Acknowledging and Addressing Our Institutional Histories

Acknowledging and Addressing Our Institutional Histories

20-minute Spotlight Sessions

Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Chris Matuseski , Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota  |  Tonya Hampton , Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Description

Acknowledging our roots—from our institutions’ founders until today—can surface problematic histories situated within systems of oppression. As Planned Parenthood entered its 100th year, it intentionally confronted its own history, from its founder’s connections to the eugenics movement and early issues of informed consent among people of color, to how to create an inclusive environment today and face head-on challenges related to equity and inclusion.

In this presentation, panelists from Planned Parenthood and other organizations will share stories, tactics, and outcomes in addressing organizational histories boldly and with humility, while simultaneously tackling challenges still faced today—creating space and utilizing tools to allow both for radical and immediate action, while bridging through intentional evaluation and training to accommodate those who may not be ready to move so quickly.

Learning Outcomes:

  • A checklist of tools and sample resources to use in building frameworks for inclusion, equity, and intercultural competence
  • An opportunity for discussion at tables and with panelists/presenters to start examining your/your institution’s own history
  • An opportunity to consider and troubleshoot potential pitfalls and barriers