El Centro Hispano is the largest Latino-led organization in North Carolina dedicated to building bridges, strengthening the community, and advocating for equity and inclusion. This presentation outlines the framework El Centro Hispano has adopted to ensure these crucial values permeate every level of our work, and inform the development of various tools. Audiences will explore the root causes of the disparities faced within Hispanic/Latino communities, including discrimination, limited access to resources, language barriers, and government policies, and delve into effective strategies to address these challenges. We will discuss tools organizations and individuals can use to identify and address these issues using a strength-based approach. We underscore the importance of uplifting our cultural values and traditions, embracing our cultural wisdom, and cultivating mutually intersectional collaborations. Our approach champions investing in people via education and leadership development and the collection of meaningful data to measure progress. Attendees will be encouraged to actively engage with the material through process questions designed to foster critical thinking and personal application of the concepts. Our goal is to stimulate comprehension, active learning, and make the material personally relevant to the audience. Join us to explore how El Centro Hispano leverages diversity, equity, and inclusion to create a more just society.
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