Diversity and Inclusion Events


Diversity and Inclusion

TNNA is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and harassment-free space and experience for all members, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, color, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, religion, and mental and physical ability.

The TNNA Diversity & Inclusion Committee would like to invite you to the follow events that will take place at the Summer Show in Cleveland Ohio May 27-31, 2020:

Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall | Wednesday, May 27 | 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

A Tale of two loves: Where Passion Meets Purpose

Connect with your fellow TNNA Members for our second annual Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall on Wednesday, May 27 from 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Join Diversity & Inclusion advocate Cecilia Nelson-Hurt for a discussion on her love of knitting and advancing issues around diversity and inclusion.  At the intersection of passion and purpose, Cecilia combines her love of creating both handmade items and inclusive spaces.  Cecilia will share her fiberstory and detail how it is interwoven with the timeline of events and conversations to create inclusion in the fiber community.

We look forward to an open, engaging and respectful discussion, that will support ongoing conversation throughout the Summer Trade Show. 

We want to hear your thoughts! Click here if you have additional resources to contribute to help continue to move this initiative forward.

Diversity and Inclusion Deep Dive Workshop: Our Doors Are Opened - All Are Welcome I Thursday, May 28 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Room 5Ceci_2.jpg

Presenter: Cecilia Nelson-Hurt

Track: The Two-Way Conversation | Class Level: All Skill Levels

Price: Free to all attendees

Class Supplies: None for this class

Homework: None for this class

Class Description: 

An interactive training conversation where the concepts of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging are discussed. We will examine some of the barriers to inclusion: marginalization, inequity, covering, macroaggressions, and unconscious bias. Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of how actions (micro and macro) can impact the customer experience.  Practical methods to support inclusive environments will be shared. 

Additional Resources:

The TNNA Code of Conduct

If you have any questions concerning the Diversity and Inclusion Events or the TNNA Code of Conduct, please reach out to info@tnna.org. We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Summer Show, May 27 – 31, 2020 in Cleveland, OH!