Exploring Power, Privilege, and Tools for Change
June 12, 13 & 14
1:00pm to 5:00pm
9:00am to 5:00pm
9:00am to 5:00pm
5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR
Registration includes materials and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday
This course engages environmental leaders with a thirst for bringing their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion change work to the next level. This program is ideal for individuals at the intermediate level of understanding barriers to inclusion and equity, and who seek to refine their skills at approaching the work as well as wish to develop new tools for identifying action-based solutions at the movement wide, organizational, and individual levels. Participants can expect to go into a deep exploration of their individual lenses and filters, and to bravely examine the role of power and privilege in their lives, their work, and in the larger environmental movement. More information about the program.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register or with questions you may have about the training.
What are past course participants saying?
“My eyes have been opened to a great many things that my privilege and power have kept me from seeing, much less acknowledging or addressing. No more. Where I take it from here, I know, is up to me. The tools (some of them) and perspectives are now in front of me. So thank you for helping me see what I badly needed to see. I will never be the same.”
“The experience came at a moment I describe as the worst of my working life and provided me with beauty, love, and new inspiration for my work. It gave me a long-term focus that makes immediate challenges less disabling. I am more grateful to have been a part of, and more proud to be associated with this experience than any other educational experience in my career. It is among the top 5 experiences of my working life.”
“For me this retreat helped me to underscore the important role I play in advocating for our diversity and inclusion initiative. As someone who at least looks like the dominant group at our organization and as a senior manager, I have influence I can use to advance our cause.”
About the Center for Diversity & the Environment
We harness the power of racial & ethnic diversity to transform the U.S. environmental movement by developing leaders, catalyzing change within institutions, and building alliances.