Orienting to Justice:  The Landscape of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Orienting to Justice: The Landscape of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Online Classroom

Introductory workshop on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors. Facilitated by Running Grass of Three Circles. This session will be online only.

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  • Casual

6:30-8:30pm via Zoom Meeting
Meeting link will be sent to registered attendees the day of the session.

Workshop Description

Are you new to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) conversation? Are you wondering what it has to do with you, your relationships, The Mountaineers, and the outdoors?  Do you want to know more about the language of DEI, DEI concepts and frameworks, and how you can apply them? Would you like to know what actions you can take individually and collectively to make positive differences in overcoming bias, discrimination, and oppressions?

If these questions describe "where you are" with DEI, join us for a two-hour Zoom session that navigates the many facets of diversity, equity, and inclusion, digs into the big ideas, and explores the social justice history that informs contemporary DEI conversations.  At the workshop conclusion, you’ll have a more nuanced understanding of DEI language and how to use it, frameworks for analyzing and deconstructing oppressions, a picture of the social justice roots of today’s DEI conversations, and valuable practice talking about DEI with others. 

This virtual workshop is a mix of short background presentations and small group activities where participants interact with others based on their personal experiences and the facilitator presentations. A short pre-workshop survey will follow your registration and a pre-workshop assignment is required.

Orienting to Justice is the first in a series of three workshops, moving from the introductory level and culminating in a scenario based, interactive, and application focused session. More information about the other sessions in the series will be posted as the dates and details are finalized.

About the presenter

Running Grass is director of Three Circles Center which, since 1989, works on bringing multicultural perspectives and practices to environmental and outdoor education. He is also a senior lecturer in the Urban Environmental Education Program at Antioch University, Seattle, where his focus is on multicultural education, critical pedagogy, and multicultural environmental leadership. His interest in the  outdoors took shape during an Outward Bound course in 1969 and was deepened at Dartmouth Outward Bound in 1974. Please see the Three Circles website for more information:  www.threecircles.org


This seminar will be delivered online as a Zoom meeting. You will need access to a computer with a speaker and camera, as well as high-speed internet. Information about how to log-on to the Zoom meeting will be sent the day of the session.

Category: Equity & Inclusion


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A short homework assignment will be given in advance. Please come prepared for discussion.

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