The institutional spaces in our society have been predicated upon white supremacy, thus, it requires us to survey historic information and contemporary data to examine issues through a DEI lens. Participants will learn DEI concepts and vocabulary, engage in self-reflective practice, role-play various scenarios, and act to address systemic dilemmas shrouded by policy and laws in the workplace, boardroom, and classroom with use of a rubric.

March 1- March 22, 2023, Wednesdays from 6-8 PM

Where: Hybrid
Course Code: PS908
Cost: $300

Email profstudies@lasell.edu for info on special pricing for groups, non-profits, community leaders, and Lasell staff, and faculty.

About the instructor

Meet the Instructor

Lavette Coney is an ardent educator who has extensive professional experience as a person of color in education.  She taught at the Fessenden School in West Newton, Ma. since 2001 where she serves the ELL Co-Chair, teaches English and U.S. History and has founded both an affinity group for boy of African descent and an ethnic/gender-based focus group for upper schoolboys.  Lavette lectures for the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

Lavette has also developed various workshops and conferences on diversity and inclusion for students and teachers and has done research on teacher self-reflection and implicit bias.

Lavette has a B.A. in Education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and an M.A. at the Teachers College, Columbia University, Tokyo/NY.