Lunch & Learn Virtual Event – December 10th – Cultural Humility: Holiday Edition

Co-hosted by:

1 Credit CLE Pending: Elimination of Bias


Holiday schedules are not a one-size-fits-all. In this Lunch & Learn we will be discussing General information and how families celebrate different holidays and festivals, special considerations when families are in separation, divorce or custody proceedings and other important information for Family Law Practitioners.

Learning Objectives:

  • Consider diverse traditions when working with post-separation families
  • Cultivate curiosity when working with families and their traditions
  • Integrate cultural sensitivity when engaging with families about holiday planning


Titilayo Bediako

Executive Director of the We Win Institute

Zamzam Dini

Zam is a pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at the Minnesota Trauma and Recovery Institute (MN TRI). Zam focuses her clinical work on treating trauma and PTSD in marginalized communities. Zam is also a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota, in the Couple and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Family Social Science. Zam is a Muslim, Somali-American who emigrated to the U.S. at 2 years old and grew up in Seattle, WA, and has been living in MN for about 5 years now.



Rabbi Marcia A. Zimmerman

Zimmerman has been the senior rabbi of Temple Israel in Minneapolis since 2001. She was the first female rabbi at Temple Israel, a congregation of more than 2,000 households in the heart of Minneapolis, and was the first female rabbi to serve a congregation of this size in the United States. Rabbi Zimmerman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). Rabbi Zimmerman is vocal and active on policy issues affecting Minnesota and the nation, honoring the words above Temple Israel’s entrance: “Our house shall be a house of prayer for all peoples.” Rabbi Zimmerman is dedicated to ensuring that Temple Israel’s programming, educational opportunities, and worship are inclusive and celebrate people of color, diverse learning styles and special needs, all genders and gender expressions, the LGBTQ community, and interfaith families.