Tag Archives: Cultural Competence

Whiteness in the Green Mountain State

Click here to watch the latest Cultural Diversity Series, Whiteness in the Green Mountain State.

Great turnout and even better questions!  This is a powerful resource.  Enjoy!


VPR News: VT Edition: Sherwood Smith & Shirley Boyd Hill on racism in Vermont

VPR News: VT Edition: Sherwood Smith & Shirley Boyd Hill on racism in Vermont.

Hearing from Shirley Boyd-Hill & Sherwood Smith, in 2008, is very informative.  Great way to hear how some people are starting the conversation.  Now that its 2011 are we still having the same conversation?  Do we still hear the same fears and responses that callers presented then?  If yes, how do we move forward?  What have you found helpful in having conversations about race and racism?

Teachers for Social Justice

Check out the Teachers for Social Justice-Chicago website.  You can access their curriculum page here.  Enjoy!

The Family Village

Found this link through the VT Department of Health’s,  Children With Special Health Needs, website.

“Welcome to the Family Village! We are a global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support.

Our community includes informational resources on specific diagnoses, communication connections, adaptive products and technology, adaptive recreational activities, education, worship, health issues, disability-related media and literature, and much, much more!”

“Better Together: Racial Justice and the LGBT Community”

This report “prepared by the Applied Research Center (ARC) in partnership with the Arcus Foundation, this study examines the relationship between racial justice organizations and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities, finding the lack of resources, funding, and community support are obstacles to engagement between the two communities.”

SchoolTube – TransGeneration Review

Check out our first ever videoblog with Sunshine, Recruitment and Retention Specialist with the Office of Recruitment and Retention sharing one of his favorite transgender (trans*) resources: TransGeneration.  An eight part documentary from the Sundance Channel that follows four trans* college students by showing viewers the different aspects of their life, relationships, and family. Click the link below to watch.  Enjoy!

SchoolTube – TransGeneration Review.

Recognizing & Beginning to Undo Ableism

Are you free on Thursday, October 28th, 2010 2pm-3:30pm EST? Check out the Recognizing & Beginning to Undo Ableism webinar from the National Youth Advocacy Coalition.

“Did you know that not all disabilities are physical? What about the idea that not all disabilities are visible? it’s easy to forget or even worse overlook these really basic and necessary facts about people. Join NYAC and facilitator Bethany Stevens, as she explains: terms around ableism, disability, and how you can become a better ally to the youth you serve.”

Register through the NYAC website here.