SO(u)LED OUT! "Yeah, I Said It: DEI is Dead." Monthly Listening Circle, March 22, 2022
Each month, The Equity Consortium invites you to a mixed company listening circle. The world is inside out and upside down: It's time to find your new normal.
After decades of learning new terminology, scholarly work, attending workshops, completing surveys, and checking mandatory boxes, the change we demand has yet to be institutionalized. On every imaginable metric, progress remains elusive. Why?! At a certain point, cognitive dissonance applies - how many more decades must we try the same approach yielding the same results? The current structure leaves organizations defining their own ailment and specialist: Power. Equity advocates and professionals suffer from the "one-soldier-at-a-time" approach (isolation), presumption of incompetence, and too often leaving the battlefield wounded and alone: No power. The time has arrived: we must rebalance power and re-define strategies that result in substantive change.
How do we re-balance power to the hands of those with compassion? How do we move beyond theory and words into practice and process, and do so joyfully? Join us as we celebrate what we know, and the birth of the Future of Equity. You are not alone.
We like using Google Meet so far (except for the one time...) Once registered, we send you a Google Meet link. You don't need a Google account (phone in also welcome) and participation is secure and will not be recorded. Please prepare a virtual space that is private and without distraction as possible. We love your children and animals so no stress, fam.