Michigan, speakers and participants. Barbara said, "Growth occurs when we experience and work through uncomfortable situations. Joy, is also a result of new discovery!"
Photos from DEI Workshop #2
WORKSHOP #1 ~ SEPTEMBER 23RD from 12 o'clock to 3:30pm Bias & Racial Wealth Gap Thank you to our Sponsor, Catholic Foundation of Michigan and to all the collaborators, US2, Megan Fuciarelli, RAM Insurance & Financial Services, Brenda Oldham, VB Touray, Vicki Brent-Touray and TLS Collaborative Solutions, LLC, Tish Lewis-Turner. Also, thank you to our Food Sponsor, Pacific Life Insurance who generously fed the participants in the workshop. The room was filled with 50 wonderful individuals from different communities participating together in the social event. There were ice breakers, discussion on understanding and addressing Bias and JEDI (Core principles), lunch together, time to reflect, time to share, and a "Racial Wealth Gap presentation."