Healthy self-care depends on strong communities of care. Healthy, well supported individuals create inclusive communities, and equitable communities provide the foundation for each person to succeed. Together, we will explore barriers and challenges for international and national students immediately followed by solutions and strategies. Collectively we will explore best practices and important boundaries when engaging in equity and inclusion. This will include a focus on the top five things each person can do immediately to nurture authentic relationships. With sustainability as our focus, we will emphasize ideas that fun, accessible and easy to implement. Small consistent steps to deliver long lasting, meaningful change.
This presentation offers a fact-based approach to examining Social Justice policies, past and present. With inspiring anecdotes throughout, this will be an accessible entry point to the conversation, as well as engaging for a more advanced audience.
Sample presentation content:
Existing policies – We will explore the challenges and successes of existing corporate policies, with Sheryl Sandberg’s 2020 Women in the Workplace as a point of reference, for example.
Core values – Focusing on the core values of the company are key to determining what policies are best to begin with.
Incremental improvements – Underscored by the 1% rule, prioritizing incremental growth and correction to reach optimal sustainable success.
Breakout/Discussion – In a world where employees and volunteers are more connected than ever and more digital, in breakout groups we will have a forecasting session and examine how these values come into play into 2022 and beyond.
Best Practices – We’ll draw to a conclusion with the 5 best practices for diversity and inclusion.
The grass is greenest where we water it, and Kim inspires audiences to engage in their responsibility to make the world more ethical than the one we were born into by taking a firm position on issues of equity & diversity. Her intersectional approach to human rights reframes the golden rule so we treat others the way they want to be treated, versus how we want to be treated. We see a level of consciousness around diversity continue to increase throughout the workplace, community organizations, educational institutions, and all other aspects of daily life. In this presentation, Kim uses examples from case studies, social media, and current events to outline practical ways for individuals and organizations to make diversity & equity a greater consideration.
This presentation will provide participants with a deepened understanding of current social justice movements in addition to serving as a solid introduction to practices of anti-oppression and allyship for individuals and organizations. Beginning with identifying tangible strategies for solidarity, Kim establishes a shared language and deconstructs systems of oppression including gender, ability & race using current social media based examples. Using her own lived experience as a queer womyn, and pulling from her work as the Director of The People Project, Kim gives a solid foundation for understanding the experiences of others & acting in allyship.
Studies have shown that the majority of sexual assaults on campus go unreported. The most effective way of addressing this is by creating a campus culture of openness and consent. For over a decade Kim has been leading education, training and research on gender-based violence and building consent culture. Kim engages students on the topic of consent through discussions on boundaries, personal autonomy, relationships, social media, substance use, social pressure, and other aspects of sexual health. She explores a range of questions including ‘How do you know what your partner wants? How do you accept refusal or rejection? What are other people thinking about sex?’ This presentation focuses on fun and accessible affirmative-consent education that teaches “yes means yes” versus “no means no”. Audiences will leave with a better understanding of sexuality and healthy relationships.
In this presentation, Kim helps audiences understand the legacies that have brought us to our current state of inequity. She sheds lights on the issues facing women of different social locations. Kim outlines multiple movements and practices, both locally and internationally, which showcase women leading feminist movements and sparking change across various industries. Kim shares her experience as a gifted young social entrepreneur who lived through homelessness and violence to become a three-time business owner committed to changing her corner of the world. Women of color are among the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs, but often lack the capital and social infrastructure to support their vision. Kim uses her experience to break down the obstacles and best practices around social entrepreneurship, with a focus on non-profit and youth-led initiatives transforming communities. Using a variety of media-based examples, Kim inspires women to make a difference and lead change for current and future generations.
With a focus on student life, Kim explores how intersections of race, sexual orientation, and gender impact mental wellness. Emphasizing these connections allows for an inclusive discussion and a holistic focus on mental wellness & community engagement. Her work is about creating an understanding of health equity through community engagement. A yoga instructor and corporate consultant, she balances both anecdotal lived experience and tangible practices for immediately reducing stress and confronting trauma. Her experience as a youth organizer gives her first-hand knowledge of high amounts of stress and trauma experienced both on and off campuses. Her experiences in workshop training with corporations provide an additional perspective on personal and professional development needs. She credits her strong emotional resilience with her ability to heal as a survivor and sustain long term community-based development.