Determine Our Future

Episode 42: Diversity, inclusion, antiracism trainings, with Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis, Part 1

July 12, 2021 Lani Parker Pierce Season 2 Episode 42
Determine Our Future
Episode 42: Diversity, inclusion, antiracism trainings, with Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis, Part 1
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I’m excited to kick off the first interview of my second of Determine Our Future! Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis is an activist, sociologist and criminologist, educator, and researcher. Dr. Dennis founded 365 Diversity, which provides results-based services for decision makers in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, businesses, and for-profit and non-profit organizations. On the 365 Diversity website, the training is described as getting outside of the organization’s comfort zone and challenging normalcy, power majorities, and decision makers. Today we will talk about these topics, as well as what police departments and health organizations have in common.
Kimya has a Ph.D. in Sociology from North Carolina State University has been faculty at multiple colleges and universities across the US. Kimya connects with schools, businesses, and organizations around the world and speaks extensively on these topics and others. Kimya and my pronouns are she/her/hers.
Let’s jump in!

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Episode 42: Diversity, inclusion, antiracism trainings, with Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis, Part 1
I’m excited to kick off the first interview of my second of Determine Our Future! Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis is an activist, sociologist and criminologist, educator, and researcher. Dr. Dennis founded 365 Diversity, which provides results-based services for decision makers in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, businesses, and for-profit and non-profit organizations. On the 365 Diversity website, the training is described as getting outside of the organization’s comfort zone and challenging normalcy, power majorities, and decision makers. Today we will talk about these topics, as well as what police departments and health organizations have in common.
Kimya has a Ph.D. in Sociology from North Carolina State University has been faculty at multiple colleges and universities across the US. Kimya connects with schools, businesses, and organizations around the world and speaks extensively on these topics and others. Kimya and my pronouns are she/her/hers.
Let’s jump in! Kimya, thank you so much for joining me today.

Interview outline (Part 1):
1. Intro
a. Please tell us about yourself
2. Criticisms of the typical diversity, inclusion and antiracism trainings
a. What were the first types of these trainings?
b. What is wrong with a lot of these trainings?
c. Do a lot of these trainings not work? Why or why not?
3. Conclusion
a. Thank you so much
b. See you in Part 2

Interview outline (Part 2):
1. Intro
a. Please tell us about yourself (shorter for Part 2)
2. What police departments, health organizations and school administrators have in common
3. How educators can do better (recommendations)
4. Conclusion
a. Thank you so much
b. Please tell us more about 365 Diversity
c. Where else can we find you?

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Dennis, Dr. Kimya Nuru; Personal interview
Photo by Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis
Music credits:
blackSnow by airtone (c) copyright 2021 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/63513
forgottenland by airtone (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/61959
nightWalk by airtone (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/56520
Isolation Swing by Admiral Bob (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/61465 Ft: SmoJos