Planting, Growing, and Cultivating the Seeds for Racial Justice

February 9, 16, and 23
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mankato, MN and virtual

This three-part series is an organizational professional development model that will address diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that shape policy and practice. This work will help build, sustain, and transform organizational culture that puts action to racial equity goals and statements. Participants will leave equipped to use an action research framework which includes skills to identify, discuss, and address organizational problems of practice.

February 9: Getting the Language Right

Words matter- this training will focus on equity-related language, concepts, framing, and preparation for building a diversity, equity, and inclusion landscape.

Location: In-person AND virtual.

February 16: Growing Beyond Performative Inclusivity

Performative work are those acts that acknowledge harm without action, reaffirm what is untrue without change. In this session, we will uproot pejorative processes that are being incorrectly used as inclusive practices.

Location: In-person AND virtual

February 23: Cultivating Racial Justice

Racial Equity Advocates Design with a problem of practices – advocacy is the content. This part of this series will cover how advocacy works and describe how we have used advocacy within our own work at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Participants will also discuss how to build community amid multiple pandemics. This session will also explore implicit association and use it as a grounding and outcome by defining and breaking down the term community. Lastly, participants will be introduced to Participatory Action Research and how it works within the context of racial advocacy.

Location: Virtual

Cost

$250 per person or $1000 per team/group of 5. 

Questions?

Contact workforce@mnsu.edu or call 507-389-1094

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