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DEI Deaf-Centric Institute
The Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence (DEDI) is creating an online DEI Deaf-Centric Institute! Yes, we originally planned to have a virtual three-day Institute. Plans have changed. We are moving this online, for a self-paced learning experience!
This is a unique opportunity to gain professional development in diversity, equity and inclusion from a Deaf lens!
There are three tracks!
Dynamics of Oppression
Each track will contain several modules from Deaf diversity experts from all over the U.S. They will provide high quality pre-recorded video presentations that will enhance the knowledge and skills of current and future DEI professionals.
Our goal is to increase and strengthen the pool of professionals that do diversity, equity and inclusion work, from a Deaf perspective. That includes CDOs, consultants, practitioners, diversity educators, multicultural educators, researchers, and so on. The training also benefits people who want to incorporate DEI principles into their own professions.
Visit our website often to get updates on the institute. You’ll see what training DEDI has to offer and how you can enroll. Please note that this is a work in progress, more information will be available over time.
The DEI Deaf-Centric (DEIDC) Institute, partnering with interdisciplinary experts, provides professional development opportunities related to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence (DEI) from a deaf perspective. The institute aims to produce qualified and credentialed DEI professionals to collaboratively sustain a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, belonging, and social justice in deaf diverse communities. The objectives include acquiring a knowledge of history, examining bias, gaining a conceptual understanding of DEI, scrutinizing models of DEI, transforming your practice, and gaining and sharing expertise.
While this was originally planned to be a virtual 3-day event on Zoom, DEDI found that a self-paced learning platform would better serve the needs of our audience from all over the world. As such, the DEIDC Institute will be an ongoing educational platform, which will contain three tracks: Understanding Diversity, Institutional Work, and Dynamics of Oppression. These tracks incorporate the Inclusive Excellence framework that steers the work of the Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence. The institute is open to professionals working in the DEI field and any other professionals interested in the field.
DEDI plans to charge a fee, per track, which will contain four to five modules. More information about pricing will be provided when a platform is selected for this Institute.
Below is a listing of the modules that will be offered to each track.
Overview of EDI work and the direction the University is leading – Christopher D. Johnson
The Problematic Usage of “De/Colonize” Metaphorically –
Dr. Rezenet Moges-Riedel
Jim Crow and the Deaf Community: Racism vs. Audism – Lindsay Dunn
Radical Love, Radical Revolution – Brandon L. Williams
The Elephant in the Room: Disability and Ableism in Deaf Discourses –
Dr. Octavian Robinson
Overview of Executive Level Leadership – Dr. Elizabeth Moore
From Owws to Hows: Understanding Belonging – Norma Moran and Elizabeth Stone
Audism and Trauma Knowledge Capital – Dr. Julie Rems-Smario
Intersectional View of Language Justice – Tawny Holmes-Hlibok
“What’s in it for me?”: Community-based and Civic Engagement as High-Impact Practices for College Students – Karen Quinones
Overview of Dynamics of Oppression – Dr. Elizabeth Moore
Topic TBD –
Dr. Jeremy Brunson
Utilizing Trauma-Investing When Doing DEI – a Work in School System – Malibu Barron
Topic TBD –Najma Johnson
Community Appreciation Remarks and Next Steps – Christopher D. Johnson
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