Going Beyond Diversity & Inclusion: an Open Forum on Anti-Racism 

August 24 - 28, 2020
2 - 3 pm CT / 3 - 4 pm ET every day

PeopleStrategy and Lighthouse Research have joined forces to bring HR and business leaders an open forum to learn how to start having uncomfortable and difficult conversations about race, systemic racism and bias so you can begin building an actively anti-racist workplace.

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Session Topics

August 24: What do we mean by anti-racism and why does it matter?

August 25: Are your hiring practices really inclusive?

August 26: What are Microagressions and how do we address them?

August 27: Are you providing opportunities for minority development, mentoring and internal mobility?

August 28: How to build an action plan to create an actively anti-racist workplace?

"To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try." --Rosa Parks

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Our Moderators

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George Rogers
Keynote Speaker | Virtual Speaker | Strategic Partner of Culture of Good & 12WKLDR | Bring Your Soul To Work | Be The Change Podcast Host

Ben Eubanks
Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory | Author of A.I for HR | UpstartHR Founder | We're Only Human Podcast Host

Our Panelists

Stephen M. Paskoff, Esq.
Nationally recognized speaker and author on workplace legal issues.
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Jon Walton
Consultant, coach and advisor helping organizations & leaders enable the innovation and creativity of multicultural teams.

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Colonel David R. Holmes
Colonel - Executive Director for the Department of Law Enforcement at Broward County Sheriff's Office.
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Jared Fitzpatrick
Senior Culture & Strategy Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; inclusion and culture speaker and consultant.
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Chaveso Cook
PhD Candidate at Tufts University, non-profit leader and U.S Army Officer whose belief is that he is purpose-built to serve others.
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Anne Tomkinson
Equity, Justice and Anti-Racism coach/trainer/facilitator and founer of #HRWonderWomen podcast.
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Daryl Dixon
Leadership, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Trainer.
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Chuck Privitera, AIF, SHRM-SCP
Senior consultant at Westminister Consulting promoting a culture of fiduciary responsibility, diversity, inclusion and financial wellness.
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Lawrence Henderson, ACC, CPC, ELI-MP
TEDx Red Circle Orator | Development Coach | Culture Advocate | Podcast Host | People Liberator
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As an attendee you can expect to...

  • Participate in an open and honest dialogue with a diverse group of panelists sharing real-life experiences that may make you feel uncomfortable

  • Ask difficult and uncomfortable questions (anonymously, if preferred) through each session - no question is off-limits

  • Learn how to start having conversations about race,  social injustice, inequality, systemic racism, conscious and unconscious bias and more within your company

  • Gain insight from panelists and attendees on tools, best practices and recommendations for building and sustaining an actively anti-racist workplace

  • Walk away with knowledge about how to start developing an action plan to invoke real and meaningful change in your professional and personal life

"Race and racism is a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever hope to move past it, it can't just be on people of color to deal with it. It's up to all of us - Black, white, everyone - no matter how well-meaning we think it might be to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out."

--Michelle Obama