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Inclusion and Belonging: An Interactive Discussion of DEI

Dates:August 10, 2024
Meets:One Sat., 1-4PM 08/10 (MT)
Location:Colorado Free University in Lowry.
Cost: $61.00

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When it comes to culture, we tend to think of race or ethnicity, but culture is composed of so much more. This workshop invites you to reflect on your own culture and share with others in a conversation intended to build self-awareness, humility, and historical and societal context for our own identities. Contrary to common myths, the fundamental principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) include everyone, regardless of who they are. We'll talk about the assumptions we make based on identities and examine stereotypes and microaggressions in an environment free from blame, guilt, and shame. After establishing that we all have many identities, we will explore how the power and privilege intrinsic to our identities can cause varying barriers from and access to opportunities. In the final part of the workshop, we'll discuss "aware allyship". Join us for a conversation that has the potential to enlighten you and inspire your journey toward awareness, compassion, and change.

Timniyha Owens (they/them/theirs) is an experienced community leader and inclusion consultant who currently serves as the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist at the Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT). In 2022, Timnyha received a Public Service Recognition Award modeling of inclusion at OIT, and was honored in 2023 by the Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce as one of its 2023 40 Under 40 Business Leaders.
Fee: $61.00

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Colorado Free University in Lowry.

CFU is at 7653 E 1st Pl. Denver, CO 80230 (NE corner of Red Cross Way & 1st Pl). From 1st Ave and Quebec St, head east on 1st Ave to the stop sign at Roslyn St. Make a left on Roslyn and then a quick right on 1st Pl, heading east 2.5 blocks (past Red Cross Way) as the parking lot is on the east side of the building. Turn left into the parking lot, once in the lot we are on your left in the 2-story light tan brick building with red tiled roof. If you hit Spruce Street you've gone too far.