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November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm PDT
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How can you decolonize the way you live, work and serve your team & community?
The impacts of colonialism can be found throughout our personal, organizational and societal beliefs and behaviors. Decolonizing our ways of being in relationship with each other – at home, at work and beyond – is a liberatory practice.
This November during American Indian Heritage month, we joined this free virtual event to learn from the panelists, connect with an anti-oppression community of leaders, and ask our questions. We dug in to discuss:
- The ongoing impacts of colonization, particularly in North America and the Caribbean
- How colonial mindsets and structures are reinforcing extractive processes today, leading to disconnection from the self & others
- Questions to ask yourself to begin unlearning the ways you unknowingly reinforce colonialism
- Ways to begin decolonizing your leadership and team’s ways of working
- How the panelists are decolonizing DEI, creating a worker-first job search app, and organizing in Jamaica & across the Caribbean to remove the British monarch as head of state
- The part you can uniquely play in the collective work of decolonizing our homes, workplaces and world
PLAY Unlearning Colonialism:
Meet the Panel:
Adria McMichael (she/her), the Founder and CEO of Job Swiper, grew up in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her Weimaraner Kingsley. She is creating a tech startup Job Swiper that believes that every seat at the board table can, and should, be filled with traditionally targeted people who are not traditionally seen in the technology ecosystem.
The cornerstone to her company, and to her belief system, is that Black and Indigenous folks can change the way we do business; for the better. Creating ecosystems of humans that are neurodivergent, Black and Indigenous, communal, and with the next 7 generations in mind. Her journey includes ensuring that kids, and adults, that look like her and her family never doubt that they belong at any table they want to sit at.
Adria graduated from the University of Washington, and since has worked in the start-up and tech world her entire career — but relishes every moment in the woods, beaches, mountains, and rivers of Washington State which give her the energy to keep going.
To support Adria’s mission, donate directly to the development of Job Swiper on Venmo @JobSwiper.
Kohenet YA (she/her) is a Hebrew Priestess of Liberation, bringing 25+ years of experience supporting people in reclaiming their heart, magick & sovereignty. As a self-described Jewyorican (NY Jewish + Puerto Rican) poet, she weaves words & Jewish liturgy with multi-dimensional frequencies that support our embodied complexities and erotic necessities. From the boardrooms to the prisons, schoolrooms to businesses she helps folks unpack the distortions and dispel dissonance, so that they can reclaim their fullest self.
A Jewish Priestess initiated through the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, YA has been certified in Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience by the Center for Justice & Peace-building. She is a Certified Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Practitioner, and has become sought after for her work decolonizing the practice of DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion). You can join her upcoming course, Longing for Liberation: a series on becoming unrecognizable. The first session was: “Why ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ Aren’t Enough.”
Professor Rosalea Hamilton (she/her) is CEO of the LASCO Chin Foundation. Recently she has been recognized for her work as Coordinator within the Advocates Network Jamaica, in the collective push across the Caribbean to republicanize and remove the British monarch as head of state.
Rosalea was Vice President at the University of Technology, Jamaica (2008 to 2018). She also established & led The MSME Alliance, a network of small business organizations, for ten years. She also established the Institute of Law & Economics and worked as a consultant and public educator on trade, governance, gender and other areas of economic and social development.
Rosalea has taught at graduate and undergraduate levels in Jamaica and the US, and was Special Advisor and Trade Policy Consultant in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (2000-2003) as well as Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Jamaica (May 2006-Sept 2007). Rosalea is currently a Board Director for LASCO Manufacturing Limited and National Integrity Action, a corruption watchdog organization. As Chair of the Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance, she is leading a Caribbean Tree Planting Project in 22 Caribbean countries/territories.
And meet your host… 🎙️ Lindsey T. H. Jackson! (she/her)
Lindsey is a creative force in motion. Every year, organizations and outlets like MoPOP, the Washington State GSBA and King5 News call on her to guide thousands of individuals through their shared journeys of Unlearning our culturally patterned biases and traumas. And now, we’re fortunate enough to be one of them!
Through her ongoing research on the root causes of our Western culture of pressure and burnout, Lindsey has spent over 15 years clearing the path to wellness & liberation alongside leaders, teams, and organizations.
And today, she’s the CEO creating the future of work with her team at LTHJ Global — leading the organizational Diversity, Equity & Inclusion evolution from the inside out.
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We explored this together in the shared space of our virtual Zoom event on Unlearning Colonialism.
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