Cultural Humility: Anti-Racist Action in Arts & Wellbeing Services

Join us for a free online Cultural Humility workshop, designed and delivered by Mabadiliko CIC, exploring anti-racist action and behaviour change in arts & wellbeing.

Flourishing Lives and the Anti-Racist Action Group in Arts & Wellbeing invite you to our latest free online workshop exploring anti-racist action and inclusive practice in arts & wellbeing services.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Mabadiliko CIC on this workshop and are immensely grateful to Hillna Fontaine (CEO, Mabadiliko CIC) for designing and facilitating the session.

There are often conscious and unconscious blockers for people and organisations around fully opening up to new (and sometimes challenging) ways of working. This can include biases and understanding gaps around our personal commitments towards anti-racism, but also fear around having conversations around these sensitive areas – often fear of saying the wrong thing.

This workshop will be filled with activities and opportunities for personal self-reflection and evaluation. The aim is that participants leave with at least one SMART behaviour change idea to take back to their organisations, something they will start to do differently because of attending the session.

In this workshop we will explore:

  • Understanding and demystifying racism
  • Identity and Difference
  • Rank, Power, and Privilege
  • Allyship and Solidarity

About Mabadiliko CIC
At Mabadiliko CIC, we are passionate about creating workplaces and communities that are inclusive and provide equity for all racial groups. This means creating safe, open and honest spaces to talk about race, raising awareness about cultural biases and prejudices, driving behaviour change and sharing critical antiracism tools. We work to make sure that we amplify the voices of those who are often overlooked through our community engagement and research activity. This includes participating as a board member at multiple public service, charity and social purpose organisations such as Mind. We also provide culturally sensitive emotional support and resilience building tools for Black African and African Caribbean people experiencing racism and oppression in the workplace and wider community. As a community interest company, our social purpose is at the centre of everything we do.

About The Anti-Racist Action Group in Arts & Wellbeing:
The Anti-Racist Action Group in Arts & Wellbeing is a group of representatives from arts, wellbeing and race equality charities – including Flourishing Lives, HEAR Network, Race Equality Foundation, Decolonising the Archive, and Southwark Culture Health and Wellbeing Partnership – who partner with ethnically and culturally diverse organisations, facilitators, community groups, participants and people to share their knowledge, expertise, learning and lived experience to support the wider arts and wellbeing sector to explore anti-racist action, and develop wider engagement in the arts and mental health. The aim is to facilitate conversations, deepen understanding and identify opportunities for change.

This workshop is the first in a new series of workshops and roundtables kindly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund which will support Flourishing Lives and the Anti-Racist Action Group to explore a range of topics, issues and anti-racist actions over the next 2 years to help advocate for inclusive practice across the arts and wellbeing sector.

Supporting people to participate:
We recognise it can sometimes be hard to attend events if you’re self employed or work part time, if you are a volunteer for a project or are the only person working in a community organisation, so we are offering a limited amount of financial support to ensure everyone who wants to attend is able to. For this event we can offer a £50 bursary to five participants. Unfortunately funds are limited so we can’t support everyone, and will be allocating on a first come first served basis once the criteria is met. When you register for the workshop you will have the option to apply for one of the bursary places. On review we will be in touch with those who have been successful in receiving the financial support.  

Join us to share ideas and advocate for inclusive practice and anti-racist action across the arts and wellbeing sector.

Please note:
the workshop has limited capacity to ensure enough time for a rich and full discussion amongst participants so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday 9th November 2022, 10am – 12pm GMT