Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

Webinar Series

The DEIB committee has a bimonthly educational series to keep Capital District Kiwanis Family members from Kiwanis, CKI, Key Club, and Aktion Club up-to-date on the subject of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The series is held via Zoom. We welcome your participation!

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Implicit Bias 101: What Is It?

DATE: June 06, 2023

TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 PM (EST)


What is Implicit Bias? How do I know If I have it? Does this mean I have prejudiced views? Learn how understanding your bias can make you a better ally to your friends and neighbors of color.


Decca Knight is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional School Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Practitioner. Decca has 15 years of experience in the mental health field and has worked in the school system, private practice, non-profits, and as a consultant to various agencies, organizations, and school systems.  Currently, Decca works as a trauma specialist and LPC for various Roanoke non-profits. She coordinates the Roanoke Valley Trauma-Informed Community Network or RVTICN, which is part of a state-wide network of more than 25 TICNs.  Decca is also the owner of Blue Ridge Parenting where she works individually with parents and partners with organizations to offer parenting courses. In addition, Decca co-owns Connected Community Consulting, a consulting business that provides trauma-informed education and support to school, community, business, and faith-based organizations throughout Virginia and Nationally. Decca is also the founder of Standing for Equity in the Roanoke Valley (SERV), a non-profit that provides training and advocacy around diversity and equity issues while raising money for Black-led organizations and college scholarships. SERV has been awarded the Virginia Education Association’s Fitz Turner award for intergroup relations and the enhancement of respect for human and civil rights. Decca has been awarded the “Golden Halo” award by Children’s Trust for preventing child abuse in the Roanoke community as well as the Humanitarian and Caring Person Award for the Virginia Counselors Association.

Past Webinars

February 2023Creating a Sense of Belonging in Your ClubDo you have trouble attracting new members to your club? When you do find individuals to join your service efforts, does it feel as if they do not stay for long? Baffled as to why this might be? Join members of the Capital District Kiwanis Family for this interactive online workshop designed to help you assess the culture and normative behaviors of your club to determine action steps you might take to increase a sense of belonging for your current and future club members. Watch Here
November 2022Why DEI?What are diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) anyway? Why are they relevant to our service work in the Kiwanis family? Join the Capital District Kiwanis Family Committee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as we explore common DEI challenges and how they might appear in our clubs, divisions, and regions. Guest presenters AJ and Adrienne Young will help us to learn more about the many facets of inclusion and discover some helpful resources to implement in our service work.
Presented by: AJ and Adrienne Young, founders, LIFEworks Project 
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