Building Ethical and Collaborative Relationships with Community Partners: A Focus on White Saviorism, how it Shows up in Community Engagement and how to Address It
Thursday, December 9, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)

In this webinar we will discuss best practices of community engagement for curricular and co-curricular activities. Specifically, we will review how to engage with communities in ways that are authentic and mutually-beneficial, and what it means to build sustainable relationships with community partners that are truly reciprocal. We will discuss white saviorism, and how white saviorism shows up with community engagement efforts. This webinar will involve participants reflecting on their own community engagement activities and how they may have done harm (even if unintended), and will encourage participants to strategize how they can commit to actions that build ethical and collaborative partnerships with community partners. The two learning objectives for this webinar include: (1) to advance anti-racist community building, and (2) to build webinar participants’ confidence in being changemakers committed to actions that promote equity building and relationship healing in our communities.