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Friday, April 5, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Kent Denver School

Dr. Dena Samuels

At heart, Dr. Samuels is an educator with a passion for increasing people’s connection and sense of belonging in the world. She is also a springboard to help people reach their own and/or their organization’s inspired potential.

She is a Mindfulness-Based Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Author, Speaker, Leadership Trainer & Inspiration Coach. She is also an Assistant Professor in Women's and Ethnic Studies at UCCS.

The Culturally Inclusive Educator Workshop

This workshop will focus on how educators can meet the needs of an ever-growing multicultural population in order to create a welcoming, inclusive, and exciting classroom environment for all students. Through a combination of activities, Dr. Samuels will lead the group through a discussion of necessary preparation to overcome personal and institutional challenges to cultural inclusiveness (stereotype threats, microaggressions, colorblindness/identity-blindness, and implicit bias).