Advancing JEDI: From Bystander to Ally to Advocate
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In this eeWEBINAR, participants embark on a journey through the stages of Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (JEDI), transitioning from passive bystanders to proactive advocates. Dr. Patricia Morgan explores the multifaceted roles and responsibilities inherent at each stage, with a special focus on the environmental education context. Highlighting the imperative of active engagement in fostering JEDI, she uses introspective exercises and dynamic group discussions to develop effective strategies. These strategies aim to promote JEDI initiatives, ensuring environmental education spaces are not only inclusive but also actively dismantle systemic barriers and promote equity.
Dr. Patricia Morgan (she/her) has dedicated her life and career to creating more inclusive and equitable workplaces, schools, and communities. She is an innovative and passionate leader with a heart for access and inclusion. With her deep understanding of belonging, she brings a unique perspective to her work, helping organizations address systemic barriers and creating a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Her work includes conducting organizational assessments and roadmaps, designing and delivering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Leadership Development training programs, and providing ongoing coaching and support to leadership teams. She’s written several publications and has conducted numerous studies and presentations on DEI, Culturally Responsive Organizations, and Organizational Development at local, national, and international conferences and speaking engagements. In her spare time, Dr. Morgan serves as a board member for several educational organizations, binge-watches comedies, and is an avid traveler and foodie.
This webinar is brought to you by ee360+ and eeINSPIRE.
ee360+: Building a Stronger and More Inclusive Movement Through Collective Impact
An ambitious multi-year initiative, the ee360+ Leadership and Training Collaborative connects, trains, and promotes innovative leaders dedicated to using the power of education to create a more just and sustainable future for everyone, everywhere. Led by NAAEE, ee360+ is made possible through funding and support from U.S. EPA and twenty-seven partner organizations representing universities and nonprofits across the country, and five federal agencies. Through this partnership, ee360+ brings together more than five decades of expertise to grow, strengthen, and diversify the environmental education field. Visit https://naaee.org/programs/ee360 to learn more.
eeINSPIRE: Sparking Innovation in Environmental Education
We are pleased to continue eeINSPIRE, NAAEE's webinar series presented in partnership with the US Forest Service. This series is designed to bring new ideas and thinking to USFS conservation educators, but is open to all who want to sign up!
Upcoming eeINSPIRE Webinars
Future topics will include: increasing civic engagement through education and service-learning, becoming a natural and effective storyteller, citizen science in education, building a diverse and inclusive field, and more.
We look forward to seeing you online, and stay tuned for updates on upcoming webinars in the series!