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Summit for Action: IDEAS Workshop

Inclusivity in education, interpretation and the environmental movement is critical to building and maintaining thriving community spaces and a healthy planet for all.

Inclusive Denver: Equity and Accessibility Summit for Action (IDEAS for Action)

Save the Date: August 19-21, 2020
Location: Virtual Learning From Your Home

Over the last few weeks we have witnessed an explosive national conversation around justice, equity and inclusion. The scenes of protest have laid bare the struggle for racial equity in America. Cities are proving that progress is possible when dialogues are sustained over time and a wide range of stakeholders are included to create opportunities for healing. We must use this moment to galvanize a greater sense of urgency and a greater sense of community solidarity. The Summit for Action model brings together a variety of community leaders and key stakeholders to develop shared understanding around the steps needed to inspire and drive social change around Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion issues. The vision of Summit for Action is to be a catalyst for action that creates a more equitable world. This is done through facilitating dialogue and creating cross-sector partnerships to tackle these complex social problems.

​The IDEAS for Action Summit is brought to you through a partnership with Denver Arts & Venues , Butterfly Pavilion and Ecoinclusive. This year, the summit will be held virtually. This event facilitates thought-provoking discussions and provides solutions-based recommendations for Justice, Equity, Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion in Denver area organizations. IDEAS for Action brings together leaders and key stakeholders, and features a mix of planned and open space conference sessions intended to help Metro Denver organizations build diverse workplaces and increase community impact.

The Summit will host local thought leaders on equity, diversity and inclusion who will engage in dialogue and agenda-building sessions. There will also be small group sessions and opportunities for collaboration to design real world solutions.

Website: summitforaction.org

Summit Dates: Wednesday 19 – Friday, August ​21, 2020

​Day 1 – Wednesday
5:30-7:30 pm Opening Ceremonies and Community Social
​Day 2 -Thursday
Workshops and Panel Sessions 9:00– 5:00 p.m.
Day 3- Friday
Workshops and small group sessions 9:00– 5:00 p.m.

Summit Registration Cost:
$55.00 per person until July 10th
$75.00 per person after July 10th

This year the summit will be held virtually. This event facilitates thought-provoking discussions and provides solutions-based recommendations for Justice, Equity, Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion in Denver area nonprofits. IDEAS for Action brings together leaders and key stakeholders, and features a mix of planned and open space conference sessions intended to help Metro Denver organizations build diverse workplaces and increase community impact.​
The Summit will host local thought leaders on equity, diversity and inclusion that will engage in dialogue and agenda building sessions. There will also be small group sessions and opportunities for collaboration to design real world solutions.

Tools Needed: Open Mind, High Speed Internet Connection and Computer

Questions about the conference? Contact Parker at pmcmullenbushman@butterflies.org .

To learn more about Summit for Action, visit their website at www.summitforaction.org

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Other Inclusivity Offerings

Inclusivity in education, interpretation and the environmental movement is critical to building and maintaining thriving community spaces and a healthy planet for all. Each workshop will include exercises, discussions, reflection and planning sessions that will allow participants to become familiar with culturally competent approaches to community engagement, workplace inclusivity and project planning. These workshops are open to all but are presented with special attention to the challenges faced in the fields of Education, Parks and Recreation, Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums.

INDIVIDUAL CULTURAL COMPETENCY 101: Cultural competence is a key factor in enabling educators and interpreters to be effective with participants from cultures other than their own. Through a series of exercises, discussions and self-reflective activities participants will examine their personal cultural competence, increasing their ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with all people. Participants will develop awareness and build skills which will lead to increased ability to understand their cultural shaping as individuals and examine ways to be more inclusive in messaging and programming.

Virtual 3 hour program-  $600

POWER, PRIVILEGE, & OPPRESSION: Understanding privilege is a key component to anti-oppression work. This workshop explains privilege and how it operates. Participants will have had an opportunity to discuss openly topics of race, class, ability, oppression, and power/privilege  Participants learn how to successfully navigate privilege in society and professional workspaces.

Virtual 2 hour program – $400

EXAMINING UNCONSCIOUS BIAS: We all bring unconscious biases into the workplace. These deeply subconscious attitudes span race, gender, appearance, age, wealth and much more. They influence everything from the neighborhood you live in, to the employee you promote and the one you don’t. These biases are reflexively triggered without our knowledge, they are virtually unnoticeable. Our unconscious biases are hidden. Although we are unaware of them they influence our beliefs about and behavior toward others. This workshop focuses on the implicit attitudes or stereotypes that shape how we engage others and make decisions in the workplace.

3 hr virtual program – $600

Virtual Keynote Speech  – upon request

Please message registrar@butterflies.org with any inquiries around these programs or with any questions/concerns around payment.