32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

Creating Trust: How Black and White Women Can Come Together in Solidarity

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S1-B
When: March 11, 2020
Location/Room: L100HIJ
Level: Intermediate
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenters: Dr. Joy Wiggins, Joy Wiggins, PhD: Equity and Inclusion Consulting  |  Dr. Kami Anderson, Bilingual Brown Babies
Prerequisite: Attendee has experience with the challenges of a diverse workplace and the skills and tools needed to work within it


So much “stuff” exists in the relationship space between Black women and White women. And we don’t talk about it much—at least not in the relationship space. Broken trust, historical roles, impact of privilege and oppression, disparate access to opportunity, perceived competence, status and real power—this is some of the “stuff” in the relationship space.

In this workshop session, our goal is to open up dialogue, in alliance with other participants, so that more trusting relationships might emerge, ones in which the parties understand how to demonstrate mutual care and respect. Participants will examine how our sociocultural history and current relationships across difference is impacted in myriad ways.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify their personal role in dismantling the systems that prevent effective dialogue across racial and ethnic identities
  • Know the elements to draw on that can build more positive relationships across difference
  • Craft action steps to better engage and support women different from themselves

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