National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Hosts A Journey Beyond Diversity Towards Cultural Proficiency Training for Educators

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Hosts A Journey Beyond Diversity Towards Cultural Proficiency Training for Educators

MEDIA CONTACT:

Will Jones
(513) 333-7558
(513) 288-4834
wjones@nurfc.org

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Hosts
A Journey Beyond Diversity Towards
Cultural Proficiency
 Training for Educators
Training Offers Tools to Embed Cultural Competency in
Learning and Working Environments
CINCINNATI, OH. (April 25, 2018) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will partner with Did You Know Publishing Inc. to host A Journey Beyond Diversity Towards Cultural Proficiency training, on Thursday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m.

A Journey Beyond Diversity Towards Cultural Proficiency was designed for people in the workforce to engage in a pursuit to work more effectively in culturally diverse organizations. The objective goals include being aware of how personal biases impact relationships with others; interacting more effectively across cultures; appreciating beliefs and perspectives different from your own, and being inclusive in the decision-making in organizations. Did You Know Publishing, Inc. specializes in bringing about cultural competence into places of work, schools and communities. The training will help educators engage in the best practices that allow organizations to embed cultural competency in one’s living, learning and working environments.

“We are excited to have educators throughout the community attend this insightful training,” says Tara Riley, Special Projects Officer at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “This course offers resources that empower educators with the tools they need to continue creating and enhancing learning environments that are inclusive for all students and cultures.”

The authors and facilitators of the training include Marla Marsh, Rita Kolp and Monica Marsh of Did You Know Publishing, Inc. and represent over 80 years of educational experience. Light refreshments will be served.

A Journey Beyond Diversity Towards Cultural Proficiency is Thursday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. RSVPs are requested. For more information and to RSVP visit freedomcenter.org.

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ABOUT THE NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at freedomcenter.org, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org

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