Building Our Understanding and Application of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Building Our Understanding and Application of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Online Classroom

An interactive evening workshop about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Facilitated by Running Grass of Three Circles. This is a 101-level session, no previous experience is required. *UPDATED TO ONLINE FORMAT*

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UPDATED TO ONLINE meeting format:

  • 6:30-8:30pm on Zoom Meeting. (Given this new format, the workshop may run a little longer or shorter than the scheduled time.)
  • A link will be sent to login to the Zoom meeting in advance of this session. Please email Sara Ramsay with any questions.

Are there things you “know you should know”, but aren’t quite there yet? Using personal experience, textual analysis, structured reflection and dialogue, and an appreciative inquiry approach this interactive evening workshop will delve into the personal and social meanings of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and their applications within The Mountaineers. Attendees will learn strategies for facilitating conversations about DEI, common DEI terms and concepts, and strategies and resources for self-study. Several short readings and a film clip will be assigned in advance. Facilitated by Running Grass of Three Circles.

Intended Audience: Mountaineers leaders, volunteers, and members. This 101-style session is designed to help you start building your DEI knowledge so you can be the inclusive leader you want to be. Attendees need no prior experience to attend this session. A second half-day session (Challenging the ‘Single Story’) will be offered on April 4 to build on the themes of this workshop. You may choose to attend these two sessions separately (depending on your experience) or together as a short series. Please contact Sara Ramsay with any questions.

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

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Several short readings and a film clip will be assigned in advance. Please come prepared for discussion!

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