Fumble Forward: Teaching Anti-Bias Tools Through Community Outreach

Program Contact

Donna Mejia

Chancellor's Scholar in Residence, Associate Professor

donna.mejia@colorado.edu

720.761.4717

Donna Mejia, Chancellor’s Scholar in Residence with the Renée Crown Wellness Institute, has adapted her publication of tested pedagogy tools into a discovery and training series for communities both in and beyond institutions of learning. The Fumble Forward Toolkit provides accessible information on developing intellectual humility, deconstructing ethnocentric assumptions, formulating effective questions, and curating cultures of repair for when missteps occur.

We customize and adapt the Fumble Forward Toolkit training for our community partners, beginning with Colorado K-12 educators, global participants in the Dalai Lama Fellows Program, and employees of Denver 7 Television. Based on feedback and data, we have revised and scaled these offerings for wider distribution to the general public.

The Fumble Forward Toolkit training will be offered throughout the 2022-2023 year and includes workbook materials and practice sessions in the framework. The training and workshops can be virtual and/or in-person, depending upon a community’s unique needs, demographics, and contexts.

We welcome inquiries and look forward to connecting with you. For more information, contact Donna Mejia at donna.mejia@colorado.edu.

  • Fumble Forward Toolkit training for Colorado K-12 educators

    Location

    online resource

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

  • Fumble Forward Toolkit training for Denver 7 Television employees

    Location

    online resource

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

  • Fumble Forward Toolkit training for international participants in the Dalai Lama Fellows Program

    Location

    online resource

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

Sponsoring Units

  • Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

  • College of Arts & Sciences

  • Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Research Institutes

  • Renée Crown Wellness Institute

Program Partners

  • Renée Crown Wellness Institute partner school districts
  • Dalai Lama Fellows Program
  • Denver 7 Television
  • Additional groups welcomed - please inquire

Audiences Served

  • Adult Learners
  • Alumni/Parents/Friends
  • Business
  • Children & Youth (outside school)
  • Families
  • General Public
  • Government
  • Historically Excluded/Marginalized/Non-dominant Group(s)
  • Immigrant Individuals/Communities
  • Incarcerated People And Their Communities
  • Indigenous Populations
  • Informal Settlement Communities
  • International
  • LGBTQ+
  • Manufactured Homes/ Mobile Home Communities
  • Media
  • Native American/American Indian
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • People Of Color
  • People Who Identify As Women, Girls, and/or Females
  • People With Disabilities
  • Refugee Individuals/Communities
  • Rural Communities
  • Senior Citizens
  • Service Club(s)
  • Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
  • Students - Community College
  • Students - Early Learning
  • Students - Elementary School
  • Students - English Language Learners (ELL)/Emergent Bilingual
  • Students - First Generation College - going/bound
  • Students - Homeschooled
  • Students - High School
  • Students - Middle School
  • Teachers - Early Learning
  • Teachers - Elementary School
  • Teacher - English Language Development (ELD)
  • Teachers - Middle School
  • Teachers - High School
  • Unhoused Individuals/Communities
  • Urban Communities
  • Youth Placed At Risk