Homelessness 101: Exploring Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging
November 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Homelessness 101 is comprised of a series of 7 trainings covering basic content & best practices relevant and necessary for all people working in housing and homeless services. September-November 2023 will address all 7 topics. You do not have to attend them all or in any particular order.
Course Description: We hear and see the need for our spaces and the work we do to center and honor equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, but what does this mean? What do these terms mean and why are they important? How might we engage in making these things foundational in our work and not add-ons? What role does bias play in this work and how do we work to minimize it and its impacts? What about the importance of connection to help nurture equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in our work?
Exploring Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging will begin the work of addressing these questions. We do this through shared learning and growing space, which includes taking in some learning, contributing your voice and knowledge, and engaging in activities and reflection.
Join us for 90-minutes of exploring and learning and 30-minutes of debrief and conversation.
Presenter Bio: LaKesha Kimbrough is an experienced youth and family advocate, and warrior for racial and social justice and liberation. As a result of her commitment to healing and liberation, she recently founded LK Consulting & Coaching. In this role LaKesha has the honor of partnering with organizations to bring engaging workshops centering healing as a vital component of renewal, transformation, and liberation. She also partners with individuals to support their personal work on their journeys to heal, renew, and transform.
LaKesha envisions individuals and communities living in wholeness. She values, among other things, compassion, relationship, and truth. LaKesha believes strongly in the power of story, connection, and shared learning. She enjoys facilitating workshops and trainings that support deeper understanding and appreciation of self and others and that promote and aid healing.
LaKesha is blessed to be the mother of an amazing young woman, daughter of a phenomenal Mother, and descendant of beautifully resilient ancestors (and lives her life seeking to be a good ancestor). She enjoys reading, writing, baking, knitting, taking walks, and being near the water.
How to register: Registration below is broken into Member & Non-Member. If you are unsure whether you are part of a member organization or would like more information about membership, please contact Michele. If you choose to pay by credit card, you will be walked through payment process and receive an automated email confirming your payment and registration. If you choose to pay by check, you will receive an invoice from MESH. Payment is expected prior to training date. Please contact Michele if scholarship help is needed. You may register more than 1 person at a time and note the names in the space provided. I will send out the Zoom link to participants the day prior to the training. If you do not see the reminder email with the link – please check your spam/junk folder or email Michele right away.