“Equity in EE” Learning Community Launches!

Have you been seeking a space for continued learning around equity and justice for individual and organizational change? If you answered yes, then our “Equity in EE” Learning Community may be for you!

In our continued efforts to explore authentic and meaningful transformation in the field of environmental education, we invite you to become part of our “Equity in EE Learning Community”. During the “Building the Foundation: Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” course offered in June 2018 by the Center for Diversity and the Environment, participants identified the need for a confidential space for courageous conversations around inclusiveness, equity and justice, racism, and power dynamics in supporting individual and organizational change.

Launched in 2018 and meeting quarterly, our learning community will establish working agreements among all participants and will use a peer consultation model. We recognize that discussing equity and justice issues can sometimes be challenging and uncomfortable, but can lead to great growth when explored within a supportive community. We also acknowledge that people are in different places in their own journeys within this space, and that this is a process of lifelong learning and growth.

Shared Learnings from Past Gatherings:

Equity in EE Learning Community – December 2018

An Equitable Field of EE-2

April 15th Racial Equity Conversation Notes

May 6th Racial Equity Conversation Notes

Upcoming Gatherings:

No gatherings planned right now. Please check back for updates.

Past Gatherings:

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 4-5:30 p.m. 2nd Virtual conversation about the 21 day racial equity challenge
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 4-5:30 p.m. Virtual conversation about the 21 day racial equity challenge
Saturday, December December 7, 2019: NM Proud: Exploring Equitable Education Outdoors
Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Albuquerque
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. in Albuquerque – “What could equitable EE look like?”
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. in Santa Fe – “Why does social justice belong in our schools and organizations?”
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. in Albuquerque

Light refreshments will be provided at each quarterly session. Sessions will follow the format below:

5:00-5:20 p.m. Orientation for new participants (clarification around working agreements and time for questions about what to expect)
5:20-5:30 p.m. Introduction to peer coaching process and working agreements
5:30-6:30 p.m. Small group discussions using peer coaching model
6:30-6:45 p.m. Whole group sharing of “Aha!” moments
6:45-7:00 p.m. Wrap-up and socializing