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Name: Tompkins Chamber Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training series: Session 1
Date: February 25, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Many Chamber businesses and organizations are asking what they can do to respond to systemic racism, workplace inequities, and exclusionary cultures in the current moment. Several Chamber
members have put out public statements regarding racism and issues of equity and inclusion but may not have all of the tools they need to challenge institutionalized forms of discrimination and inequality to build a better world.

To aid Chamber Members' desire to build greater diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in their respective workplaces, a group of experienced facilitators and consultants will be conducting a 6 part webinar series. 


The concept of systemic or institutional racism and poverty is made tangible to workshop participants through an interactive workshop focused on housing and residential segregation in Tompkins County. Using interactive maps and tools, participants examine the homes and neighborhoods they grew up in to understand the connection between race, segregation, and opportunities for intergenerational wealth-building (or the lack thereof). After examining the long-term effects of housing segregation and discrimination on wealth-building, participants make connections between neighborhoods and access to other opportunities, including education, transportation, and employment that are skewed along racial lines. Participants walk away with a personalized understanding of systemic racism that can be used to launch discussions about social responsibilities and remedies.

Presented by: Dr. Paula Ioanide, Rise to Equity
Event Sponsors:
Register in advance for this webinar at the Chamber's website, and Zoom info will be provided to all participants by 3 p.m. the day before the training session.
Contact Information:
Please contact David Walton with any registration questions

Registration is required. 
Free for Chamber Members (max 3 free attendees per organization)
$25 for Non Chamber Members or $125 for All In registration for all 6 sessions. 

If you are able to, please consider making a donation to the Tompkins Chamber Foundation to support our work and our members during this difficult time. Recognizing the importance of the Chamber?s events, programming, and information sharing to our 700+ members, we have created a fund to support those members struggling most from the impacts of the Coronavirus. Donate to the Chamber Member Support fundraising campaign through the Tompkins Chamber Foundation.

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