Equity Training

We look forward to connecting to build content specific to your outcomes. If you’re interested in learning more about how to partner with Ada, please contact: trainings@adadevelopersacademy.org.

What We Do: 
Our trainers from Paradigm Shift Seattle hold the belief that each individual client and context is unique, and therefore strive to build tailored content to meet the outcomes that best support participant needs. Thus, the majority of our content is built after an initial partnership dialogue. For context, here are examples of shared work we can offer:

  • Engaging in Conversations About Racial Equity

Participants learn common equity language and a pattern of speaking and listening that supports dialogue about equity issues. 

  • Creating an Equitable Workplace Culture

Participants learn how different dimensions of identity are socialized (race, gender, sexuality, etc) and our responsibility to disrupt those systems through the Cycle of Socialization. 

  • Accounting for Power & Privilege

Participants explore and reflect on their own identities, learn about power and privilege, and examine their own identities and lived experiences through this lens.

  • Facilitating Race Based Affinity Groups (series)

This would be accomplished through a series of consultation and training, with the outcome of building organizational capacity to support race-based affinity groups.

Who We Are:

Aaron Carr is a non-profit professional/community organizer/ artist hailing from Detroit, MI.  As the adopted son of a social worker and an auto factory worker, Aaron experienced the hardships of living in Detroit during the crash of the auto industry and its impacts on community.  Driven by his childhood experiences and desire to create strong sustainable communities, Aaron has dedicated his personal and professional life to creating safe space for diverse groups to build collective consciousness around racial equity.  He currently works as a Program Director, using his passions for human-centered program design and coaching to create safe spaces for folks to develop personally and professionally. In his free time, Aaron curates and facilitates healing spaces alongside other grassroots organizers and community members. 

Ti’esh Harper is a race and equity leader, coach, and capacity builder. She believes that every person in the world deserves the right, and therefore access, to resources and opportunities to realize their potential, nurture their dreams, and ultimately live whole healthy lives. Her life experiences as a Black woman and mother, and commitment to the liberation of all people, has fueled a career of advocating for communities of color. Ti’esh attended Scripps College where she majored in Africana Studies and Media Studies, building the foundation of her racial equity work. She is a certified Adaptive Schools participant and creative content creator.

Sofia Voz is currently the National Director of Staff Learning & Practice for City Year, where she focuses on foundational learning around equity, coaching, and collaboration.  After attending Seattle University, she earned her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington. She is a certified Adaptive Schools presenter and a certified Racial Equity Specialist with Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP). Sofia has worked in the non-profit sector in Seattle for 15 years and is a proud resident of the Rainier Beach neighborhood. She cares deeply about educational equity and the impact of gentrification and Seattle’s widening wealth gap on historically under-resourced communities. In her free time Sofia enjoys food in all forms, traveling to new places, and watching her 2.5 year old Vivian explore the world.

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