The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Allies Training Certificate Program educates the Pratt community on important terms and concepts integral to an in-depth understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

DEI Allies are full-time and part-time faculty and staff that actively promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through intentional, conscious, and constructive efforts that benefit the entire Pratt community.

Objectives

  • Increase awareness of various dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Understand and examine intersections of identities, and how they affect individuals and their relationships with others
  • Create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all Pratt community members
  • Build a community of DEI Allies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across campus

The DEI Allies Training Certificate Program requires completion of all four topical sessions - Allyship & Intersectionality, Bias & Microaggressions, Cultural Appreciation, and Gender & Sexuality. All training sessions are two-hours and are offered on a rotating basis each fall and spring semester.

As a community, we are aware that language holds power and can be used to engage, support and even divide communities. It is also important to note that the language used to discuss power, privilege, racism, and oppression carries different meanings for different people. To better understand language and its proper use, please take a look at the Racial Equity Tools Glossary.

Training Sessions
 

Allyship & Intersectionality*

This workshop discusses the expectations of being an ally and the active nature of allyship. Participants will explore intersectionality by learning about primary and secondary identities and how they interplay with each other to create unique experiences for individuals.

Upcoming Sessions:
  • Wednesday, February 12, 3–5 PM
  • Tuesday, March 10, 3–5 PM
  • Monday, April 6, 10 AM–12 PM
Bias & Microaggressions

This workshop will have participants analyze how power and privilege influence oppression, discrimination, and stereotypes, and how that creates conscious and subconscious bias leading to microaggressions.

Upcoming Sessions:
  • Monday, February 10, 10 AM–12 PM
  • Tuesday, March 24, 10 AM–12 PM
  • Wednesday, April 15, 3–5 PM
Cultural Appreciation

This workshop helps participants understand how to navigate learning about and interacting with multicultural communities by examining the meanings of cultural awareness, appreciation, appropriation, and acceptance.

Upcoming Sessions:
  • Wednesday, February 19, 3–5 PM
  • Thursday, March 26, 10 AM–12 PM
  • Friday, April 24, 3–5 PM
Gender & Sexuality

This workshop explores the intricate differences between biological sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Participants will learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender, and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege.

Upcoming Sessions:
  • Friday, February 7, 10 AM–12 PM
  • Thursday, March 5, 10 AM–12 PM
  • Tuesday, April 21, 3–5 PM

To register for upcoming sessions, click here. For any questions or accommodations, please contact diversity@pratt.edu.

*This session serves as a pre-requisite for the Center for Teaching & Learning's Inclusive Pedagogy Institute Teaching Certificate (Summer 2020). This two-day faculty institute will focus on how educators create and sustain diverse and inclusive learning environments. Topics will include sustainable and equitable teaching strategies, facilitating difficult conversations, instructor transparency in the student-centered classroom, and teacher and student wellbeing pedagogies. For more information, contact ctl@pratt.edu.