Leaders in Education About Diversity (LEAD)
Leaders in Education About Diversity (LEAD) is a dynamic peer education and leadership development program; through facilitation of open dialogue, LEADers seek to educate themselves and others about diversity and intersections of identity in order to build common ground across the Georgetown University community.
LEADers are peer facilitators and consultants in diversity and social justice education. They work with students on campus to promote open interaction and dialogue among people with diverse social identities, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, religion and and ability. LEAD works with peers to explore issues of inclusion, belonging, and social justice within student groups and organizations and groups — seeking to help foster common understandings across Georgetown’s diverse community. LEADers plan and facilitate dynamic and interactive dialogues and workshops, and generally strive to serve the community’s diversity education needs.
LEADers are trained year round to provide developmental, constructive and inspiring conversations, workshops and trainings on issues regarding diversity, identity, and inclusion. In order to adequately prepare for a facilitation, requests must be submitted at least two weeks before the desired date of facilitation. For more information, please contact the 2019-2020 LEAD Co-Chairs: Lasya Rajan and Sarah Craig at LEAD@georgetown.edu.
2018-2019 Year in Review
16 peer facilitators
6 facilitations and workshops
3 open house dialogues
Campus-wide poetry slam
Examples of Topics Recently Covered:
Introduction to Social Identities
Power, Privilege, and Oppression
Class and the Classroom
Religion as a Social Identity