Virtual Leader Roundtable
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
4:00pm – 5:00pm ET / 1:00pm – 2:00pm PT
The rising tide of anti-DEIB rhetoric, activism, and litigation is concerning. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling against established equal protection under law not only effectively ended the use of affirmative action in college admissions, but also paved the way for a host of new legal challenges to programs aimed at bolstering diversity. And with the likelihood of new stakeholder pressures and pivotal moments arising as the 2024 U.S. presidential campaign cycle heats up, the stage is set for a challenging period for diversity, equity, and inclusion work more broadly.
This sea change threatens to undermine decades of work to ensure that our schools, workplaces, and institutions are more equitable, and has the potential to change the landscape of DEIB work for decades to come. But within these headwinds is also a meaningful opportunity — a chance for leaders to take stock of and adapt to new challenges, consider valid criticisms, and meet the moment.
Together, we will isolate the most important and solvable challenges, surface our biggest learnings and recommendations, and think aloud in draft mode about what we can do to prepare for the road ahead.
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