We cannot dive into Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) without knowledge of the sociohistorical context, of the transmission of generational trauma, and of the influence of intersectionality on world views and beliefs. The goal of this training is to provide a foundational knowledge and understanding of DEI principles for individuals, organizations and communities.
DEI implementation and training is a bit of buzz phrase right now; however, foundational understanding is missing. This session will provide various perspectives from those who have been historically marginalized. During this webinar there will be plenty of room for asking questions, seeking clarification, understanding the importance of historical and social context, and viewing the world through the lenses of underrepresented, underserved, historically marginalized communities of color. It is an opening for individuals to learn firsthand how these factors impact families and how they navigate the world.
Participants in this webinar will:
- Learn foundational information on the historical context of DEI and how to implement this knowledge into their work.
- Identify key components associated with the impact of historical trauma and how historical context affects non-Anglo-Saxon/White communities.
- Learn how transmission of generational trauma presents itself within non-Anglo-Saxon/White communities.
Jennifer Horn, MSW, is a care manager at the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging in Colorado Springs and has spent nearly two decades researching older LGBT adults’ transmission of trauma, historical context, intersectionality and racial injustice. She is an active member of American Society on Aging’s equity and justice advisory council and an ASA RISE inaugural cohort Fellow. She volunteers with Spark the Change Colorado and is a board member with ZAMI NOBLA (National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging). In 2022, she was the awardee of the Pikes Peak Region DEI Champions in Advocacy award. Additionally, she is a published co-author in the Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. As a community researcher, she has worked with ZAMI NOBLA completing a mixed methods research study and with UNC–Chapel Hill, Department of Social Medicine: Meeting the pandemic needs of older sexual minority women.
This is the first webinar in the Leading Change in Aging Through DEI Accountability series co-hosted by the Aging and Disability Business Institute and the American Society on Aging.