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Webinar: Integrating Embodiment and Somatics in your DEI Work

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Diversity, Equity, and InclusionWebinar

September 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Join SGO DEI Staff Programs and Training Manager Fatima Dainkeh as she shares how to navigate resistance in DEI work.

Ready to take your DEI efforts to the next level? Join our webinar on embodiment and somatics and learn how to deepen your impact by tapping into the wisdom of your body. Whether you’re a chief of staff, HR leader, or DEI advocate, this webinar offers valuable insights and tools to navigate discomfort, resistance, and complexity in your workplace’s DEI journey. As Resmaa Menakem, author and psychotherapist, explains, the issues we’re addressing in equity and justice work don’t live in our thinking brains – they live and breathe in our bodies. By integrating mind-based strategies with body wisdom, we can deepen our impact without replicating harmful practices within organizations.

Learning Goals:

  • Examine the challenges faced in DEI work, and explore how these challenges are often rooted in a disembodied approach to change.
  • Define and explain the concepts of embodiment and somatics and their relevance to DEI work.
  • Begin building awareness around the body as a source of knowledge and wisdom when working with discomfort, resistance, and other complex issues around DEI in the workplace

About the Facilitator:

Fatima Dainkeh is the Staff DEI Programs and Training Manager for She+ Geeks Out, specializing in topics about racism, sexism, and the ways we experience life based on constructs that uphold systems of oppression. Fatima has facilitated conversations and conducted trainings with leaders and members of schools, organizations, and companies to help raise equity consciousness while also providing knowledge, tips, and strategies to help support institutional change. As a facilitator who believes in the power of sharing our stories, Fatima uses storytelling as a tool for individuals and groups to connect with one another while also using it as an opportunity for us to witness different perspectives and realities.

Fatima received her Masters in Public Health from Boston University and earned her BA in Religious Studies and Anthropology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. When she’s not facilitating, you can find her reading or writing poetry, dancing, singing, or embarking on her new journey as a life coach for millennials.