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Latina Circle: Leveraging Our Cultural Identity as an Asset

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts 101 Huntington Avenue 12th Floor Boston, Massachusetts 02199 (map)

Part II of the State of Latinos and Race in Massachusetts
Leveraging Our Cultural Identity as an Asset

In March 2018, Latina Circle hosted a lively panel discussion on the State of Latinos and Race in Massachusetts. As a continuation of the race dialogue, we invite you to a salon style discussion on how our cultural identity benefits our work and how to leverage it as an asset in the workplace, in the board room and on the playground. Participants will learn how race has shaped structural inequalities, how bias shows up in our behaviors and in groups and organizations, and how to reshape our behaviors to honor our cultural identity. Participants will also leave with a shared language on cultural identity as an asset and driver of innovation, and for having constructive conversations around difference.

Facilitator: Dr. Raul Fernandez is a lecturer in the Higher Education Administration program and the director of the online Ed.M. program at the Boston University School of Education. He is a well-recognized leader and accomplished speaker on issues of diversity and inclusion, with hundreds of faculty, staff and students at numerous campuses and conferences having attended his workshops. Raul’s signature workshop Blind Spots challenges participants to examine their background, beliefs and biases while identifying areas where they can do the work and grow. He’s facilitated versions of Blind Spots for deans, faculty and administrators, doctors and nurses, high school teachers and tutors, resident assistants, campus activities boards and orientation leaders.


6:00 – 6:30 Registration and Networking

6:30 – 8:30 Workshop and Discussion