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Decolonizing Data and Language Part 1: Advance Racial Equity & Systemic Solutions

Learn how labels can dehumanize individuals and communities and contradict our advocacy efforts in our workshop, Decolonizing Data and Language Part 1: Advance Racial Equity & Systemic Solutions.

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Join our VIRTUAL 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 engaging workshop is for you if you want to:

  • Disrupt the process of blaming communities for systemic failures
  • Advocate for changes to policies, systems, and funding allocations
  • Identify gaps and barriers in services and processes
  • 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.

Price: $250 per participant 

Discount available at $200 per person to organizations planning to register five or more participants.

Get a Discount Code for Decolonizing Data and Language Part 2 (April or May) when you register!


Penny Smith, Director, Learning and Impact
Cristina Pacione-Zayas, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor

PLEASE NOTE: You will receive a confirmation email approving your registration after payment is completed or a purchase order number is provided.

For questions about the workshop details, contact Erikson’s Policy & Leadership Department at For questions about payment, contact

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