As human beings, regardless of race, class, gender, or myriad other differences among us, we each need safety, connection, respect, and to be heard. It’s hard to stay open and welcoming of perspectives that differ from our own. 

This workshop inspires and empowers participants to grow and engage in activities that:
- Honor human diversity
- Promote cultural self-awareness and understanding
- Engage in cross-cultural learning activities to gain in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of ethnic and cultural groups
- Examine historical and institutional power of the “isms” - racism, sexism, classism, etc.

2017 Workshop Dates:

Thursday, August 17, 2-5 pm
Thursday, November 30, 2-5pm

$50 fee. Workshop held at the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
Contact 360.676.0122 or email training@whatcomdrc.org

Exploring Equity Training Instructor: Masa DeLara

Instructor - Masa DeLara has worked as an educator, facilitator, and trainer in the areas of early childhood education, culture and diversity awareness, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resilience, and trauma informed environments. She is a Senior Trainer for the REACH Center out of Western Washington University and a Washington State Certified NEAR Trainer. Masa has a deep commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and sees herself as a risk-taker, trail-blazer, and peace-maker.


About REACH

For more than 30 years the REACH Center, a nationally-recognized non-profit organization, has positioned itself as one of the most respected establishments to provide cultural diversity services. The Center specializes in providing these services to agencies throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. The REACH Center is able to carry out its work through the utilization of its cadre of nationally certified trainers. There are over 250 nationally certified REACH trainers located throughout the United States and Australia who have established records in public speaking, group facilitation, program and curriculum development, as well as conducted research and training in the area of multicultural education and ethnic history