Webinar - From Ideas to Actions: Ten Strategies to Increase Belonging, Inclusion and Equity

  • Wed, August 05, 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Webinar


  • Free for Chapter Members

Registration is closed

From Ideas to Actions is an intermediate/advanced workshop designed for those who have had some type of education around building inclusion/equity.  In this session we will take key concepts from the field of diversity/inclusion/equity and will explore a variety of implementable strategies that can help participants invest in taking those concepts from theories, and turning them into practices. Please note if you have not had prior education on the topic, we highly recommend you attend "Through the Looking Glass," as this session will be built upon the topics covered during that session.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Name bias and dehumanizing practices effectively: Identifying common misdiagnoses, & how to avoid them
  • Identify some of first steps and skills needed to become an ally to others (to become capacity builders for social change)
  • Develop a tool-belt of basic strategies to empower change

(R)EVOLVE will break their content into two super exciting, informative and engaging 1-hour webinars.  The first session is a great primer, to build a foundation of understanding for the field of equity/diversity/inclusion (EDI).  Anyone is welcome to attend this session.  The second session is designed to help participants move from "understanding" to "implementing."  If you have previously trained on (EDI) work, this intermediate/advanced session is a good fit.  If you've not, simply attend the first session and you'll be ready to go!

Upon registration you will be emailed call details and access information.

About the Speakers:

Janelle Williams Melendrez, M.S.

Janelle Williams Melendrez has conducted anti-bias, inter\intra-group relations building, unconscious bias, cultural proficiency, and team building training with thousands of participants. Over the span of more than two decades, she has facilitated workshops to participants from college and university settings, K-12 institutions, community organizations, non-profit groups, social service agencies, and law enforcement professionals. Ms. Williams Melendrez has a Master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis in multiculturalism and cross-cultural education.  Ms. Williams Melendrez currently serves as the Acting Executive Director of Employee Equity, Inclusion, and Professional Development at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA. She is a respected educator, professional developer, and conference speaker.

Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, M.A.

Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, M.A. has been director of We End Violence, a violence prevention social business for ten years.  He also served four years as president of the San Diego Domestic Violence Council, a county-wide cross-sector collaborative body. For the past eighteen years, Jeff has worked as an activist, organizer, and public speaker, providing keynotes, consultation, and workshops/trainings in the fields of sexual violence, stereotypes/bias, masculinity, popular culture, relationship violence, diversity & inclusion, violence prevention, gender normativity, stalking, bullying, working in alliances, feminist thought, collaboration, and the intersectionality of oppression.  Jeff is an award winning adjunct faculty member at Southwestern College, teaches a course on Popular Culture and Identity at San Diego State University, and was a spaker at Pasadena TEDx 2018.

Note to registrants:  This webinar may be recorded for chapter marketing purposes.

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