Our program has been developed specifically for Maine. Created after more than 9-months of research in the Kennebec valley, our program is Maine-made and tailored for the Kennebec region informed by over 25 meetings and forums, hundreds of hours of locally focused discussions, multiple surveys and input from city councils, town managers, mayors, educational institutions, business leaders and community members – we’re confident we have a unique program designed for the Kennebec region.
Our program is more than skin-deep, we guide participants through a variety of topics (themes) across the diversity & inclusion landscape in a manner that recognizes the unique geography of Kennebec; gently introducing diversity topics to build awareness by creating safe spaces for participants to ask questions and apply new insights at a self-paced, community-emphasized recognition of diversity beyond skin color. We include discussions and readings that explore the community roles of rural-to-urban partnerships, economic and housing equity, the implicit biases we all have with respect to dfferent religions, immigration status and gender – all while still addressing race, ethnicity, and current events.
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Themed Monthly Educational Experience – each month of the year has a diversity theme to help participants become more immersed in a variety of geo-cultural and socio-economic aspects of diversity.
Dr. Mourning-Star is an enthusiastic leading member of the Kennebec Regional D&I Initiative addressing diversity issues from an economic development perspective. As an epidemiologist and statistician with more than a decade of experience analyzing complex health, diversity, economic and human interest information for organizations such as the World Health Organization, the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Education Directorate, the Department of Defense, Kennebec Regional Development Authority and others. Professor Mourning-Star and his team at Results International Research & Consulting is a leader in the providing communities and organizations with data-driven educational interventions to support long-term resilience.