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Social Justice Taskforce hosting training for employees Dec. 1

November 24, 2020

Jen Fry Talks

The President’s Social Justice Taskforce will be hosting a webinar training for all employees by nationally renowned social justice educator Jen Fry. Fry will present “Invisible Playbook: How to Create a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” via Zoom for all FinnU employees on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 10:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. A zoom link will be sent closer to the day.

“A key expression of the task force’s leadership is to engage the campus in collective reflection, discussion, and action,” said President Philip Johnson in an email to employees on November 20. “As an ELCA institution we are that kind of place where, together, students, faculty, and staff, commit to ‘identifying oppression and developing strategies that promote justice and heal the divisions that fragment the whole’ (Rooted and Open).  This event is another opportunity for us to live more fully into our shared vision for Finlandia and for humanity.”

A recording of the webinar will be available for employees who are unable to attend on Dec. 1. For more information or questions, please reach out to Cindy Cowell at cindy.cowell@finlandia.edu.

About Jen Fry Talks

JenFryTalks is a social justice education firm that uses conversation to educate and empower those within athletics through an anti-racist lens on issues of race, inclusion, intersectionality, diversity, and equity.

We facilitate conversation with small and large groups, athletic departments, athletic teams, staff, administrations, schools, affinity groups, identity groups and much more.

We use our antiracist lens to advise on best practices that will create equitable searches, hiring, onboarding practices, methods of retaining staff, retaining student-athletes, supporting student-athletes, staff and coaches, and community building.

We employ conversation to start discussing the tough topics at hand. Conversation, getting to know the person in front of you, and seeing the humanity in one another can make the hard conversations seem a little easier.

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