2018 NW Diversity Learning Series Session Resources

Inclusion Provocateur: Bridging the Human Divides

Continue your learning from the NW Diversity Learning Series Sessions. The resources below provide valuable tools, worksheets, articles, and a variety of resources for you to sustain your learning.

 

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November 14, 2018

In this session, participants practiced “visiting at the kitchen table” and experienced the power of storytelling and ceremony as a vehicle for undoing racism, promoting inclusion and fostering healing.

 

Jay and Barbara provided the session slides, article and handouts to extend participants learning.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Book list. Review the list of the six books we gave away.

September 26, 2018

In this session, participants reviewed the basics of Polarity Thinking, then deepened their understanding of the importance of “AND” Thinking when addressing issues like Sexism, Racism, and Poverty.  

 

Barry, Peter and Elizabeth provided the session slides, article, handouts and tools to extend participants’ learning:

 

  • Session Power Point presentation

  • Book Chapters:

  • Editable Blank Polarity Map. Use this blank map to work through a polarity in your team or organization.

  • Bibliography: References for implementing Polarity Thinking – recent books that provide application and examples of Polarity Thinking in action. Choose at least one book from the Bibliography in the pages that follow, and recruit a co-worker to read it with you. Have lunch together once a week and discuss what you are learning from each chapter. 

  • Book list. Review the four books we gave a way at the session.

Session 4: Free Speech, Hate Speech, Political Correctness: Struggling with Civility and Respect

June 19, 2018

In this session, participants reviewed the basics of Polarity Thinking, then deepened their understanding of "Question Thinking". They dove into the process of applying the two concepts to work, political, and personal discussions, leading to effective conversations. 

 

Lindsay and Michelle provided the session slides, an article, handouts and tools to extend participants’ learning:

 

Session 3: Power and Privilege: Addressing Loss, Striving for Equity

May 9, 2018

In this session, participants reviewed the basics of Polarity Theory in an engaging exercise of Polarity mapping Holding Power and Sharing Power.  They learned how to leverage polarities to achieve greater influence (interpersonal power) and how to use privilege honorably.

 

Lindsay and Cherie provided the following insightful articles, handouts and tools to extend participants’ learning:

March 14, 2018

In this session, participants learned the connections between Christian dominance and the impact it has had on the political, economic, and cultural systems of the United States, and how it manifests in our behaviors, beliefs, values, relationships, and workplaces.

 

Paul provided the following exercises, continuing learning opportunities, and website to extend participants’ learning:

Exercises.

Continuing Learning Opportunities.

Website. www.christianhegemony.org

Polarity Thinking.

Book List. Review the list of the four books we gave away.

January 23, 2018

In this session, participants learned the basics of Polarity Theory, practiced using a Polarity Map and learned how to leverage polarities to get the best of both values—by creating actions steps and early warnings.

 

Lindsay and Cherie provided the following insightful articles, handouts and tools to extend participants’ learning:

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