Diversity Awareness Partnership of St. Louis to host Diversity Summit – June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017
St. Louis University – Busch Student Center
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Program Agenda:

7:30-8:30 AM | Registration/Networking Breakfast/Resource Fair

8:30-10:00 AM  | Opening Keynote

Understanding History and Ourselves: The Issues of Unearned Advantages and Disadvantages | Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., Founder of the National SEED Project

10:00-10:15 AM | Networking Break

10:15-11:30 AM | Breakout sessions (Track 1)

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace | Catrina Salama, Diversity Awareness Partnership

Gender Identity and Expression: Language and Concepts | Anna Warbelow, Washington University in St. Louis

Elevating Corporate D&I: Advancing Diversity Work Through a  Millennial Social Justice Lens | Noor Hasan, Allstate 

Candid Conversation with Muslims | Chris Caras, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Mohamad Z. Alhalabi, Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, registered professional engineer
Alaa Kamel, Service Employees International Union, Local 1

Inclusive Leadership: Dialogue and Tools for Understanding Privilege | Kenneth Pruitt, Diversity Awareness Partnership

11:30 AM-12:45 PM | Lunch/Resource Fair

1:00-2:15 PM | Breakout sessions (Track 2)

Creating Culturally Inclusive SchoolsNikki McGruder, Diversity Awareness Partnership

Sharing Best Practices in Corporate Employee Resource Groups (Panel Discussion)

Sarajeni Hammond, Monsanto
Megan St. John, Edward Jones
Mike Eggleston, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Supplier Diversity: Trends and Resources (Panel Discussion)

Lester Woods, MoDot
Valerie Coyazo, Kansas City Power & Light
Stephanie Smith, Washington University in St. Louis
Moderated by Taylor Mason, David Mason & Associates

Black Male Experiences: Telling a Different Story (Panel Discussion)

Steve Hill, FastSigns Owner
Turan Mullins, Maryville University
F. Willis Johnson, Wellspring Church
Robert McNichols, Jr., Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Moderated by Steven Parks, Diversity Awareness Partnership

Listen. Talk. Learn. Dialoguing Across Difference | Catrina Salama, Diversity Awareness Partnership

2:15-2:30 PM | Networking Break

2:30-3:45 PM | Breakout sessions (Track 3)

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace (repeat session) | Kenneth Pruitt, Diversity Awareness Partnership

Building a Multigenerational Workforce | Catrina Salama, Diversity Awareness Partnership

Beyond the Acronym: A Transgender Experience | Sayer Johnson, Metro Trans Umbrella Group

Being an Ally in Racial Equity Work | Amy Hunter, St. Louis Children’s Hospital