Date(s) - 11/19/2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2020 has been a year of global reckoning, especially in the realm of racial equality. This has many companies focused on diversity and upping their hiring from the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. While this may be a noble and just quest, diversity is only half of the D&I picture.
Join us and learn tips and tools you need to further your organization’s DEI journey with an emphasis on inclusivity.
On November 19th, Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) will host a free Nonprofit Roundtable session featuring Rochelle Levy-Christopher, Khori Anderson, and Frantz Paillant of The B.L.A.C. Project.
Creating a culture where people are respected and appreciated requires another level of effort that may not be getting the investment it needs. The challenge is in having a culture where all employees feel included. It’s a major investment to bring talent into your organization, so why bring them in if they’re not happy when they get here? You’ve got to get the inclusion part right. The workshop will review how to get both the diversity and inclusion on par with each other.
This session is ideal for managers and leaders who want to promote and lead an increasingly diverse workforce and client base, and promote an inclusive environment; diversity and inclusion leaders; and learning and development professionals. Join us on Thursday, November 19 to participate in this workshop.
About Our Presenters:
Rochelle: Rochelle Levy-Christopher is the founder of The B.L.A.C. Project. A first-generation American born and raised in Harlem, NY; Rochelle has an intersectional background in visual and performance art, activism, and cultural enterprise. Rochelle’s career has been aimed at assisting Black creatives, entrepreneurs, and business owners launch and enhance their brands. In doing so, Rochelle realized the deeper issue of systemic racism, literacy, lack of formal education, and personal efficacy within the Black community. This prompted her to found The B.L.A.C. Project to be the culmination of all she held dear while promoting positive change in the Black community.
Khori: Khori Anderson is a Black queer activist, actor, and part-time academic. An eclectic background in international relations, government and politics, sustainable community development and outreach, climate change activism, cultural enterprise, and theatre arts; with an interested focus on LGBTQIA+ & immigrant rights, intersectionality, and communities of colour, has positioned him as founding partner, Senior Program Director and LGBTQIA+ Allyship Director of The Black Literacy and Arts Collaborative (B.L.A.C.) Project, Inc. Khori is a first generation immigrant born and raised in Jamaica.
Frantz: Frantz Paillant was born and raised in Boston, MA to Haitian parents, is the eldest of four, and has lived in the area of Hyde Park/Mattapan for most of his life. Frantz attended Cathedral High School and after graduation, went on to attend Wentworth Institute of Technology for his undergrad degree, followed by Cambridge College for his Masters in Guidance Counseling. Currently Frantz is starting the journey towards a Doctorate degree in psychology of counseling. Mr. Paillant serves his community in the field of education as a school counselor and a part-time mentor. He is passionate about the field of education and and loves working with organizations which strive to increase the presence of educators of color in districts across the commonwealth and the nation. Frantz hopes that his passion can be a reflection of the amazing work that the BIPOC community is doing everyday.
Please apply using the link below by November 17th. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance within two days of their application.