Our Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educator, Laura Stanton, has always had a passion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work. She loves being a resource and encouraging people to notice and talk about the differences that exist in our world. Many people were told NOT to notice differences, and therefore, are not comfortable or equipped with the tools and the skills to have conversations about differences. We need to change this mindset! If we start by recognizing all the ways we are similar, it's a bit easier to find room in our hearts and our minds to talk about differences, be more respectful of differences, and honor and celebrate the things that make us unique. Call or email Laura and she can help design a training workshop to get these important conversations started.

Resources:

FCS Resilient: Adapting, Changing, and Embracing Our Diversity (PDF)
Powerpoint presentation from the 2020 OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences State Conference
by Laura Stanton