Dane Buy Local Lunch-n-Learns
Learn & eat local!
free lunch & networking
Tuesday, August 6
@ Community Living Alliance
1414 Mac Arthur Rd.
What do you do when you witness an employee say or do something that they don’t realize is racist, sexist, ableist, or otherwise offensive? What if it’s a customer who says something offensive or hostile to an employee? What do you do when someone tells you you did something offensive, and you have no idea what was offensive about it? In this session we’ll explore some common, everyday acts that can – in spite of good intentions – be incredibly hurtful, and make your business a less welcoming place for you, for employees, and for customers. We’ll identify how such microaggressions relate to the larger systems of inequality like racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism and so on. Most importantly, we’ll practice skills for preventing and addressing microaggressions, in order to foster an environment where every can feel safe and respected.
About the presenter
Davey Shlasko runs a small consulting business here in Madison - Think Again Training & Consulting (https://www.thinkagaintraining.com/). Through Think Again, Davey helps schools, organizations and communities to "walk the talk" of the social justice principles they believe in, in every area of their work. Examples of Davey's recent and ongoing work includes consulting with numerous K-12 schools, colleges, and human service providers to improve transgender inclusion; co-designing and leading a community-based study group on racial justice organizing in predominantly white, rural areas; co-designing and leading a community-based cross-class dialogue circle with ACT for Social Justice; and serving as a Marta Sotomayor Fellow at Smith College School for Social Work, supporting the school’s ongoing implementation of its intersectional antiracism commitment. Davey has authored several chapters in the Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice and Readings for Diversity and Social Justice series, including curricula on classism, ableism, and cissexism (transgender oppression). In addition to managing Think Again, Davey teaches as lecturer in Gender & Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin – Madison and in social theory and trans studies at Smith College School for Social Work. Davey has been writing and teaching about social justice issues since 2000.
Your Credit Score
Featuring a presentation on Knowing and Understanding your credit score. It will give examples and solutions of how you can raise it, how it impacts you, and other key aspects regarding credit scores by Eric Christiansen of Dane County Credit Union..
Featuring a presentation on LGBT vocabulary and culture, what it all means and how different people bring different ideas to the workplace by Ginger Baier Trans Health Advocate and Ticia Kelsey LGBT Senior Advocate OutReach LGBT Community Center.
Flood Prevention Strategies
Ever had water in your basement or lower level of your building? Whether it’s a reoccurring issue or only happened during extreme weather conditions (like we experienced in the Summer of 2018), in most cases, it can be avoided. Over the past 6 years, the experts at Project Home have corrected water runoff issues at several area homes and they want to share this information with you! With a little bit of planning, a few rules and some basic landscaping tools, this is a problem most homeowners, or businesses, can address on their own. NO LARGE MACHINERY required! Learn how to keep your basement, or building, dry next Spring, Summer and during the years ahead.