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Unscripted: Class and Caste, the Undiscussables

Unscripted: Class and Caste, the Undiscussables

On April 26, 2021, we heard from four WMFDP consultants about their experiences with class and caste and how these often imperceptible forces intersect with how we understand privilege.

Moderated by Noah Prince and Amalia Alárcon Morris with guests Keith Blocker and Anita Bhasin, this webinar explores the unseen, often undiscussed, facets of culture dynamics that are at play among individuals and groups around the world.

Watch this compelling and unscripted conversation here.

Looking for more ways to deepen your awareness of how class privilege manifests in your life and how to take action? Check out these tips for how to use your privilege honorably and explore these 5 examples of how to uproot classism in your community.

More about our guests:

Amalia Alarcón Morris has partnered with WMFDP for over 14 years as a senior consultant, working with government jurisdictions across the west region to dismantle institutional racism. She spent over 35 years working with underserved and under-engaged communities to improve access to community services, healthcare and the political process. Amalia became invested in diversity and inclusion efforts after witnessing poignant discrimination against her mother while applying for disability assistance, and she has become a strong advocate for justice and Latinx culture. During her schooling, Amalia studied theater and communications at the University of Miami. Read more about Amalia here.

Noah Prince brought to WMFDP a top-tier, recognized talent in helping business and organizational leaders consider culture, relationships and personal growth, with a focus on employee equity. He specializes in working with Fortune 500 companies, tech startups, education groups, nonprofits and individual clients, and has 15+ years of experience as a leader in equity, inclusion and leadership development work. Noah has a B.A. in black feminist and an M.Ed. in urban education. He is highly passionate about advocating for Black Lives Matter, Me Too and children, and enjoys spending time with his family. Read more about Noah here.

Keith Blocker is highly respected and much sought-after for his work as an instructional designer and facilitator. His experience includes partnering with organizations and government entities seeking to promote equity in business practices and decision-making; increase workforce productivity; attract diverse talent to key positions; design effective communications strategies for engaging diverse groups and improve workplace culture. Read more about Keith here.

Anita Bhasin joined WMFDP in 2017, with over 12 years of experience in consulting. Her background is primarily in business, with a more recent emphasis on blending organizational development, inclusion, leadership development and organization effectiveness for maximum impact. She has a bachelor’s degree in business studies and a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Wales, and a Master’s degree in organizational development from Pepperdine University. In addition to supporting others in changing their mindsets around power and privilege, Anita enjoys family, friends and food. Read more about Anita here.