PrairieCare Education Series November 2021

November 4, 2021

Title: Minnesota Nice and Race Relations: Engaging in Difficult Dialogue to Build Real Relationships

Description: People that move to Minnesota often find difficulties developing real relationships with locals. For BIPOC, refugee, LGBTQIA+, and other individuals from underrepresented communities it can be particularly confusing, difficult, and painful.

This experiential presentation will help you better understand your own cultural biases and world views, and to practice exploring the complex realities of how your identities, values, and cultural upbringing interface with those of people and groups around you (friends, colleagues, family members, individual patients, group therapy clients, neighbors, and other members of your community). We will pay particular attention to how Minnesota Nice cultural norms might prevent us from engaging in difficult dialogues about race relations and cultural differences. Spoiler alert: Minnesota Nice is not exclusive to Minnesota.

Dr. Moideen will present some didactic material and also provide ground rules for small group discussion. You will get to practice listening respectfully, sharing thoughts and feelings, and growing from this process. Dr. Moideen has been leading a Virtual Difficult Dialogues Series for the Minnesota Psychological Association, Minnesota Multicultural Summit, and the Minnesota Group Therapy Conference.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain insight into the effects of neutrality on race relations.
  • Participants will be able to identify how neutrality can play a role in working with clients and in interactions with colleagues.
  • Participants will be able to identify steps to make authentic change personally and professionally in an effort to improve race relations
Video Recording

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