Illuminating Identity, Power, and Racial Equity in Diverse Learning Environments

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Illuminating Identity, Power, and Racial Equity in Diverse Learning Environments

Time: April 11, 2019 from 5:30pm to 8pm
Location: DePaul University,
Street: 1 E Jackson Blvd, DePaul Club, 8th Floor, Room 8005
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map: https://2019caeascottfender.e…
Phone: 312 362 8001
Event Type: keynote, workshop
Organized By: Catherine Marienau
Latest Activity: Feb 23

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Join us for the 2019 Bertram Scott-Elizabeth A Fender Distinguished Leader Workshop

with Desiree Adaway

5:30PM Refreshments

6:00PM Program

As learning and development professionals we all possess a unique constellation of identities, as do our learners. We’ve also been socialized into a society that has certain rules, expectations, norms, and prejudices regarding our identities.

In this interactive session, we’ll take a deep dive into what makes up our and our learners' dominant identities and culture. We will also explore how power operates personally and systemically across the cycle of socialization and why that is critical when fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of our learning environments. Using a race equity framework we’ll explore examples of how we reinforce oppressive practices and power dynamics (both implicitly and explicitly) and ways we can break through and transform as learning and development professionals, communities and organizations.

There is no charge for this event, but registration is required. To register, click here.

2019 Bertram Scott-Elizabeth A Fender Distinguished Leader: Desiree Adaway

Ms. Adaway is a consultant, trainer, coach, and speaker building resilient, equitable, and inclusive organizations. She holds a vision for people’s lives, workplaces, and communities until they can hold it for themselves. Desiree has over 20 years of experience creating, leading and managing international, multicultural teams through major organizational changes in over 40 countries. She has designed and/ or administered more than 150 global programs to engage 500,000 people into action directly and almost 1 million indirectly through the creation of global strategy. In addition, she has crafted and administered partnerships that have secured over $10.5 million in funding from a variety of private and corporate resources.

From this experience, she knows that if you want to create real and lasting change in the world you can’t expect to get something better if you’re doing the things you’ve always done.

Career Highlights:

  *   Senior Director of Volunteer Mobilization for Habitat for Humanity International.
  *   At Rotary International, served as the director of their largest Humanitarian Grants program.
  *   Crafted and administered partnerships that secured over $10.5 million in funding from a variety of private and corporate resources.
 

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