Equity matters. Now more than ever. We stand at a critical crossroads. The current global crises have laid bare painful inequities we can no longer afford to ignore. And yet, if we have the courage to face those inequities head on, humanity has the potential to create a world grounded in principles of justice, equality, and the right of every human being to live with peace, prosperity, and self-determination.
Embracing Anti-Racism and Social Justice is a highly engaging, interactive experience for individuals at various stages on their journey towards becoming true JEDI’s. We each have the potential to be a voice of change, as we strive to become social justice warriors. When we are willing to engage in the difficult (and sometimes messy) work of confronting reality, within ourselves and in the world around us, we can help to dismantle both our own internalized biases, and the systems and structures that perpetuate inequity across the globe.
Becoming a JEDI is a journey. This program is here to support you along the way.
This program will support you as you
Prior to the start of the program, you will complete an Anti-Racism and Social Justice assessment to determine your initial familiarity with topic, and your level of comfort with being uncomfortable. Upon completion, you will complete a similar assessment that will allow you to gauge your own growth and development.
Through this program you will explore the many layers of inequity and oppression from the inside-out and outside-in:
In addition, you will look at the history and context of how we got to where are today, explore the concept of allyship, and identify the part you can play in moving the needle towards a kinder and gentler world.
In addition to the workshop sessions, you will:
The program is conceived and facilitated by a team of passionate, committed practitioners who represent diverse race, gender, ethnic, and orientation identities. They bring an interdisciplinary perspective, and draw on their training and expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion, leadership, sociology, organizational development, coaching, counseling, creativity and innovation, pedagogy, neuroscience, and mindfulness. It employs a variety of methodologies designed to engage individuals with diverse learning styles, and to create sustainable change that becomes integrated into the fabric of your life, including direct instruction, experiential activities, large and small group discussions, peer-to-peer learning, readings, podcasts and videos, and participant-led programming.
9 x 120 minutes Virtual sessions (18 Total Hours)
A description of each session is shared below:
Session 1: Set the Stage
Session 2: The Individual
Session 3: The Individual 2.0
Session 4: The Interpersonal and the Social
Session 5: Institutional
Session 6: Institutional 2.0
Session 7: Taking it Global
Session 8: Bringing it all Back Home
Session 9: Organizational
Passionate about guiding individuals to a deeper sense of purpose, and to higher levels of creativity, engagement and inspired action, Gina Paigen, PCC, CPCC, CNTC, is a professional coach, facilitator, leadership consultant, and culture-building specialist. She is a master of re-invention and brings a wealth of diverse knowledge and experience in coaching, leadership, mindfulness, creative studies, anti-racism and social justice, neuroscience, entrepreneurship and the arts. Fascinated with paradox, Gina brings that into her work, exploring with her clients the full range of who they are; their joy, their pain, their light and their shadow. She is both intuitive and analytical, and is known for her capacity to build trust, and to come from a place of open mind, open heart, and a commitment to service.