1. Arkansas Arts Council Hosts Learning Series: On Race, Diversity and Inclusion Featuring NPR’s Chief Diversity Officer, Keith Woods
GetSmART! Learning Series: On Race, Diversity and Inclusivity – Writer, coach and news leader Keith Woods will talk about the power voice can have in changing, challenging and uplifting communities.
This free, virtual workshop will be Tuesday, May 10, 6-7 p.m.
2. UCA Hosts Its Centering Equity Conference Pre-Conference Virtual Event – “Disrupting the Patterns of Narrative Deception” featuring Rev. Dr. Denise Donnell, JusTalk Consulting
The world we live in operates under a series of false narratives perpetuated by systems grounded in racism. These false narratives promote messages that suggest a person is successful and worthy when they meet specific criteria or achieve a milestone in pursuing the American Dream. Yet our narratives should tell an authentic story of who we are and how we experience the world. But what happens when those narratives are distorted or, even worse, the narratives are deceptive?
3. UCA Hosts Its Centering Equity Conference Virtual Event – “Centering Equity Through Allyships” featuring Keynote Speaker Jerrod Benjamin, President & CEO of LeadFirm
The Centering Equity Conference will influence thinking and engage participants in individual and collective action for social change. To ‘center equity’ means to focus on and create a point of action whereby fairness and justice are explicitly implemented in your personal and professional life and within your organizational structure.