Save the date: Friday, April 8, 2022
April 8, 2022 – Virtual
8:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Conference fee: $30
Creating Inclusive Spaces
Guest speakers: Leo Taylor, Sarah Buffie and Simone Crawley
There’s no question that when we find a space that is accessible, welcoming and inclusive, we feel free to live our best lives and do our best work. But sometimes it’s hard to know how to get there — or how to create those spaces for others whose experiences are different from our own. At this conference, we will explore ways to identify the barriers and biases that hinder those creative spaces. Attendees will be empowered with tools and recommendations to make their organizations’ practices more equitable while providing ongoing support for all.
Leo Taylor, PhD, Program manager for faculty and
staff affairs for The Ohio State University; College of Food,
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Office of Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion. Taylor is passionate about equity and
particularly implicit bias, power and privilege, gender identity and sexuality, mental health, and neurodiversity.
Title: The Role of Pronouns in Cultivating Inclusive Spaces for People of All Genders
Simone Crawley, Founder and chief executive
officer of Crawley Cultural. Crawley guides both businesses and
individuals as they address their implicit bias and implement
diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism. She is also a
certified instructor of the Adult and Youth Mental Health First
Title: Elephants in the Room: Addressing Bias and Microaggressions to Achieve Inclusion
Sarah Buffie, MSW, LSW, Founding director of
Soul Bird Consulting. Buffie believes that nothing has the power
to heal like supportive relationships. Specializing in trauma
responsive care, she helps disrupt current models of thinking by
building empathy and understanding around the effects of
Title: Relational Resilience — Centering Safety between You and Me
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