Diversity

The JCC first established a Diversity Department back in the late 1990s. Since then we have worked with many school districts, businesses, and other organizations throughout the county, providing training intended to break down walls of misunderstanding and ignorance, and to reduce prejudice, discrimination, and violence. We have partnered with diversity committees and leadership training organizations to bring about positive changes in attitudes, behavior, and knowledge in students, teachers, as well as business and governmental leaders.

The JCC now aims to continue to further this effort to provide a brave space for participants to learn about perspectives different from their own through interactive training and authentic dialogue. Such interactive programs, expertly facilitated by our head of Diversity, Joslin L. Kearse, will build community connection by increasing empathy and understanding across apparent barriers of difference.

Consultation Services

Consultation services include full-day, half-day, or 1 hour trainings on Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging Topics for corporations, non-profits, and school-aged students.

Trainings include:

  • Intro to Anti-Oppression
  • Cultural Competency Trainings
  • BIPOC Healing Spaces
  • LGBTQIA2S+ Concerns
  • Communications Training
  • Equity Audits

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Training Topic

Intro to Anti-Oppression

This is a full day, introductory training – approximately 6 hours.

Cultural Competency Trainings
  • Jewish Cultural Competency
  • ADOS/Black/African American Cultural Competency
  • Coming Soon:  Native American Cultural Competency, Latina/o/x Cultural Competency, and Asian/Pacific Islander Cultural Competency
Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups are intentionally created spaces for BIPOC people to be open, honest, and authentic about their lived experiences in Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs), and to find healing from any trauma experienced in those spaces. The Affinity Groups take a trauma-informed approach to healing from racial harm, racial injustices, and racial battle fatigue.

BIPOC Healing Spaces 

  • Code Switching
  • Dealing with Macro/Micro Aggressions
  • Being Your Own Best Advocate
  • Intentional Self-care
  • Racial Battle Fatigue
LTBTQIAS2+ Issues
  • Allyship in Action
  • Supporting Gender Non-Binary Persons
  • History and Cultural Competency

 

Communications
  • Intergenerational Communications
  • Intercultural Communications

 

Equity Audit
  • Building Audit
  • Policy Audit

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