September 26, 2019: Register
Date for the October, November and December webinars will be announced shortly.
Acknowledging the Past, Reimagining the Future
Past LWVUS President Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins presented this webinar speaking about the corageous and often overlooked women of color, and how we can move forward to actualize our values as individuals and as an organization.
Making a Personal DEI Commitment
July 25, 2019
This webinar explored how each of us should make a personal commitment to DEI and use it to enhance our League work in this area. The webinar provided resources for doing so and all participants were asked to commit to doing at least one thing over the next six months.
June 27, 2019
This webinar explored the concept of a DEI lens, how to view your League work through it, and how to expand that work to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Examples were provided on mission impact work through a DEI lens.
May 24, 2019
This webinar was presented by Dr. Cori Wong.
Dr. Cori Wong serves as Assistant Vice President for Gender Equity in the Office of the Vice President for Diversity at Colorado State University and Director of the Women & Gender Collaborative, a presidential initiative to improve the campus culture and climate around gender. Passionate about intersectional feminism as a means for liberation and political transformation, Dr. Wong centers education, critical reflection, and dialogue across difference as strategies for individuals, groups, and organizations to create supportive and inclusive cultures where all people can thrive. She demonstrates that when done well, the work to get there can be as fun and exciting as it is important and challenging.
The Power of Words and Common Definitions
April 25, 2019
Using our DEI policy and our definitions of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion this webinar covered the words we use in our DEI work and their meaning. We discussed the importance of knowing what specific words mean and when to use them and how similar words have important distinctions.
The Danger of a Single Story and Calling In
March 28, 2019
This webinar covered Chimamanda Adichie's The Danger of a Single Story TED Talk with discussion on how the single stories we hold can impact how we welcome others and build relationships in all aspects of life, including our League work. The concept of "calling in" was presented and LWV staff facilitators and participants on the webinar shared thoughts and suggestions.
Advancing the League’s Goal to Increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Action
October 30, 2018
Led by Diversity Dimensions Consulting, LLC—a Washington, D.C. based company that provides effective solutions to individuals and organizations seeking to harness the power of diversity and inclusion—this session put DEI principles into action to increase the League’s social impact work in communities across the nation.
The following videos were sent to registrants to view before the webinar:
- Lillian Medville. “Your Privilege Is Showing.” TEDx Beacon Street (13:26). Jan 31, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4b_ojKx6UI
- Peggy McIntosh. “How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion.” at TEDx Timberlane Schools.YouTube video (18:26). Nov 5, 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-BY9UEewHw
- Tricia Rose, Ph.D. “Tricia Rose - Pain, Passion, and Possibility: Learning from Difficult Subjects.” YouTube video. 12:12. July 7, 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exwvmXkKa9Q&feature=share
DEI Resources and Tools:
- Slides From the Webinar
- Just By Looking At Me Exercise
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy
- DEI Definitions
- Continued Learning Resources
- Materials Related to the Convention Training
Please contact [email protected] with any questions or requests for more information.