From Transactional to Transformational
Exploring How a Relational Approach to Justice, Equity, Diversity Inclusion (JEDI) Can Create Lasting Impact
April 23, 2022, 11 am to 2 pm US ET
Featuring Eric Dozier, musician, cultural activist, and anti-racism educator, and Homa Tavangar, co-founder of The Big Questions Institute.
The BIG Question
How can we reimagine justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in our schools?
During this time of monumental fracture of structures and systems, how might school leaders approach vital priorities toward equity and inclusion in a way that creates lasting change?
How might we recognize “transactional” approaches, and disrupt quick fixes with more “relational” initiatives?
As exhausting as the past two years have been, how do we build the stamina to maintain commitment, stay on track, meet goals, and create new, ambitious equity outcomes?
Amidst growing “cancel culture” and calling out, what does it mean to call in and call up, and how can these practices help build cultures of trust and equity?
Join Eric Dozier and Homa Tavangar for a learning journey that confronts challenging questions, even as we experience the joy in justice. From Transaction to Transformational will help participants recognize and build the skills needed to seed a “relational” approach to equity and inclusion - beyond the checklist, the lofty equity statement, and the well-intentioned book club.
Bring your particular challenges, learn in community, and leave with energy to make “good trouble.”
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Here are some of the take-aways you can expect from this three-hour workshop:
Build some of the learning postures and stamina needed to engage in JEDI work over the long-haul.
Start to visualize and articulate ways your school might move beyond a lofty diversity and inclusion statement toward more meaningful action.
Create a bridge between transactional fixes and relational efforts, so that small steps can create impact, and you have the courage and knowledge base to take equity leaps.
Build racial literacy beyond the dictionary definitions of common terms and use these words in everyday conversations.
Recognize and disrupt bias that shows up in language, decision-making, and school culture.
Co-Presenters Eric Dozier and Homa Tavangar
Eric Dozier is a musician, cultural activist, and anti-racism educator who uses music to engage communities in dialogue about racism. He is a founding faculty member at the Episcopal School of Nashville. Eric serves as a Museum Educator for the forthcoming National Museum of African American Music to be built in Nashville, TN and has recently launched the Young People's Freedom Song Initiative. Together with Homa Tavangar, Eric is co-founder of OnenessLab. He has served as the musical director for the World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir, the award winning Children’s Theatre Company of NYC, and has been a featured artist at the United Nations. He is a graduate of Duke University and Duke Divinity School and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of Tasmania. Learn more about Eric’s work at www.ericdozier.com
Homa Tavangar is the co-founder of the Big Questions Institute, and you can find out more about her background here.
Join us for this intensive, three-hour dive into deepening your work around justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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