2020 NW Diversity Learning Series Session Resources

Culture Clash: Imagine Transforming Distrust and Discomfort into Resilient Relationships

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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January 29, 2020

In this session, participants played a game, the Psychology of Privilege (a PIFF simulation) using the board game Monopoly and gained powerful insights about the dynamics of superiority and oppression.   The game revealed what happens when we are randomly assigned a role in the “game of life”—rigged the way it really is—inequitable! 

Kristina and Nikum provided the session slides, articles, and resources to extend participants’ learning:

Session PowerPoint Presentation.

 

Continuing Learning Opportunities.

 

Articles.

 

Ted Talk. Does Money Make You Mean?  by Paul Piff

 

Book List. Review the list of 4 books and game we gave away.

March 25, 2020

In the second session of the year, participants deepened their understanding of the systemic cognitive dissonance embedded into U.S. American history, institutions, culture, and current inequitable racial outcomes.

 

Kristina and Nikum provided the session slides, articles, and resources to extend participants’ learning:

 

​Session PowerPoint Slides.

Continuing Learning Opportunities.

 

 

 

 

Articles

Think. Engage. Act Differently,” by Victor Cary, September 1, 2016

 

Why Start Racial Equity Work, And What Are Its Implications” by Gretchen Susi, Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change, 2013

Videos.

  • The Unequal Opportunity Race - Short film for the African American Policy Forum, showing metaphors for obstacles to equality which affirmative action tries to alleviate. All graphics and animation by Erica Pinto. Published November 14, 2010

  • Michael Jr: Know Your Why - Great lesson to share with your students! The reason you teach them is to help them find "their why"!  Published September 10, 2015

  • The Consciousness Gap in Education – An Equity Imperative (Dorinda Carter Andrews) TEDxLansingED - In this talk, Dorinda Carter Andrews challenges us to consider how gaps in critical consciousness and mindsets for adults and students in schools prevent us from providing equitable schooling experiences for all students. Published March 10, 2014

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

May 13, 2020

In this session, participants learned how words, actions, behaviors and situations can be perceived differently based on our background, racial/ethnic identity, and experience. We started a conversation between Black women and White women about how we can communicate more respectfully and relate more effectively.

We did not finish this conversation. We encourage you to continue this dialogue with your Black and White colleagues, and other people of color. 

 

Kami and Joy provided the following insightful articles, handouts and tools to extend participants’ learning:

Session Power Point Presentation.

 

Continuing Learning Opportunities.

 

 

On-line resources.

 

 

Videos.

 

 

 

Articles.

 

 

 

In Session Exercises.

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

June 24, 2020

In this session, participants learned how to build a foundation for greater empathy and allyship between Black and White men in order to harness the positive aspects of masculinity, eliminate harm cause by patriarchy, and expand male leadership to be responsive, agile, and creative.

Joel and Nick provided these books, articles, and resources to extend participants’ learning:

Participant Workbook.

 

Continuing Learning Opportunities:

 

Additional Resources. Resources mentioned during the session or discovered afterwards.

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

September 23, 2020

In this session, participants learned how cultural humility is the foundation to create an equitable and inclusive workplace from the core outward, especially for people with invisible disabilities.

ChrisTiana ObeySumner, provided these books, articles, and resources to extend participants’ learning:

List of things to post:

Session Power Point Presentation. 

 

Continuing Learning Opportunities.

 

Panelist Stories 

 

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

November 18, 2020

In this session, participants learned how words set the tone in the culture of an organization. Participants came away with greater knowledge and skills for communicating in ways that foster inclusion and equity. 

 

Fleur and Andrea, presenters for this session, provided these books, articles, videos and resources to extend participants’ learning:

Session PowerPoint Presentation

 

Continue Learning Opportunities:

 

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

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