Past Event

EASTrain: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion with Tania Richard



February 3, 2023, 8:00 am –
10:00 am

As public debate becomes increasingly heated and polarized, this workshop will provide tools and strategies that legislators and staff can use when engaging with constituents and stakeholders on challenging issues. The facilitator will assist participants in recognizing, preparing for, and responding to difficult or sensitive interactions in order to reach a respectful, productive outcome.

Guided by the facilitator, participants will use scenarios to frame a discussion of how a variety of approaches and strategies could be used to achieve satisfactory results.


Facilitator: Tania Richard

Tania Richard is an Antiracism Educator and a DEI Consultant as well as a Broadway actress, an award winning author and teacher.

Her experience in DEI, Professional Development and Executive Coaching includes work with Fortune 500 Companies, tech start ups, non-profit organizations, universities, theatres, theatrical productions and Presidential Campaigns.

Tania’s podcast is Tania’s Take: race, culture and the culture of race. Her Facebook video series “A Minute on Racism” captures individuals experiences with racism within a one minute time frame (2016 BlogHer Voices of the Year). Her writing on race and culture is featured on her blog “Writing My Mind” (Chicago Tribune).

Tania’s commentary has been seen and heard on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, The Story, OUT Chicago and All Things Considered on NPR.

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