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A Lesson in Social Consciousness and Cultural Diversity

Central PA Food Bank | Agency Appreciation Conference 2013
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david botero

on 13 September 2013

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Transcript of A Lesson in Social Consciousness and Cultural Diversity

Getting Ahead
in a Just Gettin' By World
the wage gap

HIDDEN RULES
among classes

Resources
Absence of Human & Social Capital Within the Community
Make it
Happen

a lesson in social consciousness & cultural diversity
Human Exploitation
lack of employment
lack of education / skills
declining neighborhoods
middle class flight
lack of career ladder

minimum wage vs. a living wage
temporary jobs
employers that hire only less than full-time employees
global outsourcing
predatory lending (payday lenders)
locating trash incinerators in poverty sections (decreasing property values)
what's the opposite of poverty?
cultural disparities
social inequalities
hidden rules
bridging the gap
eliminate barriers
human & social capital
improve education
enhance job skills
full employment opportunities
safe communities / neighborhood associations
hold systems accountable
human exploitation
educate ourselves about current exploitation
recognize our own involvement
make the system fair
strategies
it
just
ain't fair

is first and foremost a lack of resources & opportunities

is an extension to which an individual does without resources
driving forces
time
money
food
education
poverty
have not been given to everyone
do not apply to everyone
financial
political
social connections
work
achievement
survival
relationships
entertainment
high / wealth
middle
low / poverty
future most important
present
most
important
traditions & history most important
to be conserved,
invested
to be
managed
to be used,
spent
PRESENTATION
"was it presented well?"
QUALITY
"did you like it?"
QUANTITY
"did you have enough?"
necessary tradition for making & maintaining connections
crucial for climbing success ladder and making money
valued & revered as abstract, but not a reality
WHO AM I
champion
financial
having the money to purchase goods & services
emotional
mental
having the mental abilities & acquired skills to deal with daily life




{ reading, writing, computing }
spiritual
physical
having physical health & mobility
bouncin' back
being able to choose & control emotional responses;

particularly to negative situations, without engaging in self-destructive behavior
believing -- or not believing -- in divine purpose & guidance
support
systems
friends & family
available to access
in times of need
relationships | role models
adults who are appropriate, nurturing, and who do not engage in destructive behavior
knowledge of
Hidden
Rules
knowing the unspoken cues & habits of a group
robert urich
a healthy outside
starts from the inside
coping
strategies
being able to engage in procedural self-talk & positive mindsets to resolve issues
motivational &
persistence
you have the energy & drive to prepare for, plan, and complete projects, jobs, and personal changes
formal
register
you have the emotional control, vocabulary, language ability, and negotiation skills to succeed in school and/or work settings
the power of RESILIENCE
"bouncing back from problems n' stuff with more power and smarts than you started with"
- SV, 13 yr old handball player
diversity networking forum
monthly breakfast & presentation
discuss issues specific to diversity
improve our knowledge
gain a better understanding of diversity
build a positive network
recognize the importance of cultural competence
poverty resource forum
promotes networking
resource sharing
exchange of positive information
better understand economic differences in our community
investigators work in collaboration to study the impact of poverty on themselves, their families, and their communities
group's primary focus is to establish long-term sustainability

program benefits anyone who is willing to assess their current condition and develop an individual & community plan to experience social change
dauphin county
human services director's office
david botero
717.780.6499
dbotero@dauphinc.org
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