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When you think of moments of activism that stick with you, it is not just about the subject of the protest, but also the people involved. As human beings, we all live for a narrative, a story that we can tell ourselves to make sense of the world.
People often embrace moments based on how it emotionally connects with them, but also their ability to imagine themselves as fairly represented by your efforts. This week, we are going to talk about diversity in action, and building the actions you have to effectively represent your communities.
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importance of diversity in your organization. Many voices make sure you do not fall into traps that divide your group away from intersectionality. When you plan activities, you have to remember that diversity needs to be present as well.
Having a diverse group as part of your leadership and planning does not matter much if the events you stage makes it difficult for them to participate.If your events suddenly turn very monochrome or are difficult for people to participate then you risk your diversity in the organization being viewed as tokenization. So, let’s talk about how to build events that are inclusive and give people a voice.