Panel Discussion

Confronting Racism and Injustice in the “New Normal” Corporate World

May 21, 2021 5:00 PM CEST GET TICKETS

Racial disparities and injustice remain prevalent in workplaces across the world. Widespread protests filled the streets in many countries after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police last May. As the murders of Floyd, Rayshard Brooks and too many others have made painfully obvious, Black people to this day experience racism and injustice in different settings, including the corporate one.

Facing injustice at work is difficult for just about anyone, especially when it comes to issues that in some way implicate those above us. Employees can well fear to suffer career, social, psychological, or other kinds of harm for speaking up.

So how can we confront systemic racism and injustice in the workplace? And what can be done to be a good ally and recognize your own privilege?

The speakers in this panel will discuss the following topics:

Amber Hikes Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at ACLU
Ericka Jones Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leader
Odessa Jenkins President of Emtrain
Janine Yancey Founder & CEO of Emtrain