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Social Justice Workshop Bundle

“You don’t have to steal this – I am giving it away!” I say this at the start of almost every workshop because my audience doesn’t allow themselves space to participate.  Typically, audience members are taking notes on the activity instead of doing the activities.  The thought is that they can then replicate the program…

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But I Cannot Win

How devoted would Mother Theresa be to American Idol? Would Martin Luther King, Jr. prefer working on his golf game? If Mahatma Gandhi played video games would he keep it simple with Tetris or become a Guitar Hero champion? It is hard for me to even imagine these amazing leaders living a life of leisure,…

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Workshop Bundle – LGBT

“You don’t have to steal this – I am giving it away!” I say this at the start of almost every workshop because my audience doesn’t allow themselves space to participate.  Typically, audience members are taking notes on the activity instead of doing the activities.  The thought is that they can replicate the program and…

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Pettitt to counselors: What are we doing to carve out unity?

I recently got to keynote at the ACA 2017 Conference & Expo in San Francisco! What an amazing event it was!  I would like to share some of the highlights! Jessica Pettitt gives the keynote address at the ACA 2017 Conference & Expo in San Francisco on March 18. (Photo by Paul Sakuma Photography) Article…

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Practice Tools – I am… Safe Zone LGBT Ally Development DVD set

The “It Gets Better” campaign is good but it isn’t doing enough. It doesn’t get better for everyone. To make a difference, we need to examine ourselves, build, prepare, and support better LGBT Allies. I pulled together my three favorite interactive activities, and the facilitator guides too — to train Safe Zone trainers. This DVD…

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One Month Into Pre-Launch!

Just a reminder that I pre-launched my new book, Good Enough Now, on inauguration day, January 20th. and we are still looking for a lot more sales! I know that many of you received all of this information back in January, but just in case you forgot…. I am sending all the great information to…

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Tools to Track Your Response Patterns!

I was asked for years if I had some kind of practice tool so that audience members could get in the habit of noticing power dynamics around them.  I typically responded in a snarky way until it was pointed out to me that not everyone has the access to friends, colleagues, conferences, and the like…

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Get a Room! And … be Grateful!

From another isolated incident newsletter archives Another Isolated Incident… really says it all. Think about the last time — maybe over the last month — that you got angry at someone for behaving exactly the way you expected them to… doesn’t make any sense, does it? We have expectations of others and of ourselves and then…

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Showing Up White

I have served in a number of leadership roles at different camps, institutes, and retreats and have come face to face with a startling realization.  I came to realize that as a White person doing social justice work, even one with a firm understanding of the issues, I show up in an oppressive way as…

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Why Diversity Training Don’t Work!

In August 1,2016, Victor Lipman, of Howling Wolf Management Training, LLC., wrote a GREAT article for Forbes magazine, Why Doesn’t Diversity Training Work? As an experiment, I have been watching the article for the past few months to see how much attention it would get.  In my opinion-not enough.  With 1,440 (many of which are…

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