Pendle Hill: Beyond Diversity 101

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 17:15 to Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 12:00

Beyond Diversity 101 intends the healing transformation of personal relationships, community living, and organizations based in power-over dynamics and systematic discrimination. Participants are offered ways to move beyond assigning blame and increasing guilt so they can take responsibility, shift mindsets, and build useful skills. Participants will:


  • Rigorously examine the dynamics of difference and power;
  • Move beyond the oppressor/victim framework toward a new model for transformation — real change within, real change without;
  • Develop applications for continuing work at home;
  • Become more honest about this work and see where we get stuck; and
  • Recognize how our spiritual lives relate to our work toward social justice.


Beyond Diversity 101 was founded in 1999 by Niyonu D. Spann. Ingrid Lakey is a trained BD101 Associate. 




Niyonu SpannNiyonu Spann designed and facilitated the first BD101 Intensive in 1999. Since then there have been 23 intensives hosted in the US and Canada. Niyonu brings over 25 years as an organization development practitioner. Her work is now focused on root-level transformation—for individuals, organizations, and communities. A member of Chester Friends Meeting (PA), Niyonu served as Dean of Pendle Hill. For more information about Niyonu, visit


Ingrid LakeyIngrid Lakey has been a trainer and facilitator for 25 years, leading workshops on anti-racism, inclusion, team-building, non-violence, and conflict. She recently spent two years as a capacity builder and trainer for organizations in New Haven, CT, focusing on organizational effectiveness and inclusion. Ingrid is a founder of Earth Quaker Action Team, a grassroots organization working on a nonviolent direct action campaign at the intersection of environmental, economic, and racial justice. She is a member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting.


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