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​The Onion Dialogues TM is racial equity and diversity training and a social justice workshop that calls participants in—rather than calling them out.

Digging into such diversity, equity, inclusion topics as vocabulary, history, and microaggressions, the experience helps to reveal racial inequities, offers participants an opportunity to reflect on what may be a new reality for them, and then to determine their role in working for racial justice at the individual, interpersonal, organizational, and societal levels.

The program helps participants ask "what does racial equity mean?" while exploring relatable examples of equity, racial justice, anti-racism.

Trainers Tamara Copeland and Amy Owen live in the Greater Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia area and offer this two-day program in person and virtually.

Like an onion, exploring racial inequities is a process that must be peeled back a layer at a time.  

What Participants Are Saying

"This was one of the most valuable workshops I’ve attended on racial equity and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend and learn from Tamara, Amy and all the attendees.”


“Great job creating a safe space for people to have courageous conversations.”


This was an incredibly thoughtful and thought-provoking event. I hope you offer similar opportunities in the future. Thank you.”


“It gave me tools to talk with my colleagues.”


Rather new to me. I found it eye opening.”


“I hope more programs like The Onion Dialogues are offered and I’d like to support it any way that I can.”

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