Join the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education for a discussion on developing cultural competencies for conscious humanitarian work.
Engaging in effective humanitarian work requires understanding how our identities and socialization inform and impact the ways we interact with people. Learn about how current work in anti-bias anti-racist (ABAR) training is relevant to humanitarian work. We will also discuss how humanitarian work can mimic missionary work, with a focus on how European colonization and White Christian missions were two of the primary forces that brought harmful messages about race, gender, and sexuality to Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities and White nation-states.
Who should attend? Emergency management personnel; training officials and designers at public agencies; students in fields related to crisis response, humanitarian education, and peacebuilding; humanitarian organization staff members; and higher education faculty teaching courses related to humanitarian action, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, crisis response, emergency management, and community service.