Feb 13 - Braving the Wilderness: How Vulnerability Can Be a Pathway for Social Change
Date & Time
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
As community engagement leaders, we navigate institutional power, internalized conditioning and patterns of entitlement through seen and unseen hierarchal systems. During this interactive webinar, you will learn a framework to give language and understanding for how fear and power imbalances impact our capacity to communicate and connect with people across power and dominance. Instead of retreating and protecting, we will explore what it means to remain “value-based” and vulnerable as you build and deepen authentic relationships across these barriers as the foundation for systemic and transformative justice. You will be asked to reflect on times you have braved the wilderness advocating for change to systems that perpetuate fear and power imbalances. And the times when you haven’t. What have you learned from those experiences? How can those experiences help each of us as leaders to advance change within the context of our community engagement work centered on equity and inclusion? Please note, this workshop will invite participants to share their personal experiences and stretch their comfort zone.
Judy Botelho, Director, Center for Community Engagement, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Nancy Luna Jiménez, Founder and President, Institute for Social Transformation
Pilar Pacheco, Managing Director, Center for Community Engagement California State University, Channel Islands
Christina Gonzalez-Salgado, Consultant, Center for Community Engagement, California State University .