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Woman of Color Salon Saturday Book Talk - April: This Here Flesh by Cole Arthur Riley
The Woman of Color Salon curated and facilitated by Reesheda Graham Washington, CEO and Principal Consultant of Reimagining and Generating Wonder (RGW) Consulting, is 4 one hour, zoom-based, Saturday sessions from 9a-10a CST. Each Saturday, women of color participate in sharing their thoughts, questions, and sentiments about a short fiction or non-fiction piece of literature or other art medium developed by Black Women. The Woman of Color Salon promises to expand the hearts and thoughts of all women of color through the single lens of focusing on the art, thoughts, and hearts of Black Women. Participants have found the WOC Salon to be a source of restoration, rejuvenation, and joy that is rooted in and flourishes from centering Black Women's lives and experiences. In the end, we hope that this gathering will also indirectly mitigate anti-Blackness among Women of Color from all walks of life. We hope you'll join us in this! This April, we're discussing This Here Flesh by Cole Arthur Riley. Not a woman of color? Consider coming alongside this safe space for women of color by registering a woman of color to participate. The $48 registration fee includes all four sessions and promises to be a time set aside for a woman of color in your life to share stories, find community and BE WELL. Registration for this event is $48 for the entire four weeks.
Stage Zero: Setting the Stage for Success in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Bundle Deal)
In starting your diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) learning journey, you want to ensure a successful experience for yourself and your organization. Stage Zero: Setting the Stage for Success in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is the best place to begin. - Stage Zero: Setting the Stage for Success in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is the "work before the work." It is the beginning of an inquisition about DEI that will ensure the embodiment and richness of your journey. Encompassing three training segments, "The Context in Which We Learn," "Developing A Common and Shared Language," and "Victim Oppressor Training," these foundational lessons include posturing, narrative sharing, identity and perceptions regarding victimization and oppression, and what it means to be a continual learner. These experiences help to position individuals and organizations to practice DEI healthfully and from a place of humility. By the end of this course series, learners will have the knowledge, language, and self-awareness to successfully mitigate common breakdowns that get in the way of becoming equitable individuals creating more equitable institutions. This course is the prerequisite to a more extensive selection of RGW trainings that will continue to deepen individual and organizational DEI context. Are you ready to reimagine and generate wonder toward equity for all sustainably and healthfully? If yes, then let's get curious! Invest in this Stage Zero training bundle to get the most value and save!
The Context in Which We Learn Training
The environment for learning about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is not always what we expect. The context and the conversations will almost always challenge us in new ways. But knowing that we will experience challenges in DEI learning spaces is not enough. We must also learn how to navigate our challenges to ensure that the learning is not compromised. The Context in Which We Learn training makes learners curious about how they learn to help set a strong foundation for future DEI training. This course will help learners develop strategies to identify differences between the ideal learning situation and the actual learning environment. We will also examine how past learning experiences inform the posture one should take in the present to get the most value out of a DEI learning opportunity. So are you ready to reimagine and generate wonder about how you really learn? Then it's time to enroll in The Context Which We Learn! Invest in Stage Zero: Setting the Stage for Success in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training bundle rather than purchasing The Context Which We Learn training on its own. You'll get more value now and save $$ throughout your DEI learning journey.
Developing a Common & Shared Language Training
One of the most common challenges to success in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a misalignment in how we talk about and understand each other's perspectives on the work. But, when we have a common and shared language, DEI learners and communities in practice can circumvent these challenges making room for the work to thrive. This training course on Developing a Common & Shared Language will provide learners with a foundational glossary that helps define some of the terms associated with DEI. In addition, this course will provide a means to extend your thinking beyond a glossary of terms to consider more deeply how we share language and find common understanding through narrative sharing. If you are ready to have more robust conversations about DEI and ensure that misunderstandings and breakdowns in communications don't get in the way of your equity journey, then enrolling in Developing a Common & Shared Language training is your next best step in creating equity for all. Invest in Stage Zero: Setting the Stage for Success in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training bundle rather than purchasing Developing a Common & Shared Language training on its own. You'll get more value now and save $$ throughout your DEI learning journey.
Victim Oppressor Training
Conversations about victimization and oppression often lead to finger-pointing when in actuality, these two concepts have the capacity to create a common ground that furthers the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Want to learn more about this concept? Take our Victim Oppressor Training! Victim Oppressor Training is an extensive learning experience that examines how victimization and oppression show up in our daily lives and work. We get curious about our capacity to engage in victimization and oppression and develop the skills to be culturally agile. In this course, students can expect to share stories and explore how these personal stories eliminate the need for othering, a common form of alienation that halts DEI work, and the relationship-building necessary to advance in your DEI journey. As theoretical as this course may seem, students will walk away with practical strategies to identify how we experience and mitigate bias and participate in racism, equity, inequity, and anti-racism. Invest in Stage Zero: Setting the Stage for Success in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training bundle rather than purchasing Victim Oppressor Training on its own. You'll get more value now and save $$ throughout your DEI learning journey.
What is a healthy allyship practice? Am I even a “good” ally? How do I know? These are all questions that we ask ourselves when considering our role as allies to any historically, intentionally, targeted marginalized people groups. Our Allyship Training will help learners glean some answers to these questions. This foundational Allyship Training empowers learners to understand what allyship is and what it is not. Learners will get to know the elements of an ally, such as relational trust, consistency, and accountability. The content will also explore the role of allies in the advancement of equity. By the end of this training, learners can expect to have articulated their own next best steps in the practice of allyship. DEI practitioners who have taken this course say that it’s a solid foundation that has helped to reveal the authentic ally within them. Are you ready to discover the ally within you? Enroll in Allyship training today!
The Weaponization of Language Training
Is honoring the culture, languages, and expressions of historically, intentionally, and traditionally marginalized people groups important to you? At RGW, we believe that it is essential to the work of diversity, equity and inclusion. As such, we invite you to participate in the Weaponization of Language training. The Weaponization of Language training empowers individuals and organizations to get curious about how people use language as a tool and/or a weapon. Learners can expect to consider how they use language in their daily lives and how that usage has impacted diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will explore language at the intersection of cultural appropriation, who has the right to participate in a culture, and how we respectfully participate as allies and learners in cultures that are not our own. After participating in this training, students will know how to make authentic and appropriate choices about language and culture that support equity and respect for all. Learners will also be able to mine the gap between the ideal and the actual when responding to instances of cultural appropriation in real-world situations. So, are you ready to get curious about language and culture? We invite you to enroll in the Weaponization of Language training today.