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2020 Year in Review

2020: Year in Review

2020. Four syllables and no context, and there is an almost implicit understanding and collective sigh about the associated challenges of the year. In this year-in-review post, I reflect on 2020, recap the numbers, capture the highlights I’m celebrating, and countdown the top read posts.

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Can we please cancel “cancel culture?”

Call-out and cancel culture is the dark side of the social justice movement. It is toxic, unproductive, and an inefficient form of activism, twisting learning opportunities into performative battles. Even in the face of the incomprehensible, we can call people IN. In this post, I offer encouragement to operate from a place of kindness and inclusivity, and tips on how to do so.

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Recommended Articles + Tips for Action

Three thoughtful and interesting articles related to diversity, equity, and inclusion have come across my feeds this week, and I wanted to share them with you with some tips on how to process them and make them learning tools for you and your colleagues.

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Say their name (and say it correctly)

Have you ever found out that you had consistently mispronounced someone’s name and were shocked and embarrassed when you finally found out? This happened to me recently with a friend, and it reminded me of an exchange with my mother when I was about 18. Saying someone’s name and saying it correctly is important to building inclusive environments. In this post, I’ll share a story and leave you with some strategies.

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Call Bias Busters Podcast and Column

Call Bias Busters Podcast

I am currently working on my first season of the Call Bias Busters podcast, coming in 2021, and I need your help! There are three ways to get involved.

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How Learning Happens

How Learning Happens

We are developing a course on our Elevate Inclusion network entitled “How Learning Happens.” Check out a preview of the course in the gallery below, and join our mailing list and network so you’ll know once the course is live! 

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