BRIDGING THE GAP Seminar on 19 February 2020

Diversity Counselling New Zealand’s Seminar
for Helping Professionals and Community Leaders

“Brave Conversations: Developing practices for cultural diversity within mainstream organisations.”

Presenter: Presenter: Juanita Rojas
(Evaluation Leader of SHAMA Crisis Connection Team)

Date: Wednesday 19th Feb 2020, 10am -11.30am

Venue: DCNZ’s Board room, 2nd Floor, London Bussiness Centre
55 London St, Hamilton CBD

Fee: $25 for Paid via Internet Banking
(Pay to the bank account: 12-3454-0069188-01)
Free for Unpaid and Community Leaders

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The SHAMA Crisis Connection team has been delivering cultural competence training for crisis organisations across New Zealand. In this presentation, they discuss some of the findings. How often do workers in mainstream organisations raise conversations about culture and faith? How do mainstream organisations capture statistics about ethnic diversity? Do they ask for cultural support/supervision? Understanding how we are doing as organisations who want to work well with people who are culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse is a really important step towards positive change. Hear from Juanita Rojas, evaluation lead for the Crisis Connection team.

About Juanita:
Juanita is enrolled at the University of Auckland where she has currently working on her PHD “The link between context and regulatory systems of Intimate Partner Violence” at the School of Population and Health under the supervision of Rachel Simon- Kumar. Before coming to New Zealand Juanita spend nine years in Latin America, where she is from, working with different sectors (NGO’s, the Academy and the International Cooperation), on the rights of women and a life free from violence for them. She completed her Master’s at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland on Development and International Cooperation with an emphasis in Social and Public Policy. She has also worked, studied and lived in Spain, Guatemala and The United States.

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