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Beyond Allyship: How Othering Impairs Democracy (virtual classroom)

Join Kim Harris, M.Ed., of Distinctive Voice Consulting to examine othering--viewing or treating a person or group of people as intrinsically different from oneself--and explore ways to move beyond allyship to create welcoming and inclusive environments that promote unification. Discover how othering divides communities, promotes polarization, and impairs our democracy, as well as why creating a sense of unity and belonging are the next steps for society. Participants will be expected to complete short assigned readings before class, and should come prepared to engage in thoughtful discussion, share examples of othering, and explore solutions to increase unity and belonging.

Code:21F8075072SA
Dates:October 19, 2021 Check for other dates
Meets:Tu : 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Hours:1.50
Location:Zoom Classroom 4
Instructor:Kimberly Harris, M.Ed.
Fee:$29 FeeBreakdown
Notes:We email virtual classroom access two business days before classes begin; please register early to ensure you receive this information. If you have not received virtual classroom access the day before your class, please check your inbox's spam and deleted folders. It is the responsibility of participants to check their email inbox for virtual access information prior to class and, if it has not been received, to contact our office during business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) before class starts at comed@whatcom.edu or (360) 383-3200. No refunds or credits will be given for a class once it has started.

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