BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Dawn Bennett-Alexander, a celebrated author, facilitator and consultant with more than 30 years of experience in taking diversity from theory to practice, is the first presenter in Equity Now, a new online speaker series on race, gender, and how law and policy can facilitate equality, fairness, and inclusion in organizations.
The Indiana University Kelley School of Business is co-sponsoring the series along with the business schools at the University of Connecticut and Virginia Tech University and the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
Each of the four speakers to be featured in the series are esteemed business lawyers focused on legal and policy issues regarding race, identity, sexual orientation, disability and gender equality in modern organizations.
Bennett-Alexander, associate professor of employment law and legal studies at the University of Georgia, will present the talk, “Law, Race, and Organizations: 2020 and Beyond,” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 26 (Here is a link to register).
The deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and others have highlighted the numerous deleterious effects of racial discrimination. In her talk, Bennett-Alexander will examine powerful social forces tied to race, highlight the current legal environment related to race, and show how individuals, managers and executives can foster a culture free from racial bias and bring that culture forward into the broader society.