DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION & BELONGING

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) offerings include options for the general public (Community Offerings) as well as workplace environment (Workplace Offerings). Below are brief descriptions of each. Please review them and then select a tab to learn more. 

Join Our Next Community Convening

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Join us during Pride Month as we explore gender identity - what it is and why it matters. You may be seeing more and more people offer their pronouns in meetings, email signatures, and Zoom calls. But true gender inclusivity goes beyond just sharing pronouns. It's a way to make all members of our community feel safe and welcome. Yes, we will talk about pronouns and go far beyond just that. You're invited to engage in this enlightening conversation as we delve into gender identity beyond pronouns. 

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Why DEI

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Following the unjust murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many other People of Color, our country has been undergoing a long-awaited, and much needed, racial reckoning. As an agency that envisions a community where everyone is supported to become their best self, United Way of Clallam County is committed to working collaboratively with our board, partner agencies, and community members to disrupt and dismantle the systemic and institutional barriers to a fully equitable community. This work is happening within the context of our Community Impact efforts and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. 

Community Offerings

Community Offerings provide space and opportunity for the entire county to come together to explore topics surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. These offerings are presented quarterly and in a variety of ways. These may include film screenings, panel discussions, presentations, and other learnings as requested by participants. These offerings are currently offered free of charge, some will be in person and others will be over Zoom. We hope to see you at one of our Community Offerings soon!

Workplace Offerings

Workplace Offerings are unique and customizable opportunities for Clallam County businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities to bring an equitable lens into their work. These offerings are intended to allow us to act as a coach and mentor to other nonprofits and human service agencies, businesses, and municipalities. The purpose of these offerings are to create an environment in their businesses that disrupts and dismantles barriers for their staff, leadership, customers, and volunteers. These opportunities are being offered for a nominal fee; however, we never want finances to be a barrier.  If you are interested in working with us, but can’t make the fee work, please let us know and we’ll see what we can work out.

Book Club Corner

Welcome to United Way of Clallam County's Book Club Corner! The Book Club Corner was created as a place where we can share fiction and non-fiction book recommendations that have a diversity, equity, and inclusion focus. These books have been read by our staff and we believe they are informative, inspiring, and useful. Each month, we will share a book intended to support your on your DEI journey. Happy reading! 

Questions? Contact (360) 457-3011 or mary.beth@unitedwayclallam.org

Our current book is When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Kahn-Cullors and asha bandele.

Constructive White Conversations

Constructive White Conversations is a place for white people who want to understand and dismantle racism, build and maintain white anti-racist community, and explore the nature of white identity. Their website contains a variety of resources for those who wish to learn about racism and anti-racism, as well as links to their monthly virtual meetings. 

 

 


 

 

Community Conversations Update

In late 2022, we hosted a series of community conversations. We're pleased to share below the report of our key takeaways and next steps. Overall we learned that people want more opportunities to build community and collaboration so there are others doing equity work. They are concerned that there are fears and lack of understanding, and economic barriers for families that are in the way of achieving those aspirations. They believe we need to focus on spreading these conversations to a wider audience and creating spaces where people can explore and practice issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Check out the full report here.

We plan to continue these conversation at least annually; the next is set for October 2023. Please sign up for our emails, contact us, or follow our social media to be part of the next session. 

Aspirations

  • Back up language with action and systemic changes.
  • Examine the power differential.
  • Explore how to center lived experience; create brave/safe spaces. 
  • Reach out and involve others in community awareness; raise up voices and experiences of oppressed community members.

 

 


 

 

DEI and Your Organization

With a commitment to "walking the walk," the board and staff of United Way of Clallam County are doing the work to uncover and dismantle white dominant culture inside our policies, procedures and practices. 

United Way of Clallam County is now ready to offer training and guidance in these practices to organizations, companies and municipalities within Clallam County. The funds raised from these trainings will be invested in the growth and development of our Community Impact work. 

Fees for these trainings are based on a sliding scale. Please contact us so that we can develop a program and fee structure specific to your organization's needs and interests. 

 


 

 

Where to Start

Consider these offerings as your organization begins to explore DEI. Or contact us to discuss your needs and interests and let us develop a program for you. 

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DEI: Good for People, Good for Communities

90 minutes | Virtual or In-Person

A good starting place for organizations interested in incorporating DEI into their workplace culture. Learn the basics of diversity, equity and inclusion and how to apply them. 

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Gender-Inclusive Practices

90 minutes | Virtual or In-Person

Learn how to identify gender-specific practices into your work and circles of influence. We offer this training as a 60-minute lesson. 

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Racism in America: A Historical Perspective 

120 minutes | Virtual or In-Person

Information about the history of racism in America with the purpose of better recognizing and putting into context racial inequities that continue to exist today.

 

 


 

 

Going Deeper

After your organization has a baseline understanding of the roots and realities of structural racism in America, consider going deeper with the following trainings.  

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White Privilege and White Fragility 

90 minutes | Virtual or In-Person

Examine the interlocking and mutually reinforcing forces of white privilege and white fragility. Learn to be in the discomfort of enjoying an unearned advantage as well as tools for how to dismantle it in your day-to-day life. 

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White Dominant / White Supremacy Culture: Identifying & Dismantling

90 minutes - Multiweek Course | Virtual or In-Person

Learn with what is meant by "white supremacy culture" or "white dominant culture." Become familiar with its characteristics and what it means to develop "antidotes" that can be employed within your organization. This training is available as a 60-minute overview or a multi-week course tackling your organization's chosen characteristics. 

 

 


 

 

Sliding Scale / Pricing Structure 

This is a sample fee structure. Please contact us to discuss your specific interests and needs so that we can tailor a program specific to your organization.

 

Description Duration Actual Rate

Nonprofit Rate

Full-day Training 6 - 8 hours $800 - $1,200 $720 - $1,080
Half-day Training 3 - 4 hours $400 - $650 $360 - $585
Quarter-Day Training 2 hours min. $225 $200

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Resources for Expanded Learning

Black Women's Blueprint; The sanctuary for the protection of Black women's sovereignty and dignity. 

Center for Antiracist Research; Working to build an antiracist society that ensures racial equity and social justice.

Color of Change; Working to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real. 

Colorlines; Disrupting Trauma, Embracing Collective Care

The Conscious Kid; An education, research and policy organization that supports families and educators in taking action to disrupt racism, inequity and bias.

Equal Justice Initiative; Committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Families Belong Together; A campaign by the National Domestic Workers Alliance

RAICES: The Refuge and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services

Showing Up for Racial Justice; A home for white people working for justice

Sister Song; Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

United We Dream; Fighting for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrants in the U.S.

Rachel Cargle; writer and educator who explores the intersection between race and womanhood. 

https://rachelcargle.com

Brittany Packnett Cunningham; Co-Founder of Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence, and host of Post Save the People. 

https://brittanypacknett.com

Ally Henny; Author and Christian commentator on race.

https://allyhenny.com

Ibram X. Kendi; Director of the Antiracism Center, and author of How To Be An Antiracist.

https://www.ibramxkendi.com

 

 


 

 

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