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Fostering Belonging Individually & Structurally Webinar Series
The Fostering Belonging Individually and Structurally series features three videos and accompanying webinars on belonging: what it means, what it looks like, and how we can create belonging as individuals with structural impact. Hosted by Welcoming America, the videos feature leaders and experts on belonging. Each video is accompanied by a webinar led by experts. To watch the videos in advance of each webinar, visit wamerica.us/belongingtraining.

WEBINAR 1 October 14: Overview of Othering & Belonging

Learn about the concepts of othering and belonging featuring experts on contact theory, equitable design, and governing for belonging. Participants will receive examples from the nonprofit and government sectors.

Speakers:
Zulma Maciel, City of San Jose (CA)
Dr. Linda Tropp, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Trang Truong-Hill, YMCA of the USA


WEBINAR 2 October 21: Interpersonal Othering & Belonging

Learn about the concepts of interpersonal and intergroup othering, and hear from bridge-building experts on methods to combat interpersonal and intergroup othering, including deep canvassing, community gardening, and dialogue.

Speakers:
Jen Bailey, The Faith Matters Network
Emily Baird-Chrisohon, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
Kara Gebre, Refugee And Immigrant Services & Education


WEBINAR 3 October 28: Structural Othering & Belonging

Learn about structural othering and belonging, as discussed by disability rights activist, Judy Heumann. It will feature experts whose life’s work is to reclaim public spaces, change who’s at the table, and ensure the accessibility of government services for all.

Speakers:
Milzy Carrasco, City of Lancaster, PA
Tonika Johnson, The Folded Map Project
Dani Peterson, Trust for Public Land
You can choose to attend one or more of the following webinars.

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