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Event Name:Anti-Racist Policies and Procedures – How to Build and Maintain an Anti-Racist Organizational Culture
Competency:Management, Diversity, and Policies and Procedures
Description:Education and training around anti-racism helps individuals to see inequity and injustice as they persist in our history, interactions, and workplaces. Once we recognize these realities on a structural level, what can we do organizationally to actively engage in anti-racism? Analyzing the internal policies and procedures of your organization is a significant action step towards creating a more just and equitable workplace.

Participants will engage in conversations around the historical legacies of racist workplace policies and their impact on the organizational environment. They will then explore anti-racist policy and procedure analysis through lecture, activities, and discussions. Upon completing this workshop participants will have an increased understanding of how racist policies operate on an institutional level and will have learned skills to analyze their own organization through an anti-racist lens. Participants will also receive best practices and strategies to assist with their engagement of anti-racist policy and procedure analysis.
Learning Objectives:
  • Explore components of an Anti-Racist workplace/organization
  • Examine resources for conducting an Anti-Racist organizational audit
  • Engage with some key strategies and best practices for defining an Anti-Racist culture

Vania Sherepita is a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) Specialist at the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. As a believer in social justice and equity for all, she has committed herself to maintaining a lens of empathy while seeking out the common ground where diverse communities can meet and mutually understand each other through passionate storytelling and compassionate listening. While working with organizations such as Human Rights Campaign, American Civil Liberties Union, and Equality Ohio, she has utilized emotional intelligence, social perceptiveness, and a stance of sincere vulnerability to negotiate, work with, and act as liaison between people of diverse backgrounds and differing opinions. As a JEDI Specialist at the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, she combines her passionate commitment to this work with her professional background in Consulting and Learning & Development (and just a pinch of on-stage experience) to facilitate workshops on creating and maintaining diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace climates.

Mannie Brown, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant, SHIFT Consulting Team, The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
In this role, they focus on the development, design, implementation, and delivery of Diversity Center programs for professionals throughout Northeast Ohio. They assist organizations in fostering inclusion in the workplace, so that all employees are connected, respected and valued for their individual and collective differences.
With an emphasis on empathy and mindfulness, Mannie is passionate about LGBTQ+ rights and experiences. They focus on debunking myths around privilege and oppression in connection to all forms of socialized and internalized identity.
Event Date:7/29/2021
Event Time:9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern
Location:Online via Zoom
Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
Details:Who Should Attend:  Anyone interested in learning more about anti-racism in policies and procedures
Competency: Management, Human Capital Management, Diversity, and Policies and Procedures

Non-Member Cost:      $55
NEO-RLS Bronze Member/
NORWELD, SERLS, SWON Member Cost:  $40
NEO-RLS Silver Member Cost:  $25
NEO-RLS Gold Member Cost:    FREE

This event will not be recorded.  This is the policy of the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio and also helps to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of those engaged in the discussion.  Please do not register if you are unable to attend at the time of the Zoom session.

This event is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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