The Intersectionality of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We’ve all heard the terms diversity, equity, and inclusion get thrown around at the organization we’ve been employed at. Depending on where you’ve worked, DEI trainings could have been a routine practice or non-existent. It’s critical that organizations not only have DEI policies and practices in place, but that they are continuously exploring new information on these topics to further their education to maintain relevance.

DEI covers a lot of ground and can be taken in several directions. Here, we’re focusing on how DEI intersects with survivors.This lesson aims to highlight why DEI is important in anti-trafficking organizations, how to dismantle power dynamics for survivors, and how to create an environment that promotes psychological safety.

About the Presenter:

Lex Smith is a lived experience advocate for victims of violent crime and a resource to organizations that serve survivors for over a decade. Her research based education in the neuropsychology of healing allows a holistic perspective into the needs of marginalized populations. 

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