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Friday, November 8 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Is Competency the Floor or the Ceiling? Moving Beyond Cultural Competence Toward Cultural Humility: LGBTQI2S Best Practices

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This training on cultural humility will a focus on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, two-spirit community. The session will provide a foundation for shared vocabulary and will offer opportunities to practice specific communication skills relevant to interacting with LGBT+ colleagues and clients. Participants will learn system of oppression theory and be able to identify ways they individually experience marginalization and privilege and how systems of oppression and multiple identities (class, (dis)ability, gender, race, sexual orientation, etc.) intersect and connect to larger structures and institutions. Participants will develop specific commitments they can make to positively and immediately change the work environment around them when they return to their organizations. Participants will identify at least one individual action or behavioral change they can make and at least one organizational policy or procedural change to recommend to their organizations.


Elisa Gomez

Staff Attorney, Lakeshore Legal Aid
Elisa Gomez is a staff attorney at Lakeshore Legal Aid in Detroit Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University Law School and is very close to her 10-year anniversary of doing legal services work. She practices in the areas of housing, public benefits (state and federal), and... Read More →

Lauren Lofton

Program Attorney, Legal Aid Association of California
Lauren Lofton is the program attorney at Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) and serves as 1st chair of the LAAC diversity, equity, and inclusion board committee. Before joining LAAC, Lauren served as the senior subsidized housing policy analyst at Housing Rights Committee... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Joliet AB 5th Floor