BLACK WOMEN’S BLUEPRINT LAUNCHES THE INSTITUTE FOR GENDER AND CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING
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The Training Institute at Black Women’s Blueprint delivers culturally specific, gender-violence prevention education and intervention curricula based on an understanding of the complex interplay between the individual, relationship, social, cultural, and environmental factors that influence sexual assault and other violence against women, men including lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and other gender-non-conforming people on campus and in community. Our Black
feminist, anti-oppression approach is one which seeks to foster activism and culture shift. The Training Institute provides a framework for the development of civil and human rights-based cultures and environments of accountability. Through the application of a variety of traditional and non-traditional teaching and learning methods the Institute empowers communities, families and individuals with the tools to lead and develop measures of prevention and interventions that sustain change, and are responsive to every member of their communities whether at the grassroots or on the college campus.
CULTURAL COMPENTENCY, RELEVANCE AND SPECIFICITY
Brief Description: This workshop helps develop tools to assess and measure cultural competency in: physical environments, materials and resources, communication styles, and values and attitudes; and provide opportunities that create programs, create safe and respectful spaces to learn more about oneself and others and where meaningful intercultural experiences and dialogues embrace the uniqueness of cultural and other identities and other traditionally marginalized and underrepresented communities.
DISMANTLING STRUCTURAL RACISM
Brief Description: Inspired in part by the Workshops, led by PISAB, this workshop identifies what institutions need to do to address the effects of racism. Specific examples of how racism manifests at various institutional levels are included.
UNDOING SEXISM: The Intersectional Framework
Brief Description: This workshop engages in the intersectional analysis, centering gender, identifying what institutions need to do to address sexism, misogyny, and other gender factors impacting success and achievement for women and girls.
GENDER-VIOLENCE 101: From the Continuum of Sexual Violence, to Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking
Brief Description: This comprehensive workshop helps participants develop in depth understanding of the various forms of gender-violence, their histories, the social, cultural, and individual and other perpetuating norms. The workshop provides an understanding of the dynamics and prevalence of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking; Learn to map available resources for victims/survivors and potential harm-doers; and develop skills in organizing programs and campaigns to address violence directly.
HOOK UP CULTURE: Differentiating Sexual Freedom from Rape Culture
Brief Description: A workshop using a participatory and guided discussion and role play. “Hookup” culture has in many ways replaced traditional dating, radically altering how we think about intimacy and sex, sexuality. Participants will discuss both the liberating factors as well as components of power and pressure, consent, rape culture, sexual agency and real choice without negative ultimatums.
Brief Description: Offering explanations and guidelines in plain language for seeking and receiving expressed consent.
LGBTQ 101: Stopping Homophobia, Transphobia and Creating a Safe & Inclusive Campus for LGBTQ Students
Brief Description: Tailored for colleges and universities, this workshop will promote acceptance, inclusion, understanding, and equity for LGBTQ persons of all ages, abilities, colors, and genders on campus. Participants will engage in exercises that help students or staff articulate stereotypes, assumptions as well as rights that protect LGBTQ people. It is designed to help college students, staff and other personnel strategically plan to provide a safe and supportive climate for all and to prepare participants to become better advocates for the LGBTQ community.
TRANSFORMING RAPE CULTURE: Asset Based Approaches to Address Rape Culture on Campuses and in Communities
Brief Description: This workshop examines the ever-shifting nature of rape culture on campuses and broader communities which can make sexual assault and the cultures within which it thrives both difficult to respond to and difficult to resist. This Workshop provide participants with both a mainstream and culturally-specific context for rape culture; Identify how media plays a role in normalizing rape and the rape culture experienced by young people and adults; and identify concrete ways this with students on communities using an intersectional approach on a micro and macro-level.
BYSTANDER INTERVENTION EDUCATION: Having Each Other’s Back!
Brief Description: This workshop uses culturally specific curricula, responses, tactics and strategies for bystander intervention developed through participatory processes involving indigenous and people of color. It directly engages participants in scenarios, promotes an understanding of why people depending on cultural background engage in various types of interventions, why they build environments of accountability, and how they identify high-risk situations in their communities or campuses. It is meant to be responsive to marginalized communities and communities at risk for abuse and violence including sexual assault and bullying, and uses culturally relevant language and strategies for action before, during or after an incident of harm. This workshop teaches real skills to intervene safely and effectively, collectively or individually, directly or in indirect ways.
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