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Amazing Grace: Freedom's Song

Keynote Speaker

Live Concert

2017-2018

NEWS FEATURE

WELCOME

Welcome to the Global Institute for Diversity and Change! Founded by award-winning artist, activist and honorary U. S. Cultural Ambassador Yewande Austin, GIDC was created in response to the deafening cries of students that felt marginalized in spaces that were designed to cultivate the next generation of great leaders.

 

Since 2004, we've trained students and professionals alike how to create inclusive environments that promote cultural tolerance, equity and social responsibility in 16 countries from Africa and Europe to North and Latin America. Are you an institution committed to improving your campus' cultural climate or an organization ready to transform your professional workplace? Then GIDC is ready to show you the way!

GLOBAL INSTITUTE

FOR DIVERSITY AND CHANGE

Running Into The Dark | Yewande Austin | TEDxRVA

Yewande's TED Talk, "Running Into the Dark"

August 2017

THE ART OF CHANGE

 

This summer, Yewande lead an innovative 3-week long social entrepreneurship camp called "The Art of Change" for 35 6th-8th grade girls from across Richmond at St. Catherine's School. The girls learned how to develop business models that solved socio-economic issues with students in the Republic of the Gambia, Africa online.

10

Feb 10-Feb 18

Rwanda and Congo

U. S. Embassy Kigali/U. S. Embassy Kinshasa

Youth Capacity Development Training

8

March 8-9

Richmond, VA

August-October 2017

"Diversity is Your Greatest Asset"

Keynote and Staff Training

16

August

Richmond, VA

"Radical Teaching"

Keynote / Educator Professional Development

"The Isms of Diversity"

Staff/Faculty Diversity Training

 

18

September

Harrisburg, PA

"Cultural Brokering 101"

Staff/Faculty and Student Diversity Training

 

20

September 20-21

Elizabethtown, PA

Teaching is one of the most important professions in our world. If you're struggling with classroom climate, then our newest workshop, "Radical Teaching" is the answer! This Fall, Ms. Austin taught over 600 educators and administrators in both Chesterfield County and Goochland County Public Schools how to improve student engagement, learning outcomes and classroom diversity.  

"Dreams for Sale"

Human Trafficking Prevention Training

 

23

October

Richmond, VA

"Radical Teaching"

Keynote / Educator Professional Development

 

24

October

Goochland, VA

"Reclaiming Education"

Keynote / Educator Professional Development

 

17-18

November

Richmond, VA

"10 Lessons I Learned from Almost Dying"

Self-Care/Cardiovascular Health Lecture

8

November

Richmond, VA

"The Art of Conflict Resolution"

Keynote Addrss

16

September

Elizabethtown, PA

"Nexus" Speaker and Panel Moderator

Leadership Development

 

5

January

Washington, DC

"Radical Teaching Summit"

Student Teacher Development

 

3

February

Petersburg, VA

"21st Century Global Activism"/"Cultural Brokering" 

Foreign Service Student Development

13-15

January

Washington, DC

Building Alheri Village

BUILDING ALHERI VILLAGE

 

January 2018

In 2015, our affiliate organization (www.changerocksfoundation.com) was first in the world to provide Boko Haram refugee youth with emergency education relief in Abuja, Nigeria. Learn more about our mission to build Alheri Village - a sustainable resettlement community for refugees.

RADICAL TEACHING