Equity Not Diversity

919 S. 9th St., Tacoma, WA, 98405

Saturday March 23rd 2019 8:30 am –  12:30 pm

Equity Not Diversity: Engaging in and Leading Anti-Oppression Work in Education and Organizations

4-hour Saturday Seminar by Amber Kim, Ph.D.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. These are current buzz words in education and beyond but we must ask:

  • When are Diversity initiatives harmful?
  • Why is Inclusivity not enough?
  • What does Equity work look, sound, and feel like?

In this four-hour seminar, grow your awareness and skills to shift your work from "Non" oppressive to "Anti" oppressive. You will:

  • Explore identities and biases that deeply impact your work with colleagues and those we serve.
  • Wrestle with present-day examples of racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, cis-sexism, etc. in education. 
  • Practice responding to and redressing these -isms in your context. 

This half-day experience uses engaging videos, provocative readings, hands-on activities, and SRI protocols so that you will leave with:

  1. The ability to articulate the differences between diversity, inclusion, and equity work
  2. A vocabulary of anti-oppression
  3. An exploration of socio-cultural identities  
  4. An in-depth examination of overt and hidden oppression in schools and orgs
  5. Tools and resources to threaten the existence of injustice in your spaces
  6. The desire and skills to engage in and lead anti-oppression work 


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919 S. 9th St., Tacoma, WA, 98405

Hosted by Foundation for Tacoma Students

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