image of a sillohuet head with colorfull swirls

Join Us! – deadline 1-28-2022

Hello!  Do you want change? Be IT. The current DiversifyIT committee is looking for new members. Are you ready to take on more to make your workplace better for all? We are currently accepting nominations for our open spots. Committee members contribute 10-15 hours per month and require supervisor support to participate.       …

Join Us! – deadline 1-28-2022 Read More »

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. What’s one thing you can do today to build up a colleague? More links and resources: https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/inclusion-microaffirmations-melinda-briana-epler.html

New DiversifyIT video series

Last summer, members of DiversifyIT gathered to participate in a video project, produced by J. Brandon Johnson, about the impact of the work over the past two years. Here are the first two installments in the video series. Stay tuned for more in 2022!   Everything Is A Choice A Cultural Climate Change  

Word of the Week: Being Called Out/In

More information and examples: “Interrupting Bias:  Calling Out vs. Calling In”  by Rebecca Haslam, Ph.D. http://www.racialequityvtnea.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Interrupting-Bias_-Calling-Out-vs.-Calling-In-REVISED-Aug-2018-1.pdf   Getting Called Out How to Apologize, Chescaleigh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8xJXKYL8pU (8.5 min.)   Learn more about “Optical Allyship” and “Being Called In/Out” at our next Brown Bag Lunch this Wednesday – 11/17   Join us Wednesday (11/17) at Noon for …

Word of the Week: Being Called Out/In Read More »

Word of the Week: Optical Allyship

More information and examples: “What is Optical Allyship?” by Noor Ibrahim https://globalnews.ca/news/7032981/george-floyd-optical-allyship-black-lives-matter/ Layla Saad discussing Week 3 “Allyship” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49B7PTuPkks (10.5 min.) AND……!  Learn more about Optical Allyship at our Brown Bag Lunch for Wednesday – 11/17 Join us Wednesday (11/17) at Noon for a Brown Bag Lunch on Optical Allyship as defined in “Me & White Supremacy: …

Word of the Week: Optical Allyship Read More »