Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) on Zoom Meeting

DAW AAUW DEI on ZOOM (2023-11-07)

Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek AAUW DEI Committee

Tuesday, November 7th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Our Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) group had a very productive meeting on Zoom on November 7.  About 10 of us participated.  We decided not to record our meeting so that our zoom is a safe space for everyone to voice their thoughts.  Above is the slidedeck from our November 7 DEI on Zoom meeting.

We shared our DEI group’s purpose and planning,  and learned about the definition of “Diversity”, “Equity”, “Inclusion”, and “Micro-aggression”.  We gleamed on “how to handle difficult conversation” and said we would need to discuss this more, possibly a little bit every time we meet.

We studied one real life example of a Micro-aggression case of a writing that had been circulating called “I Once Was a Normal Person” and discussed what is the “Meta-Communication” or the covert message that the author was trying to convey.  We used National AAUW’s webinar The Microintervention Anti-bias Workshop  as our guide and determine how we should deal with this.

As a follow-up, we hope everyone can review our attachment and click the above link to view the Anti-Bias Workshop webinar.  It was a very productive DEI on Zoom meeting and I received quite a few comments and thank yous afterwards for our first Diversity Equity and Inclusion’s “informative and important work”.  My special thanks to Ogie Strogatz, our co-president, for helping to put our slide-deck together and co-host our meeting.

Teresa Cheung 
Diversity Equity Inclusion Officer, DAW-AAUW

“Embody the goals and spirit of equity, inclusion, diversity and intersectionality across all AAUW activities and participants, prioritizing women of color.” (AAUW national strategic plan)