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West Wind Education Policy and the Creative Corridor Center for Equity Announce the Iowa Conference on Diversity Trainings

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West Wind Education Policy and the Creative Corridor Center for Equity (C3E) will host the virtual Iowa Conference on Diversity Trainings on July 14, 2021, from 12:30-4:30 pm. The conference will engage participants in discussions of ways to provide trainings and lead systemic change initiatives, in light of the new state law that addresses the scope of diversity trainings.

The conference is not designed to provide legal advice but rather is an opportunity for colleagues from PK-12 education, higher education, human and social services, public health and health care, philanthropy, nonprofits, government agencies — truly anyone who sponsors, delivers, or researches diversity trainings — to share insights, strategize, and collaborate to keep equity at the center of our work.

As we plan for continuing work to support and strengthen our communities, we hope to nurture relationships among providers, researchers, communities, schools, and organizations. We believe that we are stronger together and invite you to join us in these conversations this July.

REGISTRATION

Registration for the event is currently open.

Register early BY June 16 to get your ticket at the early bird registration fee of $50.00 until June 16, 2021.

General registration tickets for $65.00 will be available until July 7.

If you would like information about scholarships, please reach out to circe@westwinded.com.s currently open.

Click here to register: HTTP://bit.ly/WWEPIACONF

INFORMATION

For more information about this conference, please visit West Wind’s website page, Iowa Conference on Diversity Trainings.

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., and Racial Justice Advocates Through the Years

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., and Racial Justice Advocates Through the Years

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MLK quotation and nine pics of racial equity activists.

To honor Dr. King’s place in history and to acknowledge those who have worked and who continue to work toward racial justice, we are pleased to share these images of activists who inspire us. 

You will notice that some of these images are of leaders who clashed with Dr. King; others are of leaders who never met him. It is important to acknowledge the diversity of philosophies that have guided actions across the years toward the pursuit of racial justice, just as it is important to find ourselves within the legacy of struggle for civil and human rights. We have so much to learn!  Continue reading “Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., and Racial Justice Advocates Through the Years”

The Burden

The Burden

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Last weekend I was reminded of the care and caution needed with raising young Black men.

My sons have been involved with a local Boy Scout troop for the last five years.  My eldest joined the scout troop at the beginning of sixth grade and my younger two sons followed suit.  Up to this point, I’ve never felt they were looked at or treated differently based on their race.  Until last Sunday. Continue reading “The Burden”

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