Intersectional Learning Series
The Intersectional Learning Series is designed to help deepen practitioners’ understanding of, and competency in, key aspects of identity and equity, through curated programs by DEI leaders, both in and out of the corporate space. Racial equity is the foundation of this highly intersectional program. By meeting the needs of DEI practitioners for resources, critical frameworks, and communities of practice, both within and among companies, we know that we will be able to accelerate change and optimize and build the relationships among the functions in the company that focus on people.
The series takes place every Wednesday, from 3-4pm ET/ 12-1pm PT, beginning Wednesday, May 4, and ending on Wednesday, June 29th.
Register in advance. Please note, you will need to register for each session individually.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 3-4pm ET/ 12-1pm PT – Read more
Building Allyship, Building Action: Strengthening Nonbinary Workplace Inclusion
Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 3-4pm ET/ 12-1pm PT – Read more
Bringing your Whole Self to Work: Unpacking Covering & Intersectionality in the Workplace
“Bring your whole self to work” is a phrase you’ve likely heard time and again in DEI spaces. But what does it really mean in practice? Join Out & Equal’s Senior Director of Learning and Development, Isabel Porras, to learn how to turn this vague call to action into a real, tangible practice. The secret? It starts with learning more about our identities, and the ways they interact with the spaces and people around us. Practitioners will develop a greater understanding of their own dimensions of diversity, learn what “intersectionality” is, and expand their own change-making capacities through interactive and dynamic group exercises. Participants will also learn how to start facilitating these conversations internally, so that everyone feels empowered to bring their whole selves to work!
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 3-4pm ET/ 12-1pm PT – Read more
The Wake Up: How to Create Real DEI Transformation, A Conversation with Author, Michelle MiJung Kim, and Michelle Meow
As practitioners in the DEI space, we know that achieving lasting DEI change is hard work. You’ve probably had a conversation with someone who says, “I really want to be a good ally, but…” That “but” often leads to fears about saying or doing the wrong thing, or not doing or knowing enough to make a big impact. How can you respond in a way that supports, educates, and inspires that person to overcome their fear or insecurity and take action? Michelle Mijung Kim, CEO and Co-Founder of Awaken, and author of “The Wake Up: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change,” has answers.
Join Michelle Meow (Producer and Host of the Michelle Meow Show) and Michelle MiJung Kim for a deep dive into what it takes to go beyond performative allyship to enact real transformation within ourselves and our organizations. Through her four key principles (grounding, orienting, showing up, and moving together) Michelle MiJung Kim will not only build up your own capacity for change-making, but give you the tools to inspire others to act, too.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 3-4pm ET/ 12-1pm PT – Register here
Getting Smarter: The Importance of Learning and Sharing Inclusive LGBTQ+ History, with Blair Imani
Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 3-4pm ET/ 12-1pm PT – Register here
Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace, with Minda Harts
Marginalization at work can take a toll on our productivty, sense of belonging, and trust in our voices and capacity. In short, marginalization can be exhausting, and it often leads to burnout. How can we break this cycle? Join author, speaker, and founder of The Memo LLC, Minda Harts, as she helps us answer this question. This session is for anyone who has felt isolated—in any way, shape or form—in the workplace, and for anyone trying to make sure no one feels this way in the workplace! Based on her new book, Right Within, Harts helps us understand how to begin strengthening our resolve and begin finding our voices in difficult situations. By the end of this talk, we will be equipped with the tools to not only heal ourselves but heal the workplace as well.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 3-4pm ET/ 12-1pm PT – Register here
Creating an Inclusion Revolution: Best Practices for Dismantling Racial Inequality in the Workplace, with Daisy Auger-Dominguez
As the field of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion continues to evolve, practitioners continue to face questions about the impact of this work. Do ‘diversity trainings’ actually work? Are our programs making a tangible impact? What’s wrong with establishing a “colorblind” workplace culture? In short, how do we produce real change? To help answer these questions, we’ve invited an expert in dynamic, executive leadership: Daisy Auger-Domínguez, Chief People Officer at Vice Media, and author of the book, “Inclusion Revolution: The Essential Guide to Dismantling Racial Inequity in the Workplace.” In this pre-recorded talk, Auger-Domínguez gives us frank answers to why popular efforts fail, and shares the definitive roadmap for revolution through her dynamic step-by-step process: Reflect, Visualize, Act, and Persist. She also offers a blueprint for creating real, lasting change in our organizations.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 3-4pm ET/ 12-1pm PT – Register here
Storytelling for Community: Finding Strength and Connection through Authenticity and Intersectionality, a Fireside Chat with Chella Man
Chella Man is a storyteller. He is also a Deaf, trans, Jewish, and Chinese person making waves with his openness and authenticity through his art, writing, performance, and more. In this fireside chat audience members will not only have an opportunity to hear Chella Man is a storyteller. He is also a Deaf, trans, Jewish, and Chinese person making waves with his openness and authenticity through his art, writing, performance, and more. In conversation with Out & Equal’s Learning & Development Manager Rebecca York, Chella Man will deep-dive into the importance and fluidity of labels, the pressure to prioritize identities in a “single-issue” world, what parents can do to support their LGBTQ+ children, and more.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 3-4pm ET/ 12-1pm PT – Register here
Beyond the Binary: Deepening Our Understandings of Gender-Inclusive Action and Accountability
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 3-4pm ET/ 12-1pm PT – Register here
Empowering Differences: Allyship at the Intersection of Race and Gender, with Ashley T. Brundage