Leaders in Education About Diversity (LEAD)

Mission

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.

About

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.

LEAD Facilitators

Facilitation Requests

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.

Facilitation of New Student Orientation Session on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Spring 2020

2019-2020 Year in Review

2 co-chairs

2 advisors

13 peer facilitators

5 facilitations and workshops

1 open house dialogue

Examples of Topics Recently Covered:

Open House: Disability & Access

SOCA Unity Dinner: Unity Through Diversity & Diversity of Students of Color

GUSA: Understanding Identity & Exploring GUSA Dynamics

NSO: New Student Identity on Campus

GOLD: Leadership Cultivation & Identity