POLA - Taking a Deep Dive into Diversity: Building a Commitment to Anti-Racism Work

  • 2021-08-26
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Virtual Meeting


  • Use this if you are NOT a member of NAPO-LA
  • Member of the POLA Committee Only


Professional Organizers Learning Academy Presents:
What every organizer needs to know about...

Take a Deeper Dive into Diversity:
Building a Commitment to Anti-Racism Work
Presented By:
Cindy Levitt

Thursdays; May 27 & August 26, 2021
3pm - 5pm PST for each class

This is a Special 2-Part Class: Must take both classes
These classes qualify for a total of 4 CEUs.

Code Words are required to obtain your CEU certificate.

This will be a virtual class presented on Zoom.
The Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day-of before the class.

This is a special two-part POLA class. In these challenging times of inequality, how can you generate actions from being an ally, to becoming a co-conspirator? If you have been asking yourself this but don’t know where to start this journey, this 2-part class is for you! This series takes a deeper dive into racism, stereotypes and prejudice and examining our own biases and socialization around "differences." As a NAPO member and professional organizer, Cindy Levitt has expanded her organizing business to include Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training, creating curriculum within the organizing industry and combining her two passions. This 2-part series is an interactive class to help you jumpstart the work. Participants are encouraged to come with their own personal questions and real-life situations to process with Cindy's guidance. In these workshops, you will develop a better understanding of how social inequalities are perpetuated. You will learn actionable ways to make a difference in your life and business, helping you on your continuous journey from being an Ally to becoming a Co-Conspirator. 

Join Cindy for this special two-part series on Diversity, meant to be experienced LIVE. Each 2-hour workshop will help you gain a deeper understanding of how to build your commitment to Anti-Racism work. 

In this class you will:

  • Explore the Helms Model of White Racial Identity Development
  • Define racism, stereotypes, prejudice, etc. and discuss with examples 
  • Engage in Critical Analysis of how we got here: examine the difficult history of the U.S.
  • Discuss best practices in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work
  • Attain a Deeper Understanding of what being an Ally or Co-conspirator is: define the differences
  • Think about Concrete Actionable Ways to do the work
  • Incorporate Multiple Perspectives in your life and business 


Cindy Levitt

Cindy Levitt has worked within educational, social justice and interfaith environments on issues of diversity, racial justice, advocacy and community building for over 30 years. Some of this work included teaching a class Cindy created, "Social and Cultural Diversity," at the graduate school level to educators. 

Some examples of her pro bono work include Leadership on a local environmental racism issue in her community (Evanston, IL), Chicago community organizing as a founding member of the United Power for Action and Justice and serving 6 years on the Evanston Human Relations Commission. 

Fifteen years ago Cindy created her business "peace by piece professional organizing and design" (www.pxporganizing.com) helping people with organizing and productivity challenges in residential and business settings, creating peace one person at a time. Her motto is "Transform your space, transform your life!" 

Recent events have confirmed the need for specific Diversity, Equity and Inclusion curriculum and training within the organizing industry, combining Cindy's two passions. (www.pxpdiversitytraining.com) 

Cindy is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in Psychology and has an M.Ed from DePaul University in Chicago with a concentration in Multicultural Curriculum.

  $60 - NAPO-LA Chapter Members

$80 - Guests

Special Price is for BOTH classes - No refunds for POLA sessions

These classes are meant to be experienced LIVE, but a recording of classes will be made available to all registrants for up to 30 days after the last class.

For more information contact pola@napo-la.org

NAPO Los Angeles is a legal entity separate and distinct from NAPO, Inc. (the National Association of Productivity & Organizing professionals) and is not entitled to act on behalf of or to bind NAPO, contractually or otherwise. 

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The National Association of Professional Organizers, Los Angeles Chapter, is a legal entity separate and distinct from NAPO, Inc. (the National Association of Professional Organizers) and is not entitled to act on behalf of or to bind NAPO, contractually or otherwise.

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