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S21: Studying the Dominant Identity (White Practitioners)

Total Credits: 14 including 14 Category I CE

Special Offers |  700 Professional Growth & Development
Nicole Palmore, MSW
Original Program Date :
Jul 08, 2020


On one level, it seems Americans talk about race and ethnicity all the time. The news media always seem to be reacting to the latest racial “incident,” while pundits ponder “race relations” year in and year out. The premise of this series is that the American conversation about race and the stories we tell ourselves about race and ethnicity are deeply incomplete and often misleading. We need new stories and new understandings about [American] history and our current racial and ethnic reality. (Scene on Radio, 2016)

Scene on Radio is a podcast that tells stories exploring human experience and American society. Produced and hosted by John Biewen, Scene on Radio comes from the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University and is distributed by PRX. In Season 2, the Peabody-nominated Seeing White, Biewen and collaborator Chenjerai Kumanyika explored the history and meaning of Whiteness.

This podcast will be used as a framework and a conversation starter around the issues of race; specifically, Whiteness. Race is overly analyzed, but rarely do we look at Whiteness. The conversation will extend into how the use of race affects you—individually, professionally, and systemically. How does the use of race impact your work and worldview? With affinity groups we will interrogate and challenge beliefs and move to tangible action plans. Each week participants will be expected to listen to two episodes of the podcast, Seeing White (season 2), and be prepared to discuss. ** This Affinity Group is for White Practitioners. 

Week One: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Episodes 1: Turning the Lens and Episode 2: How Race was Made

Week Two: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Episode 3: Made in America and Episode 4: Crazy We Built a Nation

Week Three: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Episode 5: Little War on the Prairie and Episode 6: That's Not Us, So We're Clean

Week Four: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Episode 7: Chenjerai's Challenge and Episode 8: Skulls and Skin

Week Five: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Episode 9: A Racial Cleansing in America and Episode 10: Citizen Thind

Week Six: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Episode 11: Danger and Episode 12: My White Friends

Week Seven: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Episode 13: White Affirmative Action and Episode 14: Transformation


Nicole Palmore, MSW Related seminars and products: 1

Nicole K. Palmore is the new Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Nursing.  Prior to this role, Nicole worked for four years as a Senior Organization and Employee Development Consultant with Human Resources at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Nicole originally joined the University in 2016 after working in learning and development for over 15 years.  Nicole held positions in organizational development with the Department of Transportation and Springfield Hospital Center, and as a Training Director with the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. She has also consulted with companies in the non-profit and healthcare industries. 

In her current role, Nicole assesses, designs, and develops initiatives to increase inclusion and equity in the School of Nursing.  Nicole has exceptional facilitation and course design skills. She has designed, developed, and delivered hundreds of courses in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, leadership development, and change management.

Nicole holds a bachelor’s in psychology cum laude from Georgetown University and a master’s in Social Work summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  She completed a master’s certificate in Instructional Design from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Most recently, she completed a second master’s certificate in Intercultural Leadership at University of Maryland, Baltimore.   Throughout her career, Nicole has been a trusted business partner to her clients, providing workplace solutions for some of the most challenging problems.

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Fee & Registration:

Cost is $185 and includes CE credit. Registering after March 18, 2021 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Course Completion & CE Information


Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for  up to 14 Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.



Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

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