PROUD TO WORK - FEBRUARY 26, 2020

THE QUEER AGENDA: BEING ANTI-RACIST

There are way too many systems that present barriers to the intersections of being LGTBQ and our cultural backgrounds and race. Committing to equity means dismantling policies to create an anti-racist culture at work. We’re kicking off Proud to Work ’21 programming by digging into systems that create unfair environments, how others are undoing destructive workspace systems, and ideation on strategies that will permanently remove racist policies from our workspaces.

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We’ll start streaming at 10:00 CST and the courses will be available for you in the online community. To get started with your membership—or register if you’re already a member—please click below. We’re excited to have you on this journey with us! 

Discussion Topics

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Sustaining Your Anti-Racist Self

What happens to our minds and bodies as we are engaging in anti-racism work? Think about microaggressions, and how over time they wear us down, taking away energy that we so greatly need to play an active role in how we establish anti-racist practices at work.

Reparations in the Workplace

While the concept of being able to thrive at work seems simple enough, we are often not equipped with what we need to be comfortable stating what we want. Rox leads you through the steps to develop collective courage in your workspace with tactics you can start right away.

Claiming Space Without Fear

Leaders that actively claim their space and profess their identities are well-positioned to build platforms for themselves and others to be anti-racist. Dr. Irving will discuss how we can overcome the fear associated with bold leadership while attendees reflect on moments both big and small where they have the opportunity to build anti-racist organizations.

CAMILLE CYPRIAN

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Camille is the Founder and Healer in Residence of Centered Spaces LLC. A container of healing justice practitioners rooted in Transformative Praxis™, a framework that she developed, which incorporates intersectional healing justice into the every-day work of social change.

DR. MERRILL IRVING

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Dr. Irving is the fourth president of Hennepin Technical College (HTC). He is a visionary leader with an accomplished record of serving diverse learning communities and championing underserved and nontraditional students. He and his husband have lived across the country and are happy to call Minneapolis their home.

ROXANNE ANDERSON

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Community organizer, social justice leader and advocate, entrepreneur, transgender activist; Rox is a powerhouse in our community. They co-founded RARE productions and serves as the director of the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition and a member of the City of Minneapolis Trans Equity Workgroup

WAIT. YOU HAVEN'T HEARD?

WAIT. YOU HAVEN'T HEARD?

Work had started back in 2019 to get a plan together for the Proud to Work (aka PTW) conference in June ’20. And then? Pandemic. Read more about taking PTW online by clicking here. 

Ready to Begin?

All levels of engagement offer opportunities to bring you and your team closer to a welcoming, safe, and inclusive space for everyone LGBTQ. Membership starts at $7500 with pricing available for nonprofits and government organizations. We have individual membership options, too. Drop us a line, let’s get you started.