32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

Navigating Systems: Understanding Organizations And Power

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S2-K
When: March 11, 2020
Location/Room: M100ABC
Level: Advanced
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenters: Ruthie Johnson, YWCA Minneapolis  |  Rubén Vázquez, YWCA Minneapolis
Prerequisite: Participants should have a working knowledge of concepts of race, racism, oppression, power and equity—and strive to better understand and implement equity frameworks at their organization


This workshop introduces the ways that racism and oppression are embedded in society. By moving from interpersonal to organizational concepts, this session examines the concept of meritocracy and builds greater understanding about who has more ease navigating the systems of society and workplace.

Learning Outcomes
  • Define culture and meritocracy
  • Define and identify bias in organizational culture
  • Identify tools for combating systemic racism in the workplace

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