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Diversity Awareness Series

Join us for a FREE 4-part lunch & learn Diversity Awareness Series!

HCCF is partnering with expert organizations to provide a FREE 4-part lunch & learn Diversity Awareness Series. Through this program, HCCF seeks to build community unity through opportunities for Hendricks County residents to learn about people and cultures that are different from their own. 

Participants completing this series will learn: 
•    a foundational understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion;
•    how to interact and be an ally of the disability community;
•    basic terms, pronouns, flags, gender, and allyship; and,
•    the core tenants of a group of faith traditions. 

These free sessions will be held at Level Two Coworking in Plainfield from 11am-12:30pm, and lunch will be provided. 

Series Sessions: 

Beyond Ableism Toward Allyship

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This workshop will cover the historical mistreatment of individuals with disabilities has shaped society’s current perspective and bias; current statistics for people with disabilities; reveal America’s biases toward disability and show the impact of the intersectionality between the largest marginality (disability) and other historically underserved communities; understand how people think about disability affects how they feel about disability and how adapting new models and perspectives allows us to imagine a more accessible and equitable society for all.

This training will give you basic information on terminology, history, and pronouns so you can feel comfortable having conversations with your LGBTQ+ youth, their families, and the other youth in your programs. We will also discuss what to do when a young person comes out to you. Topics covered will be basic terms, pronouns, coming out/outing, basic flags, gender, and how to be a good ally/advocate.

This session focuses on those growing their knowledge of a specific faith or multiple faiths in Hendricks County. Your team will engage with facilitators who practice a specific faith(s) or holds a world view. These facilitators/practitioners will share best practices for dialogue around diverse subjects and speak from personal experiences about their faith.

If you are interested in learning more about the Diversity Awareness Series, please contact Eric Hessel, Vice President of Programs at 317.268.6240 or