2018 MSC Winter Workshop and Business Networking Extravaganza

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Click here to view notes from the Niambi Jaha-Echols Diversity Workshop in February 2018

Would you like to learn ways to create a camp environment that is more inclusive for all people and cultures? Do you want strategies to help you work with staff in creating a culturally agile, thoughtful, and inclusive camp community? Join your MSC colleagues for an inspiring morning with Niambi Jaha-Echols as she shares her passion.

As society and the camping movement evolve, many of our camps are attempting to become more diverse and inclusive, including efforts to expand cultural, racial, and socio-economic diversity. In this workshop, we will explore how our different cultural experiences and conditioning influence our interactions with others, all with the aim of helping our camps become more welcoming to a wide range of staff, campers and families. Statements such as “I don’t see color,” and “I treat everyone the same,” are often used to communicate that we are inclusive. Day-to-day, however, people of color still often experience prejudice and exclusion that undermine our best intentions. Our morning with Niambi will help us understand how stereotypes and assumptions contribute to prejudice, bias, and misunderstanding. At the end of the workshop you will walk away with ideas and tools, which you can implement in your staff training and throughout the summer, to enhance the camp experience for all in your camp community. For more information about Niambi click on this link: www.niambijaha-ech

This day is made possible by the generosity of our 2018 SPONSORS

Acadia Insurance, Androscoggin Bank, Artist and Craftsman, Chalmers Insurance, CIEE, Custom Coach, The Kane Schools, Maine Bus Rentals, Northeast Charter and Tour, Norway Savings Bank, Payroll Management, Redbird Media Group

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