Alexis James will provide NEOEDD’s next diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) events:
White “Allyship” Roundtable and Training on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cook Memorial Library, 2006 4th St. in La Grande. Register for the Roundtable ($25, which includes lunch) here.
Oregon Humanities Conversation Project entitled “White Allyship in Close-Knit Communities” at 6 p.m. at the Cook Memorial Library, 2006 4th St. in La Grande. The Conversation Project is free and open to the public. (see separate event)
Description for Roundtable
As champions of social justice and practicing white allies, we have a responsibility to take a deeper look at how dominant culture and exclusion shows up in our organizations. In this session we will unpack the concepts of whiteness and white fragility, while building practical skills to effectively interrupt exclusionary practices when they show up in our work and workplaces and continue our journey to allyship.
*Build shared context and definitions;
*Learn practical tools and approaches; and
*Normalize the act of interrupting white supremacy when it shows up in our work.
Alexis James is a longtime educator and innovator. She supports organizations and individuals in activating contemporary responses to leadership development and employee needs through training, coaching, and team building. As a former classroom teacher, she is an engaging and empathetic trainer at meetings, board trainings, and mediations.
This programming provided with assistance from Oregon Humanities, Oregon Community Foundation, and Meyer Memorial Trust