Talking Inclusion, Self-Determination, KWANZAA, and More with Desiree Adaway

Stepping Into Truth: Conversations on Race, Gender, and Social Justice


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In this conversation Desiree and I take on the issues of inclusivity, the values of Kwanzaa, what it’s like to walk through the world as a black woman, the challenges of creating a truly new world, and so much more. I loved this engaging and inspiring conversation and I think you will too.

Desiree Adaway is a seasoned nonprofit consultant and facilitator. All of her presentations have a mix of thought provoking content presented with humor and wit. When she teaches she makes a point to connect with every person, and create a safe space for their growth.

She is known by staff, senior leadership, peers, and partners as being great at open, honest, and productive conversations. She is not afraid of addressing anything that gets in the way of great work. Her style is positive, approachable, engaging, service-oriented and audience-centered.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram Kendi
White Fragility by Robin Di Angelo
Liberatory Consciousness by Barbara Love

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