Monday, June 13, 2022
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Presented by the DE&I Committee
About the Program
Words matter. As Gautama Buddha said: “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” Words can hurt, help, or heal. Many words have nuances and hidden meanings, known mostly within social, racial, and ethnic groups, and often unappreciated for better and worse by others. Some words can be used directly to discriminate. Some words are wrongly and hurtfully used without conscious intention but sometimes with implicit bias. Some words may be used to help and heal and demonstrate inclusiveness and a shared appreciation of what is common across a wide range of groups.
You Will Learn
• How words alone can hurt, help, and heal;
• How to increase your understanding of words that may be the parlance of others, but uncommon to you; and
• How you can become more respectful of others by appreciating their use of words, their boundaries, and their expectations though candid conversations and a willingness to engage in a dialogue and learning process.
CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (Ethics)
Financial hardship information is available upon request.