Feb. 2 workshop will explore privilege and bias in our community

The recent Cleveland Heights branding survey confirmed what residents have long known to be true: "diversity stands out as the most valued characteristic" of this community.

What does diversity really mean, and how do we embrace this vital characteristic every day?

On Saturday, Feb. 2, join Heights Community Congress (HCC) and other community members for a four-hour (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) workshop, Recognizing Privilege and Bias in Your Community, that will wrestle with these questions, and more.

The workshop, facilitated by HCC’s partners at Compass Consulting, will define and differentiate between diversity and inclusion, and discuss privilege and its impact in the community. It will involve personal reflection and corporate sharing so that we can identify our social responsibility as it relates to the impacts of privilege in our city.

The workshop will take place at the University Heights Library, 13866 Cedar Road. Soup, salad and drinks will be provided for lunch, and snacks will be available.

Registration is required, as participation is limited to 50, to maximize personal connections. To register, visit www.heightscongress.org or call 216-321-6775.

Eric Dillenbeck

Eric Dillenbeck is executive director of Heights Community Congress and a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA.

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Volume 12, Issue 2, Posted 10:37 AM, 01.15.2019