Navigating the Chaos:
Step 1 in the Racial Equity Conversation
It seems impossible to navigate the chaos. It seems so big, and I'm just one person. First get understanding, then do no harm.
Dates and Times:
June 13, 2020 (10:00AM - 12:00PM EST)
June 16, 2020 (8:00PM - 10:00PM EST)
June 20, 2020 (10:00AM - 12:00PM EST)
About This Event
Favorite Part of My Day, LLC: Teaching Strength Through Equity
The trainers within Favorite Part of My Day LLC have over 50 years training experience in a multitude of child welfare topics ranging from assessing child maltreatment to adoption to preparing foster parents for youth who are aging out of their home. We are experienced in leadership training as well as diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural competence. We have worked with both large educational institutions in Central Indiana as well as law enforcement systems. We have presented numerous times in New Mexico and South Carolina for their child welfare and early childhood system staff. For years, we have facilitated in person training experiences worldwide. In this time of physical distancing, we are now offering the community the opportunity to participate in interactive virtual training sessions.
Our passion is to move organizations towards equitable outcomes which we do through education and consultation. We offer a three-tier approach through diversity work, cultural competence work and equity work.
Favorite Part of My Day is a Certified W/MBE by the Indiana Department of Administration
Cassandra Porter - President, Favorite Part of the Day, LLC.
Cassandra graduated from law school and went on to serve the children and families of Indiana in the child welfare arena for 15 years. In July 2014, Cassandra left child welfare to focus solely on Favorite Part of My Day, which she gave birth to in November 2012. Her fields of expertise include Transracial Adoption, Diversity, Cultural Competence, and all aspects of Equity trainings. Cassandra is also a certified implicit bias trainer for law enforcement.
Delores Kennedy-Williams - President, LenDe Consultants LLC.
Mother Delores is a noted facilitator, training specialist, and keynote speaker. Her fields of expertise include, Adoption, Foster Care, Family Preservation, Dismantling the Strongholds of Racism, Caregiving, Leadership Development, and many other women's, children's and family issues. Widowed, 5 wonderful children and known as "Godmother" to countless young people around the world, Mrs. Kennedy-Williams holds a B.S. (Psychology & Management) and M.S. (Management) and retired as Adjunct Professor, Indiana Wesleyan University and mentors many, many young women.
Michael Fleischman - "Michael seeks to create welcome and productive spaces for all people. He operates in truth and humility. People seek him out to tell the truth and to help people do a better job of serving each other. He teaches by doing-- truly noticing people, talking with them and working to find out how they experience their lives. He then brings this information to other people.
He is a voracious consumer of equity-minded and antiracist literature. He hosts several deep book studies and he is constantly working to learn more and pass on this knowledge to everyone he meets.
He is one of the most genuine people I have ever had the fortune to encounter and his commitment to this work comes from a place of genuine care for people and reverence for community.
Michael frequently leads workshops on building community. He serves as a guest teacher at schools and is highly sought out for his work around equity."
- Ronni Moore friend and colleague
Navigating the Chaos Description
“I don’t have White Privilege, and I hate the phrase”
“Just Do Something”
“What can I do?”
“I want to help but I don’t know how to be an Ally”
“If only they would….then this wouldn’t keep happening.”
“Having ‘The Talk’ as People of Color”
“This isn’t just George Floyd (or Breonna Taylor, or Ahmaud Arbery, or Michael Brown, or insert any name of a person of color killed by law enforcement), it’s over 400 years of oppression.”
If the phrases/statements have been on your social media feed, in your In Box, on your text messages, let’s talk. Let’s navigate the chaos in a structured and respectful manner. Let’s lean into the discomfort and conversation. Let’s leave with tangible steps.
Step 1 will address the following:
Respectful guidelines in having mixed race conversations
Diversity vs. Cultural Competence vs. Equity
Bias Awareness (Explicit vs. Implicit)
Opportunities to advance racial equity in your community