Do I belong here? Will I be treated with respect and equity?
When each of us enters a new space, we look to see if all of who we are will be welcomed, valued, and respected. For those of us with non-dominant social identities around race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious affiliation, ability, etc., we are especially aware of the culture within the space and whether or not we can bring our whole selves each day.
Using Anti-Bias Education theory as a framework for identity development, appreciating differences, and understanding bias, prejudice, and stereotypes, AMAZEworks creates the conditions for belonging and equity and enables people of all ages to engage fully in their relationships with each other and the work that they do in classrooms and workplaces.
AMAZEworks offers anti-bias education curriculum, programs, and training for schools, and organizational and individual cultural assessments, consultation, and equity training for communities, nonprofits, municipalities, and for-profit businesses.
Indigenous Land Acknowledgment
We acknowledge that AMAZEworks is located on the traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of Indigenous people. Our St. Paul office resides on land that was cared for and called home by the Dakota. Taken from the Dakota through an unauthorized and illegitimate “treaty” in 1805, this land holds great historical, spiritual, and personal significance for its original stewards. Sacred sites, such as Eháŋna Wičháhapi (burial mounds at Indian Mounds Park), Wakháŋ Thípi (Carver’s Cave), and the village of Kap’óža surround us. We are just downriver from Bdoté, the place where two rivers meet and most importantly, the center of Dakota spirituality and history. We recognize and continually support and advocate for the sovereignty of the Native nations in this territory and beyond. By offering this land acknowledgment, we affirm tribal sovereignty and will work to hold ourselves accountable to Native peoples and nations.