How do organizations create an environment where people feel they can actively participate, where their contributions are respected and valued? This workshop is about taking that next step toward moving beyond the individualism of diversity to the systemic and cultural change needed to build inclusive organizations.
-Share of best practices on how to move from representation to inclusion
-Understand the role of implicit bias and impact on leadership, hiring, staffing and decision-making
-Learn to have courageous conversations about race
-The role of intentionality – orientation to an inclusive culture that is self-perpetrating through organizational systems, policies, and practices
-What does commitment and leadership look like throughout this long process?
-Developing awareness about white dominant cultural norms and bias against people of color
-Differentiating between diversity and inclusion
-Understanding power and privilege
-Defining institutional racism and its manifestations within an organization
-Creating safe spaces for courageous and difficult conversations about race
-The role of leadership in commitment to inclusion
-Allowing for the co-creation of ideas
About the Presenters
Trina Jackson is the Practice Leader for Community Engagement at TSNE MissionWorks. Trina has nearly 20 years of community-based experience as an organizer, facilitator, and strategist in the social justice movement. Her background includes activism within communities of color in Boston and working with nonprofits, facilitating community dialogues, and consulting on issues of anti-oppression, civic engagement, economic justice, racial justice, leadership development, collaboration, and movement building.
Luz Zambrano is a founding Co-Director of the Center to Support Immigrant Organizing (CSIO) where she has worked for the last 17 years. She has co-coordinated the research, planning and implementation of Network for Immigrant and African American Solidarity (NIAAS), a CSIO community based initiative. For the last 15 months, she also works as the Program Associate of the Inclusion Initiative, a grant making program at TSNE MissionWorks where she helps the planning, facilitation and implementation all aspects of the program including the II’s grant making portion of it.