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Understanding Racism and Sexism and Developing Good Practices

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 16:13

Ditshwanelo CARAS Trust is conducting a workshop on Understanding Racism and Sexism and Developing Good Practices from 27-28 April 2009 in Johannesburg.

This is a foundational workshop for all people that work in the community development space and also in organisations in your capacity as Diversity Manager or HR Exec. The workshop develops a critical and experiential understanding of both racism and sexism and the impact that it has and still has on you and the society and organisation in which you operate. It challenges your values and the values of the society at so many different levels to build an understanding of the difference between Prejudice as an attitude, Discrimination as an Action and Racism and Sexism as a systemic process that still operates in our business and society today.

This workshop will assist in contextualising and developing a deeper  understanding of your world of work and provide you with the skills to facilitate better and more sustainable solutions.

It also emphatically answers the question:

  • What is racism and
  • What is sexism?
This workshop is the first step to building your personal resilience and facilitates self-empowerment.

On completion of this Workshop participants will be able to:
  • Understand an experiential definition of racism and sexism and other “isms”
  • Explain how discrimination is experienced by all South Africans as part of daily life and how to combat it
  • Recognise racism and sexism and how to challenge it effectively in a way that builds the understanding of perpetrator and victim
  • Develop Practices and Policies to facilitate the Celebration of Diversity in organisations that will strengthen their advocacy work
  • Develop practical methods to embed the Celebration of Diversity as an integral part of organisations culture.

Venue: Ditshwanelo CARAS, MISA Centre, Northcliff

Dates: 27–28 April 2009

Price: R3 000 (VAT exclusive). This amount includes learning and assessment materials, support as well as lunch and refreshments.

Contact Person: Lumka Kubashe, email: caras@mail.ngo.za, tel: 011 476 2226
Space is limited due to the facilitative and participative nature of both these workshops. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Event start date: 
27/04/2009
Event end date: 
28/04/2009
Event venue: 
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Event type: 
Workshop