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Friday, April 16 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
online webinar
Free but registration is required.
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Dr. Sebnem Ozkan, Associate Director, Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC)

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Student Views on Inclusion in the Global Workplace - A "Race Beyond Borders" Event

Roundtable Discussion: "Student Views on Inclusion in the Global Workplace"

Friday, April 16 | 12:00-1:00 pm

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Free and open to public

With Atlanta’s growth as a global business hub, corporate initiatives on diversity, equity and social justice are intersecting in new ways with their mandate to cultivate a culturally competent workforce.

A new sense of urgency seems to have gripped the business community with the racial reckoning after George Floyd’s death and the inequities spotlighted by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

As one of the most concentrated higher education hubs in the U.S., Atlanta is graduating thousands of increasingly diverse future workers who demand bold action on these crucial issues. And with a worker shortage already taking hold in some sectors, how well companies can meet students’ demands for meaningful social action in their workplace will become a competitiveness issue.

Are companies ready for this new recruitment reality? Are students empowered to make their voices heard? Or does a diversity divide persist?

Join us for a lively, honest conversation with Atlanta-area students, educators, and advocates. 

Speakers

  • Fana Ruth HaileSelassiePresident, Student Government Association; International Studies major & graduating senior, Spelman College
  • Amy HenryExecutive Director of International Education, Georgia Tech
  • Nneka Jones, Political Science & Business Management major and junior; Posse Foundation Scholar; Student Associate Member of the Board of Trustees; and the Public Relations Chair of IGNITE chapter, Agnes Scott College
  • Mark LannamanBroadcast Journalism major & graduating senior, Georgia State University (GSU); Fellow, “Every Learner Everywhere”; Associate Producer for “Crucial Conversations”; “African American Male Initiative” at GSU
  • Peter RobertsProfessor of Organization & Management; Academic Director of Specialty Coffee Programs at the Roberto C. Goizueta Business & Society Institute, Emory University
  • Taos WynnSocial Advocate, Author, Speaker
  • Moderator: Trevor Williams, Managing Editor, Global Atlanta

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