Racially Equitable and Responsive Recovery (from COVID-19)

When: June 16, 2020
Cost: $30 Suggested Donation
Level: Intermediate
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenter: Tawanna Black, Center for Economic Inclusion
SPECIAL MESSAGE: This presentation was originally scheduled as one of our Diversity Insights Breakfasts, which are in-person events designed around networking, a plated breakfast and a professional presentation including participatory table work. We usually charge for these in-person events to help off-set the cost of hosting them. The original ticket price for this event was going to be $45. However, due to COVID-19, the in-person portion of this event – like most all in-person events – has had to be re-imagined. And the show must go on.
The work we do – the space we operate in – does not stop simply because we’re working differently. And we believe this topic is too important to cancel. So we have decided to move this event online, and make the event free. But it still costs time, resources, and money to host the event. So while the event is free, we’re asking anyone who is willing or able to, to make a suggested donation of $30. While the suggested donation is $30, we ask that you give whatever you think this presentation and the mission of The Forum is worth. Whether less than or more than, it’s up to you! Whatever you give is generous. We sincerely and truly appreciate the support.


Building racially inclusive and equitable workplaces has become even more complex as we are now faced with the challenge of responding to the worsening economic and health disparities created by COVID-19 in many communities throughout the country. Employers can and should play an important role in inclusive recovery efforts, but must be equipped with data informed, market responsive solutions that center people of color. Tawanna Black, Founder and CEO of the Center for Economic Inclusion will facilitate this special Diversity Insights Digital Presentation sharing a framework for racially inclusive recovery for employers.

Learning Outcomes
  • Increase understanding between the regional and national racial and economic disparities and employer actions
  • Identify actions employers can take to strength racial inclusion in employment, procurement, and investments to close racial wage and wealth gaps
  • Identify opportunities for building racially inclusive, cross-sector, partnerships to drive meaningful, measurable results

Additional Files
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