Join Us for a LIVE Zoom panel on September 1, 2021 1:00 EST
$10 tickets include a free Bronze Premium Membership to The Good Men Project.
Tomorrow’s leaders are learning diversity, equity, and inclusion today. Join us as we help build a more open, equal and inclusive world.
About this event
How to Build a Coalition of Allies. Equality Includes You.
Our panel will discuss allyship from a variety of angles, and talk about how allyship works on both an individual level and can be a part of coalition building to accelerate social and cultural change. All panelists have been part of a popular content series on The Good Men Project called “Ask an Ally“, which answers questions about diversity, equity and inclusion through an intersectional framework.
Our panel includes:
Lisa Hickey CEO Good Men Media Inc. Publisher of the Good Men Project
Dale Thomas Vaughn Panel Moderator. Co-Founder of the Better Man Conference. Leader of Strategy and Communications; 6-time best selling Author; Thought Leader in Inclusion & Healthy Masculinity
READ DALE HERE: Is Allyship About Walking on Eggshells?
Stephen Kuusisto. Author of the memoirs Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey; Planet of the Blind (a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”) and Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening and of the poetry collections Only Bread, Only Light; Letters to Borges; and Old Horse, What is to Be Done? He is a frequent speaker in the US and abroad. His website is: www.stephenkuusisto.com
Nicola Graham is an actress, comedian, host, writer, and content creator. Nicola’s passions and creative desires changed dramatically upon the death of George Floyd. Finding new social justice awareness and facing her own racist inactions caused her to reflect on the type of work she wanted to create in the world. She began the series “The Antiracist White Chick” to tell her personal journey of learning how to be antiracist. Nicola is currently writing a comedy pilot to demystify racism for White folk. For more on Nicola and her work, visit NicolaGraham.net
READ NICOLA HERE: Pushback and Doxxing and Trolls, oh My!
David Valdes (he/him) is a Cuban-American playwright and author. He’s written about family, race, and LGBTQ issues for the New York Times, Boston Globe, HuffPo, and many authors. His nonfiction books include Homo Domesticus, A Little Fruitcake, The Rhinestone Sisterhood, and his Young Adult novels include Revengers and the forthcoming Spin Me Right Round (Bloomsbury 2021). He has a weekly column on The Good Men Project: Your Other Dad Says.
READ DAVID HERE: Understanding the Nonbinary: Are You Confusing Gender With Sex?
Join the conversation about how allyship and leadership are inextricably linked in the 21st century .
This panel is part of an ongoing series of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs at The Good Men Project to help corporations and individuals navigate a world that is changing faster than most people can keep up with that change.
Today more than ever, there is a growing need for organizations of all kinds to build a diverse and inclusive culture. It’s both an institutional and individual issue. And most importantly, it is a leadership skill. You cannot be an effective leader in today’s world unless you understand the roots of systemic oppression and why it will benefit everyone to dismantle the current systems. Creating cultural change is a long game. Diversity and inclusion is not a “box-checking” exercise. It requires focus, intentionality, and engagement across a complex set of issues that run through every aspect of our institutions and our individual lives. We are looking to create individual change in the short term, and organizational change over time.
Organizations that lead in diversity and inclusion have substantially higher profitability, productivity, and customer satisfaction and lower employee turn-over.
The Good Men Project offers workshops on D&I, including “Men as More than Allies: A Toolkit for Modern Leadership.” Our program is unique because of the way we integrate the examination of individual bias with an understanding of systemic oppression. We have been holding these conversations as phone calls with an international community for over a decade.
We can help you grow your existing D&I programs and help build the leaders of tomorrow.
More information here:The Good Men Project Diversity & Inclusion Program.
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