The racial demographics of the U.S. are dramatically changing. This brings unique challenges and oppportunties. To sustain a vibrant region it is critical that all people have the opportunity to achieve their full potential and unleash maximum creativity and productivity. Research shows that a key factor preventing us from achieving true equity is unintentional bias; unconscious attitudes and stereotypes that shape our understanding of ourselves and others. The Diversity Alliance Summit on Race & Inclusion examines the effects of racial disparities and strategies for their elimination at a day-long confierence involving hundreds of participants from across the state of Michigan. This year, they are bringing 10 nationally and internationally recognized leaders to share the latest research on unintentional bias. Joint Center Vice President and Director, Dr. Brian Smedley, will be a presenter on a panel entitled, "The Role of White Partners in the Racial Equity Movement."
Host: The Diversity Alliance
Location: 277 College Ave., Holland, MI 49423
Date and Time: 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM, Wednesday, May 21, 2014