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Diversity & Inclusion Summit

Diversity & Inclusion Summit

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Session 2:

Session 3:

 

Nearly 250 years after its founding, America is more diverse than ever before.

Yet significant barriers to justice, equal opportunity and inclusion still exist for many Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ+ and minority Americans.

What will it take for diversity, inclusion, and equity to become more than just buzzwords? How can we address the lack of diversity and create pathways to power at all levels of government? In business, how can we tackle the wealth gap and support minority entrepreneurs? As a society, how can we challenge and remedy long-held biases and bigotry?

At this moment of national reflection, join The Hill for a conversation with changemakers and stakeholders to discuss the active steps that policymakers and citizens should take toward meaningful change.

 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Sessions starting at 11:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT

 

11:00 AM ET – 12:00 PM ET

Session One: A Representative America

11:00 AM

  • Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX), Vice Chair, Democratic Women’s Caucus

11:10 AM

  • Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR), Republican Vice Chair, Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues

11:20 AM

  • Jabari Brisport, Senator-Elect, District 25, NY State Senate

11:30 AM

Sponsor Perspective: Provided by Qualcomm

  • Susie Armstrong, SVP, Engineering, Qualcomm
  • Fadoua Chafik, Senior Engineer, Qualcomm

11:35 AM

  • A’shanti Gholar, Founder/Host, The Brown Girls Guide to Politics

11:50 AM

  • Keith Ellison, Attorney General, State of Minnesota

12:00 PM Session One Concludes

 

1:30 PM ET – 2:30 PM ET

Session Two: Diversity is Good for Business

1:30 PM

  • Carolyn Thurston, Founder & CEO, Wisdom Senior Care
  • Claudia San Pedro, President, SONIC Drive-In

1:45 PM

Sponsor Perspective: Provided by International Franchise Association

  • Daniel Halpern, CEO & Co-Founder, Jackmont Hospitality
  • Earsa Jackson, Partner, Clark Hill PLC; Certified Franchise Executive; Chair, International Franchise Association Foundation’s Diversity Institute

1:50 PM

  • Judith Williams, SVP, Diversity and Inclusion, SAP

2:00 PM

  • Samia Byrd, Chief Race & Equity Officer, Arlington County, VA

2:10 PM

  • Michele Roberts, Executive Director, NBA Players Assoc.
  • Tony Clark, Director, MLB Players Assoc.
  • Terri Carmichael Jackson, Executive Director, WNBA Players Assoc.

2:25 PM Session Two Concludes

 

3:30 PM ET – 4:30 PM ET

Session Three: Building a Culture of Equity

3:30 PM

  • Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM), Vice Chair, Equality Caucus

3:40 PM

  • Rev. William Barber II, Repairers of the Breach

3:50 PM

  • Marc Morial, President & Chief Executive Officer, National Urban League

4:00 PM

  • Thomas W. Mitchell, Professor, Co-Director, Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Lisa Rice, President & Chief Executive Officer, National Fair Housing Alliance

4:15 PM

Sponsor Perspective: Provided by National Association of Realtors

  • Bryan Greene, Director of Fair Housing Policy, National Association of Realtors
  • Charlie Oppler, 2020 President-Elect, National Association of Realtors

4:20 PM

  • Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, Writers and Directors, Antebellum

4:30 PM

  • Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

4:40 PM Session Three Concludes

 

Speakers:

  • Rev. William Barber II, Repairers of the Breach
  • Jabari Brisport, Senator-Elect, District 25, NY State Senate
  • Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, filmmakers, Antebellum
  • Samia Byrd, Chief Race and Equity Officer, Arlington County, VA
  • Terri Carmichael Jackson, Executive Director, WNBA Players Association
  • Tony Clark, Director, MLB Players Association
  • Keith Ellison, Attorney General, State of Minnesota
  • Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX), Vice Chair, Democratic Women’s Caucus
  • Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • A’shanti Gholar, Founder, The Brown Girls Guide to Politics
  • Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR), Republican Vice Chair, Congressional Caucus For Women’s Issues
  • Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM), Vice Chair, Equality Caucus
  • Maria Teresa Kumar, President, Voto Latino
  • Marc Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League
  • Claudia San Pedro, President, SONIC Drive-In
  • Lisa Rice, President & CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance
  • Michele Roberts, Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association
  • Carolyn Thurston, Founder & CEO, Wisdom Senior Care
  • Judith Williams, SVP, Diversity and Inclusion, SAP

 

Sponsor Perspectives:

  • Susie Armstrong, SVP, Engineering, Qualcomm
  • Fadoua Chafik, Senior Engineer, Qualcomm
  • Bryan Greene, Director of Fair Housing Policy, National Association of Realtors
  • Daniel Halpern, CEO & Co-Founder, Jackmont Hospitality
  • Earsa Jackson, Partner, Clark Hill PLC; Certified Franchise Executive; Chair, International Franchise Association’s Diversity Institute
  • Charlie Oppler, 2020 President-Elect, National Association of Realtors

Moderators:

  • Rafael Bernal, Reporter, The Hill
  • Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill
  • Julia Manchester, Political Reporter, The Hill

 

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