Towards a Culture of Inclusion – Calendar
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Second Conversation on Race: Race in the Legal Community
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This is the second of three Conversations on Race that the Coalition will hold, this one examining Race in the Legal Community. The conversation will be held January 19 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and will be led by Michelle Silverthorn. You can find more about Michelle on her website.
She will be joined by a panel of individuals who will discuss their own experiences and Coalition members will be guided in a discussion among themselves about what they have heard.
For those who have signed up for our Ally-Ready certification program, this session is considered a CONVERSATION ON RACE.
Bias-Interruption Training by Dr. Will Cox
November 17 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. OR
November 19 from 8-11 a.m.
The Coalition offered two sessions of Bias-Interruption Training offered by Dr. Will Cox of the University of Wisconsin. The training was offered twice to allow for as many people as possible to attend this important program. Dr. Cox’s evidence-based approach is the only bias-interruption program which has proved effective to produce long-term changes in unconsciously biased behavior in over 20 randomized studies. Featured in The Atlantic, the training has been provided to public school teachers, judges, lawyers, graduate students, public officials, and many others.
For those who have signed up for our Ally-Ready certification program, this session is considered a TRAINING.
First Conversation on Race: Race in Our Community
This was the first of three Conversations on Race that the Coalition will hold, this one examining race in Pittsburgh.
The program was introduced by Alcoa General Counsel and PLDIC Board Member Jeff Heeter and anchored by a presentation of the 2019 Report on Pittsburgh’s Inequality Across Gender and Race by its lead author, Junia Howell, Assistant Professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Sociology Department. Joining her was a panel to discuss ideas for responding to the report. Audience members also had a chance to engage in the discussion throughout the program.
For those enrolled in our Ally-Ready certification program, this session is considered a CONVERSATION ON RACE.
Ritu Bhasin, a global leader in diversity, equity and inclusion programming, launched the PLDIC’s ten-month series of programs entitled Towards a Culture of Inclusion with two dynamic virtual programs:
PLDIC Leaders Webinar — As an Ally, How Can You Interrupt Racial Bias in the Workplace?
September 15, 2020
Ritu explained how racial bias lives in the bodies and minds of all of us and offer specific behaviors our leaders can employ to be more racially inclusive in how they live, work and lead.
PLDIC Lawyers of Color Webinar – The Internalization of Racial Bias: What Happens in the Workplace
September 15, 2020
Ritu explored the neuroscience of how racial bias and trauma are linked and outline practical strategies to allow our diverse lawyers to thrive both personally and professionally. In order to create a safe space for sharing experiences, we request that only lawyers who self-identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color attend this webinar.
For those who have signed up for our Ally-Ready certification program, both of these sessions are considered TRAININGS.
September 10, 2020
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presented Robin DiAngelo, author of the best-selling White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, live, virtually, with Dr. Valerie Kinloch, Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, on September 10 at 2 p.m.
For our Ally-Ready trainees, this program is considered an OUTSIDE OPPORTUNITY.