What Now? How to Navigate Workplace DEI After SCOTUS’ Affirmative Action Decision
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are fundamental pillars for building strong and successful organizations. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court’s recent decision on Affirmative Action in colleges and universities may inevitably have a negative effect on DEI in the workplace. Further, this decision has left many professionals unsure of how they can successfully navigate DEI at work.
Join Dr. Shakenna K. Williams as she interviews Dr. Tina Opie on her most recent Harvard Business Review article, “Why Companies Can — and Should — Recommit to DEI in the Wake of the SCOTUS Decision''. Dr. Williams and Dr. Opie will explore how the SCOTUS decision affects workplace DEI and provide participants with a heightened understanding of:
The first 25 attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Dr. Tina Opie’s most recent book, Shared Sisterhood: How to Take Collective Action for Racial and Gender Equity at Work (co-authored with Dr. Beth A. Livingston).
50 Years of Hip Hop
Since 1973 hip hop has had a profound impact on the entire world not only in the way we listen to music, but also contemporary art, fashion, TV, film, and most importantly the economic advancement of black people in America. This panel celebrates hip hop's unprecedented impact on "The Culture" and some of the women who still sit at the head of the table "In The Room".
Lunch & Learn:Empowering Black Communities: Bridging the Healthcare Divide
is a thought-provoking and informative discussion that sheds light on the crucial intersection of mental health, black maternal health, and equitable access to healthcare resources within black communities. This panel aims to address the disparities faced by black individuals in accessing quality healthcare services and resources, with a particular focus on mental health and maternal care.
Sustaining and Growing BOBs
Black Owned Business have grown by 14% YOY since 2017 but even at this rate, it would take 250+ years to achieve parity with the currrent size and composition of the US population. Add to this inequity the current roar of identity politics, racist legislation, and retrograde judicial decisions, and the implications for melanated people and their businesses are numerous and far-reaching. Join this session to gain critical insight and perspective from business leader Rod Johnson, Co-Founder of Blk and Bold Coffee, and Brian Owens, SVP of Retail Strategy and Commerce of VMLYR Commerce.
The Power of Laughter: How Comedy Influences Culture
Veteran comedians unpack comedy’s role in society, its evolution in the digital age and how laugher is medicine.
Succession Planning - The Future of Media Outlet Ownership and the Integrity of Storytelling
Fighting for Justice: A Conversation with Harvard Law School Black Alumni Network
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