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Weekly DEI Updates 01.24.22

DEI Updates: Week of 01.24.22

  1. Tomorrow: LGBT 101 LIVE Training

  2. We still have open slots for the upcoming LGBT 101 training with Inside Out Youth Services on January 25. I sent an all-staff calendar invite with login info for Zoom.

  3. New: Implicit Bias & Microaggressions gsLearn Course

  4. We have a new gsLearn course that focuses on understanding unconscious bias and its connection to microaggressions. The course has three modules: definitions, everyday examples, and strategies for intervention. Please check it out and reach out with any input.

Call to Action

  1. Trailblazers in Conversation: Patrisse Cullors and Angela Davis

  2. Thursday, January 27 at 8pm MST. Join LA County Library and California African American Museum for a free virtual community learning event with Patrisse Cullors and Angela Davis, moderated by Skye Patrick. Click hereto sign up.

  3. Learning to Decenter the Dominant Narrative

  4. If you missed this webinar on decentering dominant narratives by Center for Anti-Racist Education (CARE), click hereto view the recording.

  5. Social Justice for Kids

  6. Educate yourself on how to talk to kids about racial justice using thiswebinar offered by Social Justice Kids.

Upcoming Opportunities

  1. How Can You Be Racially Responsible

  2. Wednesday, January 26 at 8am MST. CEO, Antoinetta Mosley and DEI Leader, Rorri Geller-Mohamed will discuss the ways White allies can navigate whiteness in the workplace while avoiding supremacy and racial dynamics. As a DEI consultant specializing in anti-racism, Rorri is passionate about supporting professionals through anti-racism work in their personal and professional lives. She is also the host of the Racially Responsible Podcast. Click here to join the LIVE conversation.

  3. Addressing Mental Health & Wellness with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities during Transition to Adulthood

  4. Tuesday, January 25 at 12:00pm MST. This presentation will focus on the assessment of mental health in youth who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities during the transition to adulthood years (12-26). Sign up here.

  5. Brown Girl Dreaming: Exploring Identity & Belonging with Jacqueline Woodson

  6. Wednesday, February 2. Please join Facing History for a special virtual presentation from New York Timesbestselling author Jacqueline Woodson. In her acclaimed memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, Ms. Woodson uses verse to tell her family story, recount her experience growing up amid the remnants of Jim Crow and the growing Civil Rights movement, and reflect on the joy of finding her voice through writing. Ms. Woodson will discuss her experiences and her writing, followed by a Q&A with questions from Facing History students. Reserve your spot here.

  7. Decolonizing Restorative Justice

  8. Tuesday, February 22 from 7:00-8:30pm MST. Join this virtual panel with the authors of “Colorizing Restorative Justice” who will discuss decolonizing restorative justice and acknowledging the harms of slavery and genocide. Click hereto sign up.

  9. Joyful Fridays: The Black Panthers

  10. Friday, February 4 at 9am. Kick off Black History Month with your little ones during this lesson on how the Black Panther Party contributed to the health and wellness of their communities. Then, paint a panther inspired by objects in the NMAAHC collection! This event is designed for children ages 4 and up. All Black History Month Joyful Fridays’ programs are held via Zoom webinar and led by NMAAHC Kids educators. ASL Interpretation will be provided. Sign up here.

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