Webinar: A Discussion About Race, Part 3 - A Historical Analysis
This workshop is the third in a series of three. Each session includes a combination of dialogue, facilitator-led discussion and group participation. Registrants are strongly encouraged to participate in all three sessions. We welcome individuals, work teams and/or your entire staff to attend. There has never been a more relevant time to help individuals and organizations strengthen their understanding around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Part 3 ? A Historical Analysis - This workshop examines history, both nationally and locally, through an equity lens. It specifically examines how our past directly contributes to how we live today. In this session we'll probe the following aspects of history:
- Large Scale Social Stimulus Initiatives
- Neighborhood and Housing Policies & Practices
- Contemporary thoughts and beliefs in relation to our past.
- June 16, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Building a Better Understanding
- June 18, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Operationalizing Equity
Stephenie K. Smith, MSW is co-founder and managing partner of Sophic Solutions. She is a lead authority on operationalizing equity, executive project management, organizational structure & design and operations improvement, and serves as a key community leader throughout the entire Kansas City region. With over 20 years' experience, Stephenie has leveraged her social work background to explicitly focus on the effects of poverty and oppression. In so doing, community revitalization, change management and diversity, equity & inclusion have taken center stage.
Dr. Rodney D. Smith is co-founder and managing partner of Sophic Solutions. He is a lead authority on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Over the course of a 25-year career his scholarly interests have taken aim at the implications of race and racism in American society. Dr. Smith recently wrote and published Are We Really Crabs in a Barrel: The Truth and Other Insights About the African American Community as well as a chapter in an anthology entitled The Trayvon Martin in Us: An American Tragedy.