What Is JEDI?
Under SCEN, the Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion program offers remedial projects, techniques, and workshops to members of the network and in the southeast in an effort to raise awareness on different areas of focus. These topics range from workplace disparities in minority communities to addressing and shedding light on common misconceptions about religion, disabilities, etc. Ultimately, the JEDI program functions alongside other grassroots networks in the southeast to build a fair and sustainable future for generations to come.
Why Is Our Training Series Different?
Our 7-field cultural training gives participants the opportunity to assess the effects of workplace norms, highlight segments of policies or procedures that can perpetuate harm, and enable healthy transitions by providing usable alternatives to old methodologies. It's easy to finish a training feeling re-traumatized because you were asked to share a traumatic workplace experience for the growth of the group. Especially harmful is when all of this emotional weight is hurled around, and then you're dismissed with no concrete ways to make positive changes to your organization's culture or policy.
That's why SCEN does JEDI training differently!
We break the discussions up by "ism's". Going way beyond just race, we delve into age, gender, sexuality, religion, socio-economic status, and communication. More importantly, we focus on practical applications, specifying the policies, procedures, and cultural norms impacting each topic, and what changes we can make for a better workplace environment.
Topics That We Cover
Reverend Dallas Conyers is currently the Faith and JEDI manager for the SCEN network. Her work centers around helping people be able to live out their creation purpose with a healthy body in a healthy environment. She leads intersectional conversations, workshops and panels on topics that include the intersection of health, faith, politics, climate change and racism. She is an avid presenter at events as well, who uses her practices to ground large audiences and to help participants to find commonalities by focusing on the connections found within the human experience while championing differences in a constructive manner. The focus of her work is to allow participants to co-create solutions that are applicable to their needs.
Rev. Conyers is a board member of the USCAN network, and Climate Advocacy Lab. She is also a co-chair of the JEDI committee of USCAN, a co-lead of the policy committee of the Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition, a member of The Black Church- The Green Movement and a Op-Ed Project 2021 Public Voices Fellow on the Climate Crisis.
She is a Certified Sustainable Agriculturalist, Beekeeper, Internationally
Certified Yoga/Pranayama/Meditation Instructor, and Licensed Nurseryman.