IAC To Host CURB Training On Systemic Racism

August 4, 2020

The Inter Agency Committee for Children and Families [IAC] will be collaborating with CURB to host a 3-part virtual training entitled “Historical Racism, Trauma, Bias and Privilege: Critical Conversations for Caring Professionals” via Zoom on August 12th, 13th, and 14th.

A spokesperson said, “IAC has opened registration for its 3-part virtual training ‘Historical Racism, Trauma, Bias and Privilege: Critical Conversations for Caring Professionals.’ The event takes place using Zoom on August 12th, 13th and 14th from 9am to 12:15pm and is intended for anyone in a caring, helping or human services profession. The training is open to the public and registration is available here.

“This 3-session event is delivered by CURB and is specifically designed for human service and nonprofit professionals to explore the history of systemic racism in Bermuda, how it relates to community trauma, and how to prevent our biases from impacting our service delivery. The first session explores historical racism and the legacies of inequality across social, political and economic access and opportunities.

“The second session assists participants in understanding the connection between historical racism and multi-generational trauma and how privilege, colonialism, paternalism and structural racism perpetuate that trauma. The final session assists participants with considering how to service their clients with humility, fairness and understanding.

“All sessions will include “restorative circle” style, small-group breakout sessions to facilitate reflection, dialogue and application. The cost of the training is $110 for non-IAC members and $95 for IAC members. Nonprofit staff are eligible to apply for full funding from the Cummings V Zuill scholarship fund.

“IAC is a membership organization of social and human service providers that exists to strengthen the capacity of agencies to respond to the changing needs of Bermuda’s children and families. IAC helps Bermuda’s human service agencies to be better providers and stronger advocates through training, advocacy, and collaboration. To learn more about IAC membership or training, visit www.iacbermuda.org or call 591-5476.”

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