Presenters: Chacku Mathai and Sae Kim
Moderator: Oryx Cohen
In this webinar we will be discussing the importance of cultural diversity, equity, and intersectionality in doing peer work, specifically within peer-run organizations. When we fail to include diverse voices and recognize that mental health can look quite different depending on where you come from and your unique experiences, the quality of peer work is severely diminished. On the flip side, when we look through the lens of inclusion, there is so much to be learned about our collective and individual mental health from the wide range of experience and culture that makes up humanity . Having this awareness enhances peer work because then we are able to go beyond our own experience and what has worked for us and our own culture, and support others to find their own paths. In the webinar, we will go over the meaning of all of these concepts in more detail and take a look at where we have been and where we hope to go.