Through our workshops, PRI offers you the chance to examine the culture of your own agency or organization, and the opportunity to genuinely explore notions of race and racial inclusion.
The goal is the think in new ways, build bridges and grow stronger in a diverse world.
Our work on Diversity & Inclusion and Community Engagement is based on our belief in the intrinsic worth of all human beings. All human beings deserve to have a say in the decisions that affect them.
PRI offers participants the chance to examine community and organizational culture as well as the opportunity to genuinely explore notions of race and inclusion. The goal is to think in new ways, build bridges and grow stronger in a diverse world.
Cultural Humility: A Community Conversation (2017):
A 2-hour guided conversation and public workshop for Douglas County Juvenile Delinquency Alternatives Initiative Disproportionate Minority Contact Committee, juvenile justice workers and the public.
Cultural Humility: A Paradigm Shift (2016):
A 2-hour training for staff and administration of Metropolitan Community College.
Cultural Humility: A Paradigm Shift (2016):
A 3-hour workshop for staff and administration of Big Brothers / Big Sisters of the Midlands.
Cultural Humility & White Fragility (2015):
Day-long training for leadership staff of Nebraska Department of Education.
Cultural Humility: A Paradigm Shift (2015):
Training for summer staff of NorthStar Foundation.
Cultural Humility Forum & Workshop (2015):
First ever community conversation on the topic of cultural humility in Omaha. Hosted by Omaha Public Schools and sponsored by the OPS Office of Community, School & Family Engagement and OPS Office of Equity & Diversity.
How to Build a Sustainable Grassroots Resistance Movement (2015)
PRI sponsored this event, facilitated by Jill Reese, Associate Director of the Alliance for a Just Society. More than 20 area organizations came together to begin talking about how progressive groups can coalesce around shared strategies, and align our work and resources in ways that lead to policy victories at the local and state levels. The following documents from the event were provided to participants:
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Bridging Communities of Color to Bring About Change (2014)
Cosponsor/panelist for workshop on the intersection of race with education, justice and child welfare in Omaha, NE.
Diversity Town Hall Meeting (2013)
Event debuting our Diversity Report Card for area social service providers, including a panel discussion and a community dialog to address barriers to diversity as well as discuss future steps.
Diversity Report Card Advance Peek (2013)
Presentation providing an advance look at the Diversity Report Card to attendees at the Black Men United Racial Profiling Conference.
The New Jim Crow (2012)
Conference featuring author Michelle Alexander, cosponsored with Black Men United and ACLU of Nebraska.
PRI’s Diversity & Inclusion and Community Engagement Publications:
An opinion piece on the struggle with how to effectively deal with racism in our state, published in Nebraska Report, the monthly newspaper of Nebraskans for Peace.
Report that grades and ranks local nonprofit and government-run service providers on racial/ethnic and gender diversity among staff and on governing boards.
Analysis of the Polling Station Reductions in Douglas County, by Jack Dunn, MSSW. Published April 3, 2012
Report to the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties (LC), to inform the LC about the relative strength of the association between out-of-school variables and academic achievement.
Research-based position paper advocating for enhanced cultural proficiency among the staff and administration of the Omaha Public Schools.
Media Coverage on PRI’s Diversity & Inclusion / Community Engagement Projects:
91.5 KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio (Dec., 2013):
Interviewed by Katie Schubert for story titled, “Report Looks at Racial/Ethnic, Gender Diversity Among Social Service Providers.”
Real Talk with Willie Hamilton (Dec., 2013):
Interviewed by Willie Hamilton about PRI’s “Diversity Report Card,” on Omaha 1690 am Radio The One.
Omaha World Herald (Nov. 2013):
Interviewed for story titled “Service Agencies Graded on Diversity,” by Martha Stoddard.
Omaha World Herald (Oct., 2013):
Interviewed for story titled “Controversial ‘Cultural Proficiency’ Lessons End for Most OPS Staffers,” by Joe Dejka.
Omaha World Herald (Dec., 2011):
Interviewed about PRI support of OPS’ cultural proficiency training, for story titled “OPS Urged: Practice Cultural Proficiency,” by Jonathon Braden.
Cultural Humility flyer