Thursday, November 14

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Bamboozled – The False Promise of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Location: Williford C (3rd Floor)

Enormous sums of money are spent on diversity and inclusion initiatives. So why do we see such little return? Why do most initiatives operate as a defensive mandate for organizations rather than as tool for genuine transformation? And why do most efforts center on assimilation to white norms?

This workshop is designed to emphasize what many people of color know through experience: the pervading model of diversity and inclusion is superficial – and fundamentally flawed. Let’s roll up our sleeves and work together to evolve it.

Decolonize Design
Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness
East Oakland Youth Development Center