Room 2
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English
Talk
Everyone
Radical Inclusion is Hard AF

Short thesis

Now very close friends, Chanell Scott Contreras and Joanna Dueweke-Perez originally had a difficult time building a working relationship. Coming from different lived experiences, races, and positions within the company, the two had to make the radical choice of inclusion in order to get things done together. That path, however, was hard AF and fraught with vulnerability. It's not enough to "be a good person."

Description

Now very close friends, Chanell and Joanna originally had a difficult time building a working relationship. Coming from different lived experiences, races, and positions within the company, the two had to make the radical choice of inclusion in order to get things done together. That path, however, was hard AF and fraught with vulnerability. Through that work, though, the two women did so much more than get the job done -- they found friendship, a deep appreciation of one another’s work, and a commitment to helping others become empowered through inclusion. Join Joanna and Chanell as they share about their path to radical inclusion and the practical choices we all can make to transcend difference. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Welcoming people into the spaces you occupy is the first step to inclusion

  • Real inclusion will cause tension, and that is okay; how we choose to deal with the tension is what can make inclusion so radical 

  • Real inclusion won’t look like racial reconciliation movie; this anti-racism work is hard AF