Reaching One, Reaching All conducts several programs that around diversity, equity and inclusion:
Addressing Bias in Early Childhood Education: This training is intended for professionals involved in Early Childhood Education (e.g., teachers, child care providers). Designed by RORA, this research-based program helps participants become more aware of their own cultural lens, their own biases, and learn about the impact of their behaviors on the children in their care. The program also facilitates strategizing to address systemic, institutional, and policy-level issues around diversity, equity and inclusion.
Navigating Difference: This 2-day program is to help participants "gain knowledge and skills that can be used when engaging in a new situation/culture, rather than focusing on specific cultural knowledge." The program comes from Washington State University.
OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts! Designed to help address bigotted remarks, this program provides participants with strategies so that they do not need to remain silent and communicate quiet collusion.
Seeing i2i: Adventures in Diversity and Cultural Awareness: Cultural and global competencies are becoming increasingly important in today's culturally diverse and globally connected socieites. This 4-H Curriculum focuses on helping teens gain self awareness, as well as socio-emotional, cognitive, and behavioral skills that reflect an appreciation for diversity.
Poverty Simulation: This experiential and interactive community education program is designed to sensitize community participants and help them better understand the realities of poverty. The program promotes empathy and understanding around the challenges that people in poverty face.
Educational Resources & Briefs
The following are publicly available educational resources:
Cultural Competence: An Important Skill Set for the 21st Century: Cultural competence is the ability of a person to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of various cultural backgrounds. Cultural background can include the beliefs, customs, and behaviors of people from various groups. This brief discusses the concept of cultural competence, why it is important, and how we can develop these skills.
The Case for Cultural and Global Competencies: The US Census projects that by 2042, the country will hit "majority-minority" status, in that no single race or ethnicity will account for a majority of the population. This brief explainer video discusses current demographic trends and the need for cultural and global competencies.
Cultural Competence Concepts: Contemporary Racism: Racism comes in many forms -- not just the stereotypical depictions in movies. This brief discusses the newer forms of racism which are often more subtle yet equally (if not more) destructive.
Gender Stereotypes: Gender stereotypes abound -- from the toys that are marketed to girls and boys to the expectations we communicate around such areas as STEM and the arts. This brief discusses the issue of gender stereotypes and suggests strategies to address this issue.
Gender Stereotypes Explained: This brief video discusses the problematic issue of gender stereotypes and strategies we can use to combat them.
Strategies to Promote and Enhance Breastfeeding with Cultural Awareness: Research suggests that breastfeeding has numerous benefits for babies and mothers. This brief discusses inclusive strategies to promote breastfeeding with different audiences.
Say What? Understand and Addressing Microaggressions: In recent years, the term “microaggression” has been popping up frequently in the popular media. It is a topic that sometimes comes up as part of discussions about race or gender inequalities, ageism, and the marginalization of various groups. But what exactly does the term mean and why is it important?
Microaggressions Explained: This brief explainer video tackles the issue of microaggressions -- its definition, its impacts, and the importance of addressing them in everyday life.