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A Virtual 3-Part Series:

Session 1: Understanding Systemic Racism

Session 2: Am I a Part of the Problem: Explore One’s Identities

Session 3: Generate Leadership Conversations

Participants will spend three one-hour sessions exploring various concepts of diversity, inclusion and social justice using Adams, Bell & Griffin (2016) as a framework. The foundational session will explore systems and systemic oppression, as well as provide common definitions. The second session will be focused on self-work and exploring one’s identities. The third session will provide a variety of resources and tools to build one’s “toolbox” for application and sharing of the previously explored concepts.

Participants will:

  • Be able to define diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice
  • Explore their identities and be able to name their privileged and oppressed identities & how they show up in the work they do
  • Gain a variety of tools for application of materials to their work

Our Speaker

Dr. Precious Porras currently services as an Assistant Vice Provost for Equity & Inclusion and the University of Kansas. She has over 16 years of progressive experience working in higher education. Proven leadership, supervision, collaborative and communication skills. Significant experience in social justice & diversity and inclusion education, program development, cultural competence and recruitment and retention of marginalized populations.

She values opportunities to establish programs, policies and practices that build more equitable, accessible and inclusive learning, workplace, and communities.  She is a new mom, loves dogs, reading and is an avid cruiser (pre-COVID). She is a proud TRiO alum and first-generation college student who completed her undergraduate BS degree at Northwest Missouri State University in psychology and sociology, her master’s at Emporia State University in Counseling and her doctorate from the University of Kansas in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. 


CMP is a talent and transition firm in the business of developing people and organizations across the full talent life cycle. They assist with Executive search, On Demand Recruitment, Talent. Acquisition Strategy, and leadership development, to organization development and career transition support. CPM has experienced leaders across the talent life cycle.


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