Upcoming Professional Development – April 2022

April 2022 Opportunities

DEI Session 1: DEI Watch Party 

Date: April 8, 2022

Time: 11:30am (45 minutes)

Description: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Come share your reflections on this moment in history

DEI Session 2: Guest Speaker: Susan Everhart 

Date: April 21, 2022

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Description:  Join a thoughtful session about one perspective of Honoree Fanonne Jeffers epic novel, The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois. Susan Everhart will discuss how the main character, Ailey Pearl Garfield, embarks on a journey through her family’s past, uncovering the shocking tales of generations of ancestors – Indigenous, Black and White – in the Deep South, from the centuries of the colonial slave trade through the Civil War to our own tumultuous times.  

DEI Session 3: Statewide DEI Watch Party -Don’t Diss Ability: Redefining Autism Awareness | Whitaker Gannon | TEDxHiltonHeadWomen

Date: April 25, 2022

Time: 2:30pm-3:15pm

Description: Autism awareness and visibility does not always equal acceptance and diversity. Social justice movements for oppressed and discriminated groups of people are growing in strength and numbers every day. People are marching, proclaiming their beliefs on public platforms, and spreading their message in any way they can, in order to make change.

DEI Session 4: DEI Statewide Team – CANCELED

Date: April 7, 2022

Time: 9am (1 hour)

Description: Advocacy Climate- CANCELED   

DEI Session 5: Film Club

Date: April 27, 2022

Time: 3:00pm (45 minutes)

Description: Film Analysis- Two Distant Strangers

DEI Session 6: DEI Session- CISNC Board of Directors (Virtual DEI Watch party )- Canceled

Date: April 1, 2022- Canceled

Time: 9:30am-10:00am – Canceled

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On-Demand DEI Options

To be credited with attending the classes listed below, please submit a summary of the video content to Amy Hall, VP of HR and your direct supervisor.

Supporting LGBTQ Students in the Classroom

Session Description: In this session, join Equality NC in a conversation focused on the intersectional needs of LGBTQ students. Understand the unique needs and barriers faced by LGBTQ youth in school and best practices to support student

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Learning More About the LGBTQIA+ Community

Join DEI Statewide team members, Nicole Boone and Jazmin Mendoza Sosa as they discuss more concepts regarding the LGBTQIA+ community

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Act Justly: Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusive Spaces

Register here to join us for a two-part webinar to provide site coordinators with foundational education of the LGBTQ+ community. Tools, tips, and resources will be provided to empower the site coordinator in advocacy of LGBTQ+ students and families.

Site coordinators will learn about the language and community culture as well as how to use this knowledge to provide diverse activities for students. 

Zoom registration-for Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusive Spaces

Intersection Collective:
Disability & BIPOC Youth in the Week of the Young Child

During the Week of the Young Child and Autism Acceptance Month, join us for a candid conversation on health and education equity, and the disparities amongst young children of color.

The pandemic disproportionately affected children and adults with disabilities and their families-especially those in communities of color. We’ll discuss solutions for the inequalities in education, healthcare, and the social determinants of health that existed before the pandemic.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 2 – 3 p.m. ET
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Virtual PRIDE 3.0Click here to register

Through the Covid pandemic, the world learned how to celebrate Pride virtually. With 2022 poised to bring back in-person Pride parades, festivals, and other events, organizations are exploring how to integrate the pandemic lessons learned to create a more inclusive Pride for all.

In this special DEI Double Feature, learn fresh ideas and strategies for LGBTQ+ programming that organizations of any size can implement to engage and inspire employees around the globe, during Pride month and beyond.