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Leading for Equity Impact

February 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating indefinitely

Leading for Equity Impact is a six-session workshop series that will invite participants to consider history, race, culture, power, and privilege through a national, local, and personal lens. Participants will grow their knowledge and understanding within their cohort, moving from awareness to concrete actions that can advance the values of Hawaiʻi, both in our personal relationships and as leaders and changemakers in our work and communities.

The series, designed and facilitated by Ophelia Bitanga-Isreal, Principal, Integridad Consulting; Kuʻulani Keohokalole, Principal, People Strategies Hawaiʻi; and Joyce Lee-Ibarra, Principal, JLI Consulting, is open to anyone who wants to learn more about how to create impact that leads to greater equity in Hawaiʻi.

  • Session 1: And So We Begin: Building a Foundation. Develop a foundational understanding of concepts and challenges to meaningfully engage in addressing racial inequities. What are the ideas we agree on, and what are the ones we struggle with?

  • Session 2: Seeing Our Present in Our Past. Recognize how the history of racism and colonialism play out in our modern-day lives.

  • Session 3: Holding Up a Mirror: Implicit Bias. Explore social norms held in place by implicit bias. How do these biases give power and privilege to some racial/ethnic groups over others? How do our notions about our own identities intersect with our implicit biases?

  • Session 4: Different Window, Same View: Power & Privilege. Consider the ways that, even in Hawaiʻi–the most diverse state in the country–many institutions and organizational structures echo racialized power structures on the continent. How do structural racism and/or racist policies reinforce power and privilege dynamics locally?

  • Session 5: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Organizational Systems. Uncover organizational systems that are upholding the status quo and fostering inequitable workplaces. Use an equity framework and tools to closely examine your organizations and develop action plans to begin addressing inequities.

  • Session 6: What Is An Ally? Active Anti-Racism & Social Justice. Move beyond “tolerance” and “appreciation” to taking action. Commit to continuous learning and improvement, along with accountability measures, to ensure that true individual and systemic change continues.


9:30-11:30am each of the following dates in 2021:

  • February 3, 17

  • March 3, 17, 31

  • April 14

Questions?  Email Leading for Equity Impact at