Beyond Diversity 1 (BD1) is our compassionate curriculum to build community, launch innovation, and navigate the predictable pitfalls in interracial, multi-cultural conversations about race. Powerful and personally transforming, this full two-day seminar is our grounding framework for our district to gain understanding on the impact of race on their lives, their work, and their overall growth. Interactive and stirring exercises strengthen participants’ critical consciousness of race and lead them to investigate the role that racism plays in institutionalizing achievement disparities. Most importantly, it models and teaches a protocol for discussing race in ways that are productive, insightful, and generative. Participants are required to attend both full day sessions which are led and facilitated by BSD Affiliates. Coffee, tea, lunch and materials are provided. Clock hours are available for those who attend both full day sessions. Registrants must be approved by their building administrator to attend this training before they register. The Equity Department does not provide or arrange for substitutes or payment for BSD staff who attend BD1.