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Decolonizing Data and Language Part 1

Oct 19, 2022 11:30AM – Oct 19, 2022 1PM Virtual

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. Register now! Limited spots available.


20% off for groups of five or more. The group discount is applied when 5 or more people are registered at one time.

When checking out, you will have the option to pay via credit card or purchase order/check. Please contact Hannah Kaare if purchase order is selected.

PLEASE NOTE: You will receive a confirmation email after your registration has been approved. This process may take up to 3 business days.


Join our professional development workshop and learn how data and language can illuminate systemic change.

In this introduction to Decolonizing Data and Language, participants will explore the dangers of labels and “othering”, deficit language terms and more.  This 90-minute workshop is for you if:  

  • You want to stop the psychological process of demonizing communities of people for systemic failures  
  • You want to advocate for changes to policies, systems, and funding at the local, county, and state level 
  • You want to identify gaps and barriers in services and processes 
  • You want to better align resources and tailor support to address root causes 

Space is limited: A maximum of 100 people can register and a minimum number of 20 is required in order for the workshop to run effectively.

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Penny Smith, Director, Learning and Impact

Penny Smith,
Director, Learning and Impact

Cristina Pacione-Zayas, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor

Cristina Pacione-Zayas,
PhD, Senior Policy Advisor

Decolonizing Data and Language Workshops

Re-examine Your Messaging

Your team can deepen their understanding of how data and the words we use can dehumanize and deflect from focusing on systemic flaws with a private training. Structural racism is baked in our systems, and we offer a part one and two of this workshop as well as a hybrid version of the two. Your team will walk away with ways to effectively use data and language to illuminate systemic barriers and reveal root causes.

Learn more about the workshop