This 90-minute interactive workshop explains how deficit language dehumanizes and deflects from the structural racism and flaws baked into our systems, and offers ways to effectively use data to illuminate systemic barriers and reveal root causes.
Using labels, deficit language and problematic data infographics when advocating for children and families can have unintended consequences that dehumanizes people and populations. This common practice places the onus of systemic problems on those individuals experiencing the negative consequences of structural racism.
Participants will explore (1) the dangers of labels and “othering;” (2) deficit language terms; (3) applying a structural analysis to data and using organizational data to focus on internal structures and processes; and (4) how language changes can advance public awareness of the need to create systemic solutions to systemic problems.
This session was developed for professionals who are engaged in creating systemic change and will provide a lens that helps to:
Penny Smith, Director, Early Childhood Leadership Academy
Cristina Pacione-Zayas, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor
20% off for groups of five or more. The group discount is applied when 5 or more people are registered at one time.
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