There is much to learn about equity in education, the workforce, and in our communities. We are each on a journey of discovery, and here we share resources from our journey to help others on theirs.
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Questions and Answers
Navigating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) can be challenging. Helping ourselves and others to understand DEI topics can be even more challenging. That’s why we’ve created a Q&A section to help! Many of our answers include short, and succinct illustrative animation videos. Let us know what you think, how you use these resources, and submit any questions you’d like answered.
Equality is when everyone gets the same, but equality isn’t reality. Equity compensates for systemic inequalities. It is an explicit effort to level the playing field with the goal of reaching equality. Watch this illustrative explanation video to learn more.
Language changes. It is important to keep learning key terms and evolving our vocabulary so that we can contribute to a more kind and inclusive world.
In theory, diversity is the inclusion of different types of people in a group or organization. However simply inviting people in, isn’t inclusion. Watch this illustrative explanation video to learn the difference.
When we listen, we are more likely to learn about others’ experiences and increase our understanding of the need for equity and justice. In this post, I channel Wonder Woman as an inspiration for using our power for good, listening to others’ needs, and being brave and courageous in taking bold steps toward change. You’ll learn the three levels of listening and a helpful acrostic for practicing excellent listening skills.
I’m in the business of change. Whether that is changing hearts and minds or complex institutional systems, change is at the core of everything I do and believe. However, just like every other human brain, my brain is not immune to bias and often cues beliefs opposite to the hope for change. In this post, I share a story from a client engagement that I recall as often as necessary to remind myself that people can change, no matter how challenging they might be. The post is summed up by five takeaways and strategies, with a fun, bonus pop culture reference that involves a shark. Swish swish! Read on to understand what that means.