Where “Diversity Training” Goes Wrong

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1. How will we get the “right” participants in the room?

2. How will you incorporate an intersectional approach to privilege and oppression?

3. How will you ensure that learning will not happen on the backs of people of color or other marginalized groups?

4. How will this training invite people to a brave learning and action space that isn’t rooted in shame?

5. How will you balance self-reflection/emotional work and content/new learning?

6. Will trainings be led by multiracial co-facilitation teams when the group is multiracial?

7. What knowledge and skills do the facilitators bring to the table?

8. How will the experiences of Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other people of color in the United States be included?

9. How does training fit within your theory of change?

10. How will we build and sustain an ongoing community of social justice leaders?

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Co-Founder of https://www.justiceleaderscollaborative.com/, Author of Those Kids, Our Schools & Race Dialogues, Mother of 3

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