Bridging and Bonding Antiracism Training

The MHAC and the Woodruff Foundation are partnering to host another antiracism training presented by Dr. Deborah L. Plummer.

Bridging and Bonding
Tuesday, September 14
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This event is open to OHSAM members. Not a member? Click HERE to join today!.
Staff and board members from MHAC member organizations and Woodruff Foundation grantees are welcome to attend.

Using a relational framework that offers a contemporary approach to managing differences, this workshop will explore race as a critical aspect of self, yet only one aspect of our multiple and intersecting identities. During the workshop, Dr. Plummer will examine the various racial identity statuses and how they are manifested in our everyday lives. She will also explore how we can use ourselves as tools for behavioral change with clients, and leverage social privilege on behalf of others in an organization and the greater community.

By the end of this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand race from a relational framework and its manifestation in clinical and community practice.
  2. Explain the racial identity resolution process and its developmental statuses and its implication for clinical, community, and organizational practice and efforts toward peaceful communities.
  3. Analyze the interplay of multiple and intersecting identities at various levels of the human system: intrapsychic, interpersonal, group, organization, and society.
  4. Explain how our brains form prejudices and process differences.
  5. Describe the three components of radical respect: admiration, dignity, and civility.
  6. Apply radical respect principles to clinical and community case scenarios.
Deborah L. Plummer, PhD is a psychologist, university professor, author, and speaker on topics central to racial equity, inclusion, and mutual respect. She is most passionate about creating inclusive organizations and building peaceful communities. Debbie draws her energy from engaging others in workshop settings, book salons, and through her writings and blog posts.
As principal consultant for D.L. Plummer & Associates (DLPA), she has provided diversity, equity and inclusion services for over 100 organizations in the U.S., Canada, U.K, and India. She has developed several assessment tools: Diversity Inclusion Belonging Survey (DIBS), Diversity Engagement Survey (DES), Racial Identity Status Self-Assessment (RISSA) and Antiracist Style Indicator (ASI). She is the founding director of the first master’s degree program in diversity management in the U.S. and has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the Top 15 Chief Diversity Officers to Know.