The Particulars: Please apply to participate in the LRE-Influencers Workshop scheduled for Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 3-6 pm at the Co-Lab Gallery Room (inside Alley Poyner Architecture) located at 1516 Cuming St, Omaha, NE 68102.
Space is limited. Selected influencers will be notified by email the week of March 5. It is our intent to repeat this inaugural workshop again in the summer of 2018.
The Context: Who is leading racial equity efforts in Greater Omaha? What skills must they possess to lead to see optimal impact? What is identity politics, and why does it matter? How do one’s social identities impact how they lead? Do white allies need something different than leaders of color do? Why is community engagement important and how does mobilizing well create social impact?
The Content: In equity, diversity, and inclusion work in Greater Omaha, we tend to focus on individual-level fixes—for internalized and interpersonal racism. We should continue some of that and refine those strategies. Self-determinism and self-efficacy are vital. Let’s dip below the surface and get substantive. Let’s also commit to equipping leaders for cross-sector collaboration that enables them to mobilize and advocate for new policies and practices that repair systemic-level challenges—institutional and structural racism. To create a new narrative we need targeted influencers at both levels.
“Doing to us, not with us, is a recipe for failure.” – Dr. Howard Fuller