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Discussions Across Differences

 

Ameren is introducing a video series to communicate information and lessons from our shared experience of Ferguson. The purpose is to increase the comfort level of being involved in uncomfortable and sometimes difficult dialogues involving diversity and inclusion. 


We encourage community organizations, businesses and other groups to use these videos and discussion guides to engage teams in conversations and learning how to manage through crisis, fear and differences.


Each video features a conversation facilitated by Jennifer Blome with selected leaders in our community. With each video, we provide a facilitator guide, participant booklet and presentation deck for your use. 

       
bullet What Is Possible
  Focus: Understanding the differences in communities based on geography and experiences and the impact of lucky ZIP Codes. It challenges participants to develop ways to understand and embrace diversity and inclusion both publicly and privately with new perspectives obtained from a situation evaluation and a "fictive kinship."
arrow Facilitator Guide
    arrow Video with Amy Hunter
    arrow Participant Booklet
    arrow Presentation Deck (downloads in pptx format)
       
bullet The Psychology of Race
  Focus: Examining how an individual may think about race, racial identity or ethnicity based on conditioning and experiences. This video helps participants understand race, its inherent challenges and stereotypes.
    arrow Facilitator Guide
    arrow Video with Dr. Kira Hudson Banks
    arrow Participant Booklet
    arrow Presentation Deck (downloads in pptx format)
       
bullet What Respect Looks Like
  Focus: Understanding what the word respect means when utilized in different settings by diverse individuals, and the impact that it can have when it is present or absent in an environment or setting.
    arrow Facilitator Guide
    arrow Video with Captain Ron Johnson
    arrow Participant Booklet
arrow Presentation Deck (downloads in pptx format)
       
bullet Teaching for Inclusion
  Focus: Seeing urban education through the lens of personal experiences, archetypes and stereotypes. The video challenges assumptions regarding learning environments and opportunities for both students and teachers and discusses how to use inclusion to build a space where all students feel welcomed and celebrated.
    arrow Facilitator Guide
    arrow Video with Samantha Lurie
    arrow Participant Booklet
    arrow Presentation Deck (downloads in pptx format)
       
bullet Reading Between the Lines
  Focus: Asking audiences to imagine themselves in the middle of unrest and uncertainty in a community in crisis with limited resources. The video shows how one individual with a focus on diversity and inclusion can serve as a catalyst for creating compassion and delivering support across differences to meet the needs of individuals, families and a community.
    arrow Facilitator Guide
arrow Video with Scott Bonner
    arrow Participant Booklet
    arrow Presentation Deck (downloads in pptx format)
       
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