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Word of the Week: Micro-affirmation

    Word of the Week:  Micro-Affirmation (noun) Micro-affirmations substitute messages about deficit and exclusion with messages of excellence, openness, and opportunity. More links and resources: https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/inclusion-microaffirmations-melinda-briana-epler.html What’s one thing you can do today to build up a colleague?

Word of the Week: White Saviorism

White Saviorsim: White saviorism [is] the belief that people with white privilege, who see themselves as superior in capability and intelligence, have an obligation to ‘save’ BIPOC from their supposed inferiority and helplessness.  White saviorism is condescending and an attempt to assuage one’s own white guilt.  It may look like an attempt to make things …

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Word of the Week: Tokenism

*Excerpt from Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad. More information and examples: “Tokenism: a Double Sided Coin” by Fiona Byarugaba https://www.thoughtworks.com/en-us/insights/blog/tokenism-double-sided-coin Diversity vs. Tokenism, T1J https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnxnlj-um5A (19 min.) AND……! Learn more about Tokenism and White Saviorism at our Brown Bag Lunch for Wednesday – 11/3 Join us next Wednesday (11/3) at Noon for a …

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Brown Bag Lunch, 6/11: Too many emails? Tell us about it.

DiversifyIT Communications and Marketing Subcommittee virtual Brown Bag, 12 p.m., Friday, June 11 Over the past year, DiversifyIT has held a record number of events and other programming, fostered online conversations, and shared dozens of article, book, film and training recommendations. Our subcommittee’s goal is to share this information in a way so that DiversifyIT …

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