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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 Click HERE to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive with Diamond Strategies Register Now for... 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, [...]

By |2018-06-05T09:07:34+00:00June 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

White Allies 101: Being a Better Anti-Racist

"Inspiring, Achieving and Celebrating Inclusion" "'Currently operating in solidarity with’ is undeniably an action. It describes what a person is doing in the moment. It does not give credit for past acts of solidarity without regard for current behavior. It does not assume future acts of solidarity. It speaks only to the actions of the present." —Mia McKenzie Click HERE and improve your inter-cultural communication with Diamond Strategies White Allies 101: Being a Better Anti-Racist Register Now! 6/30  White Allies 101: Better Partners in Anti-Racists  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 [...]

By |2018-05-25T14:43:56+00:00May 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kanye is #Cancelled

  “Inspiring, Achieving, and Celebrating Inclusion” View this in your browser Kanye is #Cancelled By Matthew C. Whitaker, Ph.D. I don’t care about Kanye West’s alleged genius. I don’t care who he’s married to, how much money he has, or that he is Black.  He is #cancelled.  West appeared on TMZ on Tuesday and told millions of viewers that the 400-year enslavement of people of African descent in America was our “choice.”  What he said is not only ignorant, insensitive, and a-historical, it's morally reprehensible.  The reaction has been swift, intense, and utterly appropriate, and West has nobody but himself to blame.  The potentially mortal wound to his career is self-inflicted.  His [...]

By |2018-05-04T08:29:44+00:00May 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Communication is Key with Diamond Strategies

"Inspiring, Achieving and Celebrating Inclusion" "The truest expression of a people is in its dance and its music. Bodies never lie." —Agnes de Mille Click HERE and improve your inter-cultural communication with Diamond Strategies Register Now! ~ Spring and Summer Culture Quests: By popular demand, we are hosting a second Understanding the School-to-Prison Pipeline Culture Quest!  Out first (pictured on the right) "sold out," and many people have asked us to offer another one on a Saturday.  We are pleased to oblige due to the importance of the subject.  Please join us!  Education administrators, we urge you to participate and make it possible for those in your sphere to attend. 6/9  Understanding [...]

By |2018-04-29T12:09:34+00:00April 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Appeasement: Hate Speech and the End of the American Promise

  “Inspiring, Achieving, and Celebrating Inclusion” View this in your browser “We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was ‘legal’” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. The Letter from Birmingham Jail, 1963 “It is not enough that laws prohibit or punish all types of racial discrimination: these laws can be easily gotten around if the community for which they are intended does not fully accept them. To overcome discrimination, a community must interiorize the values that inspire just laws and live out, in day-to-day life, the conviction of equal dignity of all.” ~ Pontifical Commission on Justice and Peace, The Church and Racism: Towards a More Fraternal Society By [...]

By |2018-04-22T09:43:31+00:00April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Register Today! ~ Diamond Strategies Programming!

  "Inspiring, Achieving and Celebrating Inclusion" General Electric Human Resources Manager, Joyce Smith, reminds us that, as Ceasar Chavez stated, we need to cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this nation." Register Now! ~ Spring and Summer Culture Quests: 4/23  Understanding the School to Prison Pipeline  9:00am - 12:00pm The Anti-Defamation League defines the School-to-Prison Pipeline as “school policies and procedures that drive many of our nation’s 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 [...]

By |2018-03-09T10:56:24+00:00March 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diamond Strategies ~ Your Diverse Programming Leader

"Inspiring, Achieving and Celebrating Inclusion" In the video to the right, Diamond Strategies' Senior Project Manager, Cassondra L. Whitaker, reminds everyone that we are as diverse, equitable, and inclusive as we help our clients become. We are a majority-minority owned enterprise where women, in particular, play leading roles in helping others move from male/centered transactional cultures, to more consensus-based relational cultures. Education and Leadership Chandler, Arizona - February 26, 2018 The Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) has reaffirmed a commitment to use its influence as a public educational institution to teach students the value of an inclusive community and give them the tools to be culturally competent in our increasingly diverse society. The [...]

By |2018-02-26T08:05:32+00:00February 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diamond Strategies Contributes to Chandler Diversity and Inclusion Resolution

  In Coordination with Black Mothers Forum, the East Valley NAACP - Arizona, and the Chandler Unified School District, Diamond Strategies (CUSD) helped revise and complete the following Diversity and Inclusion Resolution, which was voted upon and passed unanimously by the CUSD Board on Wednesday, February 14th.  We look forward to continuing our work with CUSD to provide a diverse, inclusive, equitable, excellent, and safe environment for our students. “We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation.” — Cesar Chavez Our mission is to be the catalyst our clients are looking for to assist them in creating [...]

By |2018-02-18T14:08:19+00:00February 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Black by Popular Demand: New Black Leadership for a New Era

".... Leadership is not about a title or designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration.”   ~ Robin S. Sharma A Program Collaboration Date: February 27 / Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Brophy College Preparatory (Harper Great Hall), 4701 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012 Our Motivation Diamond Strategies is devoted to inspiring, achieving, and celebrating inclusive leadership. Brophy College Preparatory is committed to developing “men for others.” Together we acknowledge the need to merge our missions during this Black History Month, by illuminating members of a new, dynamic cadre of Black leaders, who are answering the call for new servant leadership. Our Action Diamond Strategies and Brophy College Preparatory offer this timely [...]

By |2018-02-16T20:08:06+00:00February 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Future is Now, Let us Show you How, with Diamond Strategies

“Inspiring, Achieving, and Celebrating Inclusion” White Parents, Black Children: Raising Children of Color in a Divided World Culture Quests Training and Staff Development Thematic and Motivational Speaking View this in your browser Events powered by EventBrite Copyright © 2018 Diamond Strategies, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email because you signed up for our newsletters on our site. Our mailing address is:                                                                   Diamond Strategies, LLC. 480-366-5980 60 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 900                                                                                                                                 Tempe, AZ 85281 Add us to your address book

By |2018-02-04T21:33:33+00:00February 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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