The IDEAL workshop will offer an introduction to Environmental Inclusion and Diversity work and share learned practices from WMEAC’s IDEAL (Inclusion and Development of Environmental Allies and Leaders) initiative.
Participants will gain insight from an analysis of 25 deep listening sessions which were held with organizations including neighborhood associations, faith-based groups, colleges, social equity NGO’s and environmental organizations throughout West Michigan. With the information gathered from the IDEAL analysis, sector specific small groups will work to develop connections between their work and environmental justice.
Racial equity and community inclusion work must come from all social sectors. Join and support WMEAC to engage with the community and the environment movement in a new, more inclusive way.
IDEAL Initiative supported by:
WMEAC’s Community Activism Manager – Anne Marie Hertl
WMEAC IDEAL Advisors – Bobby Springer, Dr. Michelle Loyd-Paige, Michelle Jokisch-Polo, Christy Bell, Bree Bode, Corrine Banks
WMEAC IDEAL Scholars – Juan Pena and Joanna Chen
WMEAC’s Executive Director – Rachel Hood
WMEAC’s Board of Directors and Staff.
Thursday, April 30th
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
9:00 – 10:00
- Why Inclusion and Diversity at an Environmental Organization?
- IDEAL – What was our approach.
- Perception Survey
- Deep-Listening Outcomes
10:00 – 11:00
- Perception Data and Deep-Listening Reactions
- Sector-specific discussions
- Action Steps and Commitments
THE IDEAL WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY. PLEASE EMAIL ANNEMARIE@WMEAC.ORG FOR QUESTIONS.
We have reached capacity for this event. Thank you for your interest!