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DEI Updates: Week of 11.29.21

  1. Upcoming: Monthly Equity Talks

  2. This virtual series brings together Colorado community activists, thinkers, and disrupters to share what they are doing or what their organizations are doing to fight for equity and justice. The series is organized by the DEI Committee. Each session takes place in the format of 45-minute presentations or conversations that are open to volunteers, members, families and staff.

  3. January Topic: Environmental Justice and Outdoor Education by Sam Gilmore (She/Her), Education Coordinator at Environmental Learning for Kids. Sign up here.

  4. Current: Belong & Inclusion Survey

  5. The Belonging & Inclusion Surveyfor members and volunteers is still open until January 10th. The goal of this anonymous survey is to understand what members and volunteers want GSCO to implement to create a safe and welcoming experience for all Girl Scouts. You can support by circulating the survey or encouraging members/volunteers to complete it.

  6. DEI Office Hours

  7. Sign up for DEI Office Hours if you’d like to meet our DEI Engagement Director, share ideas or experiences related to diversity, equity & inclusion.

Call to Action

  1. As part of Native American Heritage Month:

  2. Check out these 5 Native-led podcasts and continuing learning about Indigenous communities all year.5 Native-Led Podcasts for Media Literacy (facinghistory.org)

  3. Check out these children’s books that center Indigenous narratives. American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) (americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com)

  4. Watch PFLAG National’s discussion on the State Department’s first gender-neutral US passport. Click hereto tune in.

Upcoming Opportunities

  1. I Love Me! Nurturing Positive Self-Identity in Young BIPOC Children

  2. Tuesday, November 30that 6:30pm MST. Join EmbraceRace for a free webinar on parents, family members, and adult figures can best support the development of positive self-identity in young Black, Indigenous, and all children of color. The webinar will offer everyday actions you can take, routine conversations to have to help BIPOC children learn to love all parts of themselves and engage the world as brave, strong, and resilient people who are confident in their racial identities. Watch the recording here.

  3. Facing Hate: Antisemitism, Race, and White Supremacy

  4. Wednesday, December 8 from 5-6pm MT. Description: Understanding how concepts of race intersect with antisemitism is a critical task as we work to uproot white supremacy and racism from our schools. Participants will: Explore the history between ideas of “race” and anti-Judaic ideologies; Unpack the ways that antisemitism connects to contemporary discussions of race; Consider how educators can integrate discussions of antisemitism into their anti-racism work.

  5. United Way: Courageous Conversations: Equitable Access to Healthcare

  6. Tuesday, December 7 from 12pm-1:15pm MST. Join United Way for a virtual learning session on the inequities within our healthcare system. The session will focus on understanding how poverty, racism, and access to quality healthcare impact health outcomes and quality of life for communities of color. Sign up hereNote: If you register for this event but cannot attend, please cancel your register with United Way so they can plan accordingly.

  7. Historically Speaking: Black Reconstruction

  8. Wednesday, December 8 from 5pm-6pm MST. Join the National Museum of African American History & Culture for a virtual conversation with prominent historians: Eric Foner, Henry Louis Gates and Kevin Young. This webinar will focus on the impact of Reconstruction on America’s post-Civil War Black community. Sign up here.

  9. 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

  10. Hollaback is offering daily Stand Up Bystander intervention trainings as part of the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (November 25 – December 10). This is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about the importance of ending violence and harassment against women. Sign up for a training session here.

  11. USA Girl Scouts Overseas: Holidays Around the World

  12. Saturday, December 18 from 5am-6:30am MST. Join USAGSO for a global celebration of winter holidays! Girl Scouts from all across the world will gather around the virtual fireplace to share a cup of cocoa and festive snack, make a winter craft, and sing a few songs, all while learning about traditions from holidays such as Lunar New Year, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, and Ōmisoka. This event is open to all program grade levels (Girl Scout Daisies through Ambassadors) and adult volunteers. Sign up here.

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