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Cultural Lenses (via Zoom)

September 9 | 11:30am-1pm

FREE – Donations Welcome – Registration Required

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The Cultural Lenses workshop is designed to enhance cross-cultural understanding, relationships, and engagement in our community. Participants will be introduced to an analytical framework through which they can explore, recognize, and honor the influence of cultural background on patterns of human behavior. The tools presented foster personal reflection on the impact of culture—our own and others. Rather than exhaustively describing selected cultural groups, this training cultivates knowledge, dialogue, and interaction about culture. Understanding and applying this knowledge—including the communications, actions,values, symbols, heroes, customs, and beliefs of a group—can significantly strengthen individual cultural competence and develop cause-driven leaders.The Cultural Lenses workshop is a key in building a culture of inclusion and to develop a culturally competent community.

Sara Cole, President and CEO of the  Duluth Area Family YMCA

Sara Cole is proud to be the first female President & CEO of the Duluth Area Family YMCA where she leads an innovative group of change agents to offer programs and services to communities across Minnesota.  A professor of literature and feminist theory by education, of Sara began her Y career in the Community Services branch of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, and then served as the Senior Vice President of Program Development & Innovation at the YMCA of Greater Rochester in New York before taking on her current role in Minnesota.  Sara is deeply committed to the furthering the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is proud to work with YMCAs across the state, and nationally, to improve program services for all people.  Under Sara’s leadership, the Duluth Area Family YMCA has deepened local and national partnerships, increased its food access work, developed a robust service delivery model, and opened its newest branch (debt free) in November.  Sara is proud to serve on the board of the Minnesota State Alliance of YMCAs, and on the YMCA’s National LGBTQ+ ERG Steering Committee.

CCHE is offering this event for FREE in partnership with the Cook County YMCA a branch of the Duluth Area Family YMCA.


September 9, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
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