In response to the questions of what it really means to “break down diversity and inclusion, ”Dr. Vanessa Allen, President and CEO, Urban League of NWI recently said the following:
“Here at the Urban League, we continue to focus on core issues that affect the Region’s communities. Access to high-quality education and jobs are at the top of the list, along with breaking down the barriers of exclusion through diversity and inclusion.”
The Urban League’s response to the politics of exclusion is the Urban League’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Symposium that will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Purdue University Northwest in Hammond. Workshops will be presented that encourage inclusive thinking and training opportunities. The Urban League’s role is to plant the seeds of change among Lake, Porter, and LaPorte area stakeholders by providing knowledge and exposure that confront the realities of racism, privilege and strategies to overcome these barriers.
Visit the website for more information: www.ulofnwi.org or call 219-887-9621 to register.