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S1, E4 - Inclusion (DEIAR) Culture: Breaking Barriers for a Better World with Alyssa Hall Unlearn Lab

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What’s wonderful about living in a culturally-diverse society is that we learn new cultures, traditions, and languages. It widens our understanding of human connection and values. However, this beauty (fails) to surface when we fail to respect diversity and uphold equity and inclusion. Another thing we tend to miss out on in our advocacy is fighting against racism, which is ever-present.  In this episode of Unlearn Lab, Alyssa Hall explains the meaning of DEIAR and why anti-racism is crucial to be at the forefront of any discussion concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion. She shares her tips and experience in breaking barriers and shifting mindsets to create a culture that is inclusive and respectful. Finally, she explores the different spectrums of cancel culture and how we can hold people accountable.  If you want to find out how you can do the inner work and shift your mindset to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, this episode is for you! Here are three reasons why you should listen to this episode: Find out how to create a culture of DEIAR. Discover the spectrums and possible responses to cancel culture. Learn how to hold others and yourself accountable. Resources Bad Activist Collective Connect with Alyssa: Email | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Website Episode Highlights [03:10] Defining DEIAR  DEIAR means Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism. For Alyssa, anti-racism is removing the sprinkles of white supremacy culture from many spaces and shifting structures that enable racism. Diversity is about the numbers and ratio of people in a certain room. Equity allows people to have an equal playing field. Inclusion pertains to whether or not people feel included — not just physically. Alyssa: “For me, anti-racism and inclusion are the biggest foundations, and then you put in the equitable stuff, and then you get the output of diversity.” [07:05] Shifting Your Mindset Bringing anti-racism to the forefront is vital in implementing and integrating DE&I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) in our daily lives. Creating a culture of DE&I requires a mindset shift, or else it can’t be sustained. Always watch your thoughts and approach them with curiosity. [13:57] Navigating Right and Wrong People are wired to have a sense of community, making us fear isolation. White supremacy culture gives people even the most trivial reason to ostracize someone else, especially when you step out of the norm. Alyssa: “... we get so scared of being wrong or so scared of saying something that can potentially harm someone else even if it’s standing up for another person, because when we harm someone else, then that means I’m a bad person. Because that is the way that white supremacy culture has taught us to categorize ourselves and other people.”
Your actions don’t always determine your character. [17:49] Four Spectrums of Cancel Culture The first spectrum is when someone says or does something harmful or offensive but is unaware of it. The second version mostly manifests in police officers, who are trained to be scared of specific people and require an overhaul of the system. Third, a person is truly prejudiced and doesn’t want to change. Lastly, prejudices might be much more challenging to deal with when it relates to their career. People affected by prejudices have the right to know when a person has a slight prejudice or makes a mistake. [24:14] Changing the System Alyssa hates the function of the present system. We need a system that includes proper rehabilitation, so individuals can get the help they need and return to society as better people. Equipping individuals with DE&I training allows them to function better in society. [28:50] Breaking Her Mental Barriers Education has always been valuable to Alyssa. Undoing her mindset around wanting to be a doctor was something she had to work on when she entered the field of DE&I. Equity has always been important to her, and

What’s wonderful about living in a culturally-diverse society is that we learn new cultures, traditions, and languages. It widens our understanding of human connection and values. However, this beauty (fails) to surface when we fail to respect diversity and uphold equity and inclusion. Another thing we tend to miss out on in our advocacy is fighting against racism, which is ever-present.  In this episode of Unlearn Lab, Alyssa Hall explains the meaning of DEIAR and why anti-racism is crucial to be at the forefront of any discussion concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion. She shares her tips and experience in breaking barriers and shifting mindsets to create a culture that is inclusive and respectful. Finally, she explores the different spectrums of cancel culture and how we can hold people accountable.  If you want to find out how you can do the inner work and shift your mindset to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, this episode is for you! Here are three reasons why you should listen to this episode: Find out how to create a culture of DEIAR. Discover the spectrums and possible responses to cancel culture. Learn how to hold others and yourself accountable. Resources Bad Activist Collective Connect with Alyssa: Email | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Website Episode Highlights [03:10] Defining DEIAR  DEIAR means Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism. For Alyssa, anti-racism is removing the sprinkles of white supremacy culture from many spaces and shifting structures that enable racism. Diversity is about the numbers and ratio of people in a certain room. Equity allows people to have an equal playing field. Inclusion pertains to whether or not people feel included — not just physically. Alyssa: “For me, anti-racism and inclusion are the biggest foundations, and then you put in the equitable stuff, and then you get the output of diversity.” [07:05] Shifting Your Mindset Bringing anti-racism to the forefront is vital in implementing and integrating DE&I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) in our daily lives. Creating a culture of DE&I requires a mindset shift, or else it can’t be sustained. Always watch your thoughts and approach them with curiosity. [13:57] Navigating Right and Wrong People are wired to have a sense of community, making us fear isolation. White supremacy culture gives people even the most trivial reason to ostracize someone else, especially when you step out of the norm. Alyssa: “... we get so scared of being wrong or so scared of saying something that can potentially harm someone else even if it’s standing up for another person, because when we harm someone else, then that means I’m a bad person. Because that is the way that white supremacy culture has taught us to categorize ourselves and other people.”
Your actions don’t always determine your character. [17:49] Four Spectrums of Cancel Culture The first spectrum is when someone says or does something harmful or offensive but is unaware of it. The second version mostly manifests in police officers, who are trained to be scared of specific people and require an overhaul of the system. Third, a person is truly prejudiced and doesn’t want to change. Lastly, prejudices might be much more challenging to deal with when it relates to their career. People affected by prejudices have the right to know when a person has a slight prejudice or makes a mistake. [24:14] Changing the System Alyssa hates the function of the present system. We need a system that includes proper rehabilitation, so individuals can get the help they need and return to society as better people. Equipping individuals with DE&I training allows them to function better in society. [28:50] Breaking Her Mental Barriers Education has always been valuable to Alyssa. Undoing her mindset around wanting to be a doctor was something she had to work on when she entered the field of DE&I. Equity has always been important to her, and

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