Building Equity and Allies with Diamond Strategies


“Inspiring, Achieving and Celebrating Inclusion”

Where justice is denied, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”  —  Frederick Douglass

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6/9  Understanding the School to Prison Pipeline II  8:00am – 12:00pm

The Anti-Defamation League defines the School-to-Prison Pipeline as “school policies and procedures that drive schoolchildren into a pathway that begins in school and ends in the criminal justice system. Behavior that once led to a trip to the principal’s office and detention, such as school uniform violations, profanity and ‘talking back,’ now often leads to suspension, expulsion, and/or arrest. Today, largely as a result of ‘zero tolerance’ policies, 3.3 million children are suspended or expelled from school each year, double the rate of the 1970s,” with black, disabled, and LGBTQ youth bearing the brunt of the disparity.

This Culture Quest will explain the school-to-prison pipeline and how to inoculate our youth against it. It will also explore the laws and rights that protect our students and caregivers against inequitable and unjust treatment, and the ways in which they can effectively organize and navigate the educational system to the benefit of our youth and educational equity and justice.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Mary Radcliffe, Diamond Strategies
Dr. Geraldine Peten, Arizona Legislature, District 4
Heather Hamel, Justice That Works

6/30  White Allies 101: Better Partners in Anti-Racism  8:00am – 12:00pm

Dr. David W. Campt, has asked an important question.  “Do you struggle, as a White person, to advance the cause of anti-racism in your community?” If so, you are not alone. “Many White allies are in need of effective tools to engage in honest and productive conversations about race with their White friends, relatives and neighbors.” They need skills and tools for outreach, engagement, and change making.
This Culture Quest will focus on “helping these allies have more effective encounters with people who are skeptical that racism is a problem.” Deploying Campts’ approach to ally building, and making use of proven persuasion techniques, this four-hour interactive workshop will provide participants with concrete skills and tools to advance anti-racism and racial equity.Please join us!  Policy makers, business leaders, educators, students, and communities are encouraged to participate and make it possible for those in your sphere to attend.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Dr. Matthew C. Whitaker
Founder and CEO
Diamond Strategies, LLC.

Is an award-winning historian, educator, entrepreneur, author, and speaker. He is also Editor-in-Chief of MCUVO!CE, and founder of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University. He is the Diversity Leadership Alliance 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Leader Award winner, and he specializes in U.S. history, Black history and life, race relations, diversity, equity and inclusion, and community relations. His forthcoming book is Undisputed Truth: A Millennial Journey Through Black Masculinity.

Guest Facilitators:

Michelle Dew

Diversity,Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE


  • Definitions
  • The Anatomy of White Privilege
  • The White Ally Checklist – John Raible
  • Role Playing Exercises
  • How to be Proactive
  • Sacrifice

Diamond Strategies consultants are distinguished and globally experienced diversity and inclusion experts, offering services to schools, non-profits, corporations, faith-based organizations, municipalities, and community groups.  We enable individuals and organizations to expand their horizons, and enhance their diversity and inclusion efforts, with timely, dynamic, and solutions-based learning.  Our goal is to be your partner in a larger effort to maximize our human and institutional potential.   Questions? Contact Diamond Strategies

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