How to Not: A Counter-Strategy for Racial Equity in Meritocracies Without Merit
A certain tediousness and inflexible order exists in the realm of DEI. In learning the skills and spending the hours necessary to fill their roles, many DEI professionals find themselves compromising to a point of unrecognizability, asking themselves, "Is this what I really signed up for?” When the instruments and contexts of DEI maintain their demands, especially the ones without merit, how do you Not?
Most theories, models and settings of “change” are often saturated in ideologies of whiteness, which have little capacity for racial equity. We propose a model and method of infusing these sites with the soul and spirit of liberation to produce more equitable outcomes for our constituents and greater peace for ourselves. This 5-part interactive, tribe-building series will be a validating, affirming and hopefully freeing space for those wrestling with the frustrat(ed)(ing), standard models of DEI work.
Consider. Most courses offer concepts in discrete units. This week we'll talk about gender in DEI, next week we'll talk about the history of race... as if the two were unrelated. Our approach takes a family of topics, explores them in relation to one another, and then takes the concepts and conversations deeper in subsequent turns. It's not a circle model. It's a corkscrew approach.
In this series, we'll explore: - Professional Community - Well-Being - Differentiation - Discovery - Living Your Purpose - Starting from Your Corner - Transforming Models to Transform Work
Veteran teachers. Master facilitators. Life-long equity champions. Incredible friends. You'll be in good company.
Krischanna is an award-winning racial strategist and leader of Collabovate Consulting where she collaborates to elevate large and small organizations who desire an inclusion first approach for systemic racial and cultural transformation. She is a highly skilled facilitator and educator on the social construction of race, culture, and education. Krischanna has a BA in business management and a master's degree in education with a focus on diversity and equity. A proud native New Yorker (Brooklynite) who loves a great pizza debate, especially from those Chicago folks.
An immigrant, activist anthropologist, Marcus Moore is German-born and Georgia-raised. A Black, story-telling teacher, his energies feed a clearly stated purpose – to know freedom and to teach freedom. In his first career, taught college, high-school and middle school classes. Now he uses the techniques that made concepts digestable and kept tweenage attention to coach individuals and organizations to accelerate the movement toward racial equity. He’s a highly-skilled facilitator and master teacher. Creative to the core, he finds new ways to share established ideas and add to those catalogs. He’s also a demanding spades partner.