"OUR STORIES", Fostering Conversations that Ignite Change is this year's conference theme. Storytelling is a unique and powerful way to teach, persuade and understand ourselves and others. It is a uniquely human trait and has been with us nearly as long as we've been able to speak. Whether it evolved out of necessity or was simply a by-product of our own intellectual development, stories are deeply embedded in our DNA. Across time and across cultures, stories have proven their worth not just as works of art, historical perspective or amusement, but as catalysts for change. Come listen and learn while you share your story, setting aside judgements and biases and exploring the possibilities that come when we are truly connected.

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Diversity & Inclusion: Raising the Bar

Dr. Phillip Walker, President

Walker International, Inc.

WORKSHOP RECAP


   

Thank you Cox Communications, Cox Diversity Council, Roxanne Wingate /Kenn Tomasch with the Cox Community Relations team, as well as Cox Customer Care Leadership Manager Kathy Jimenez Newport and Director Liza Cervantes for a great workshop. For information on Cox Diversity efforts, please visithttps://www.cox.com/aboutus/diversity.html.

Thank you Dr. Walker for an interactive discussion on raising the bar on diversity. Panel Members Tanya and Angelicus from Cox Communications shared their personal stories to get the morning going. The audience then joined in with their observations and how they see Diversity and Inclusion.

We then dove into a discussion about identifying our unconscious bias so we can be more aware of our own.

When do you feel uncomfortable?
What angers you today that did not a few years ago?
What are my measures of situations?

Share your answers on the DLA Facebook Page or on LinkedIn or Tweet using #DLAPHX19.

Dr. Walker then guided us in a conversation on privilege and had a call to action for each of us to fix the inequalities we see every day, speaking up when people are treated poorly and being more positive while encouraging growth in the workplace.

If you would like to connect with Dr. Phillip Walker
Phone: 415/516-5481
Email: nonmatrix@aol.com

   


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September 17, 2019 Workshop
America is Changing...Are YOU Ready?

 
Eddie Moore, Jr.
Consultant-America & Moore, LLC

 
 
WORKSHOP SUMMARY:
This interactive, informational, challenging and energetic session examines and explores issues of diversity, privilege, oppression and leadership across America and challenges participants to examine their own biases, behaviors and belief systems. We all have an excellent opportunity to be positive role models, powerful decision makers, and effective agents of change, if we have the tools. We need more leaders for social justice and equity across America. Do you have the skills and ability to lead? Are we making any progress?

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Diversity Leadership Alliance is the premier Diversity Education organization in Arizona. We provide thought-provoking Diversity training, leadership guidance and continued support to help cultivate an inclusive community where each individual is valued and respected. Sharing our Stories Diversity Leadership Alliance in 201.
             

"Stories are the communal currency of humanity." -- Tahir Shah, in Arabian Nights Storytelling is a unique and powerful way to teach, persuade, and understand ourselves and others. It is a uniquely human trait and has been with us nearly as long as we’ve been able to speak. Whether it evolved out of necessity or was simply a by-product of our own intellectual development, stories are a deeply embedded in our DNA. Across time and across cultures, stories have proved their worth not just as works of art, historical perspective or amusement, but as catalysts for change. We all love stories; sharing some of our favorite experiences or finding ourselves in another’sadventures. It may be a tale of victory after overcoming impossible odds or simply a memorable moment that happened to us in passing. Nevertheless, storytelling allows us to learn about ourselves and others and what is possible. So, 2019 will be all about Sharing Our Stories, setting aside judgments and biases, listening and learning, and exploring the possibilities for tomorrow.

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2018 DLA AWARD RECIPIENTS
 
 

Angela Hughey

Co-Founder & President
ONE Community
 

Chip Cardenas

Mentor
New Pathways for Youth



 

Jacque Starks

Diversity Coordinator
Maricopa County Community College

Jezreel Ramirez

Program Administrator
Dept of Veterans Affairs

 
 


Yaser Ali

Founder
Greater Arizona

Dr. Neal Lester

Director
Project Humanities ASU

   
  2018 Inclusive Workplace Award Winners

       
Arizona Complete Health

Equal Opportunity Department
City of Phoenix
   
 2018 Youth Inclusion Leader Award Winner
 
Abril Morales

Camelback High School

 
 
 
 
 
Chip Cardenas Mentor New Pathways for Youth





Yaser Ali Founder Greater Arizona

2019 CONFERENCE SPONSORS


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CHAMPION PARTNER - $20,000

  

PARTNER LEVEL - $10,0000 

        

ADVOCATE LEVEL - $5,000


 

SUPPORTER LEVEL / $3,000