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Cultural Sensitivity & Sensibility Training

What is the Sonder Institute?

Mission: To empower and mobilize people of color and their allies to increase racial equity and decrease all forms of oppression.

Vision: To dismantle ALL forms of oppression


Intensive Anti-Racism Training= Using the Transformative Organizing Theory, Sonder provides a unique educational opportunity for mainstream audiences to participate in a II Part twelve week workshop series that will educate and provide effective tools to resolve real time racial inequities in the world. 

Cultural Sensitivity Training = Sonder International offers cultural sensitivity training tailoring to the organizational needs that impact a business’ ability to provide culturally appropriate services to marginalized communities.

Therapeutic Equity= Sonder provides low to no cost mental health care to individuals of color who believe they have been negatively impacted due to trauma stemming from racial oppression (race based trauma), as well as cultural sensitivity trainings to mental health providers. 

- Individual Counseling Sessions

- Peer Support Group Sessions

- Community Referrals

Community Outreach & Education= Sonder International provides ongoing outreach and education to community constituents about racial oppression and how it impacts the sustainability of their environment in the United States. 

Sonder definition

 n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.

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LGBTQ Trainings available


LGBTQ Cultural Sensitivity & Sensibility


Are you and your staff in need of training for people who are gender nonconformant? Are you and your staff aware of the needs of the LGBTQ community? How much do you know about issues directly impacting the health and well-being of the LBGTQ community throughout Arkansas? 

Urban Sanctuary has customized curriculum that exposes the specific needs of LBGTQ Arkansans in relation to the service delivery. In Phase I, Urban Sanctuary provides baseline, national information concerning  LGBTQ people seeking assistance with health and human services. 

Phase II is an expansion of this national training. It is now time to discuss issues specific to LGBTQ Arkansans. Phase II is designed to teach LGBTQ Cultural Competency/Sensitivity to Arkansans working in all areas. The curriculum to be presented will address the particular nuances and challenges involved with LGBTQ equity in Arkansas. 


LGBTQ Inclusive Policies

Urban Sanctuary will assist your organization with the creation of policies and standards to ensure the best practices for LGBTQ inclusive environments.


Peer Emersion/LGBTQ Liaison

Urban Sanctuary can provide LGBTQ personnel to analyze and guide your team into an LGBTQ inclusive environment.