Upcoming Professional Development – May 2022

May 2022 Opportunities

Note: The DEI Team previously provided sessions on Mental Health. DEI Sessions will revisit this topic next year. Here is a great resource on Mental Wellness in the black community : Click Here

DEI Session 1: DEI Watch Party- ENCORE Presentation (Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson) 

Date: May 6, 2022

Time: 10:00am (45 minutes)

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

DEI Session 2: DEI Session: Guest Speaker Rebby Kern, Director of Education Policy

Equality NC

Date: May 26, 2022

Time: 2:30pm (45 minutes)

DEI Session 3: Statewide DEI Watch Party -The Big Gang Theory | Danya Perry | TEDxAsheville

Date: May 16, 2022

Time: 8:00am (45 minutes)

Description: Join us as we hear a TED Talk from our DEI Consultant, Mr. Danya Perry.

TED Talk Description: Youth gang involvement and anti-social behavior has a devastating impact on our families and communities at-large. However, the enormity of the problem and fear of these “big, bad gangs” should not preclude our efforts to find a solution. The solution – well, it’s as simple as looking into the mirror. Danya Perry currently serves in the capacity of Vice President of Youth Development for Communities In Schools of NC and has served as a youth / education advocate for the past 20 years. In this capacity, Perry has spearheaded statewide initiatives aimed at school violence prevention, focusing specifically on bullying and gang prevention / intervention. Perry has assisted many organizations in their mission to ensure academic proficiency, provide a conducive learning environment, and mobilize the community around youth. Perry has co-authored several books – “Preventing Violence & Crime in America’s Schools: From Put Downs to Lock Downs,” which speaks to the need for early prevention and “The Secrets for Motivating, Educating, and Lifting the Spirits of African-American Males.”

DEI Session 4: Film Club 

Date: May 25, 2022

Time: 3:00pm (45 minutes)

Description: TBA

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DEI Resources

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

Video Presentation Click Here

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

Video Presentation Click Here