Antiracism Study Dialogue Circles (ASDIC)
About: ASDIC Metamorphosis provides antiracism dialogue experiences that build awareness, knowledge, communication across structures of domination, and motivation and commitment. It is based in St. Paul but operates across Minnesota and beyond. ASDIC customizes its workshops to the particular focus and formats needed by organizations.
Key Contact: Bob-e Simpson Epps
Address: 2353 Youngman Ave, #111
About: Bob-e Simpson Epps works to enhance the operations and effectiveness of organizations in both the public and private sectors. Deeply committed to strong, healthy and resilient communities, she uses her expertise to build and sustain diverse environments. She believes in the richness each voice brings to any conversation, situation or need. She engages others in creating systems with community-based and culturally specific approaches to address trauma and stress-induced health issues in the lives of children. She is trained in Diversity Assessment/Management, ASDIC (Antiracism Dialogue Circles), Developing High Performance Organizations, and more.
About: Our communities are divided on important issues. There are ways to understand, clarify and connect despite differences. I am committed to bridging confusion and disconnection by following curiosity and illuminating questions to build greater understanding.
Carol Fogarty Consulting
Key Contact: Carol Fogarty
Address: 1889 Birmingham St., Maplewood, MN 55109
About: Carol Fogarty has been doing Training & Development work for over 30 years in a variety of settings including the non-profit, private and government sector. Carol’s primary focus over the past 15 years has been on leading and consulting with organizations doing equity work. Her special areas of training expertise include: the IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory), Facing Intercultural Conflict, Understanding & Dismantling Racism and Authentic Race Dialogues. Carol is passionate about partnering with organizations and the community to enhance relationships and improve outcomes for all. Carol is a member of several equity leadership teams as well as an active member of Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC).
Carole Gupton, Independent Consultant
Key Contact: Carole Gupton, Ph.D.
Address: 1604 W. 132nd Street, Burnsville, MN 55337
About: Dr. Carole Gupton is an independent consultant in the areas of educational leadership and equity. Her career spans over 40 years and includes teacher, special education coordinator, principal in Minneapolis Public Schools and an administrator at the University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development. Dr. Gupton received her doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota. Over the past four years she has worked as an independent consultant with a variety of school districts both locally and nationally on equity, school improvement, organizational development, adaptive leadership.
Clark Diversity Consultants
About: Clark Diversity Consultants aim to assist organizations develop a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that diversity and inclusion is more than just a catch phrase. We believe that organizations should reflect the diversity of their communities. We further contend that for most organizations to be truly committed to diverse and inclusive workplaces, cultural adjustments often need to be made. With our team of Ph.D. educated specialists and consultants, we are uniquely qualified to provide guidance to organizations and their leaders regarding how to successfully integrate diversity into their organization and build inclusive cultures which recognize the value and unique perspectives that individuals bring with them to work.
Discussions That Encounter
Address: 1118 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
About: The organization hosts meetings on the second and fourth Thursday of each month to bring together people from diverse backgrounds to discuss topics related to race and racism and build new relationships.
Dave Ellis Consulting, LLC
About: Dave Ellis Consulting (DEC) is dedicated to using Worldview Intelligence and the Art of Hosting Conversations That Matter for training on equity and inclusion, strategic planning and community engagement. He has done trainings for nonprofits and government agencies with groups ranging in size from 10 to 2,000 people. Ellis is a leader in trainings on exploring the impact of early childhood trauma on adults and has been instrumental in conversations on race, power, and privilege in Minnesota. DEC engages others to create system-wide, community-based and culturally-specific approaches to address trauma- and stress-induced health issues in the lives of African American men and boys. Ellis is a Certified Master Trainer on the impact of trauma on the neurobiology and brain development of children prenatal through 3 years of age, epigenetics, the Adverse Childhood Experiences study (ACE Study) and individual and community resilience and capacity building.
About: EdChange is a team of passionate, experienced, and established educators dedicated to equity, diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. With this shared vision, we are collaborating to develop resources, workshops, and projects that contribute to progressive change in ourselves, our schools, and our society. We offer a variety of projects and resources, workshops and consulting services, and scholarship grounded in equity and social justice in schools and communities. Collectively, EdChange has decades of experience providing workshops, presentations, assessment, training-of-trainers, and other forms of consulting and staff development for P-12 schools, colleges and universities, community organizations, government organizations, and others.
Equity Alliance MN (formerly EMID)
Address: 6063 Hudson Road, Suite 218, Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: Dr. Jean Lubke, 651-379-2675
About: Equity Alliance MN is a joint powers collaborative of several school districts in the metro area which provides programs and services to any organization for the purpose of systemic educational equity and integration.
Equity Leadership to Drive Student Success
About: Kitty Gogins focuses on helping E-16 education leaders deliver an equitable learning environment to drive student success. She offers customized work sessions and training to help leaders understand why an equitable learning environment is important, what needs to change for it to happen, and how to drive the transformation. She has extensive background as a strategic planner and in providing strategic guidance to educational entities.
Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC)
About: FREC works collaboratively and democratically toward just, equitable, antiracist communities. Its main work is hosting an annual “Overcoming Racism Conference.” It is a loose collective of organizations and individuals committed to overcoming racism in Minnesota, and does not have legal standing such as a corporation, non-profit, etc.
Hackman Consulting Group
About: A broad-based group of trainers, teachers and experts from multiple disciplines capable of addressing all of your organization’s needs regarding deep diversity, equity and social justice issues.
Lila Kelly Associated, LLC & DiversityIntegration.com
About: Lila Kelly has worked in the DEI arena for over 20 year, for K-12, government, nonprofit, healthcare and corporate organizations. She provides consulting in developing inclusive hiring practices, organizational assessment, and strategic DEI action planning. She also provides workshops and online training courses on Integrating Diversity and Inclusion into the Hiring Process, based on her own research, which identify biases and barriers for diverse applicants and offers employers methods to eliminate those barriers, both at the individual and systemic levels. Lila has led a Diversity Discussion Group, free and open to the public, for over 17 years where all topics related to diversity and racism in our lives and workplaces are addressed and courageous conversations take place.
About: Igniting enduring cross-cultural connections through intentional social interaction, Marnita’s Table was founded to break down the barriers of race, class and culture in order to build authentic, positive and productive relationships. We have created a new model for direct dialogue between the traditionally powerless and the powerful leading to new effective connections in order to deliver socially just systems change.
Marquis Coaching and Consulting
Key Contact: Marquita Stephans
About: Marquis Coaching and Consulting uses “The Art of Transformation,” a coaching practice specializing in helping people through periods of transition; consulting in organizational effectiveness and facilitating change.
Minnesota Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education
About: MN-NAME is dedicated to ensuring the full academic potential of every learner by 1) fostering a network through which educators and other supporters of multicultural education can share knowledge and resources; 2) providing and supporting educational opportunities that facilitate professional growth and critical consciousness in educators and the wider community; and 3) advocating for educational equity and social justice. We host an annual conference. This year it will be on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Washington Technology Magnet in St. Paul.
Partners for Equity Development
Key Contact: Dr. Jean Lubke
Address: 6063 Hudson Rd., Suite 218, Woodbury, MN 55125
About: Partners in Equity Development is a group of organizations and individuals committed to equitable E-12 education outcomes for each and every student. Their mission is to build equity-centered capacity through a systems and community approach to race and culture that leverages data, personal and professional development, and organizational learning for improved academic and social outcomes. The Partnership provides an online framework to help decision makers assess their key stakeholder needs; help decision makers find, choose, and implement high-quality, accessible, and affordable professional development, learning, and support opportunities; and identifies resources available across partner organizations that will help meet defined needs.
Strategic Diversity Initiatives
Key Contact: Anne Phibbs, PhD, President & Founder
About: Strategic Diversity Initiatives is a certified LGBTQ- and Woman-owned consulting firm with 25 years of experience providing world class education and consultation around diversity, equity & inclusion. We are adept at assessing an organization’s strengths and challenges and tailoring our approach to fit your organization’s history, context, and goals. Our approach is collaborative, transparent, and strategic. We can help you create and implement a plan to move forward in ways that are comprehensive, enduring, and connected to your core mission.