Upcoming DEI Events

Various dates in 2021

Nonprofit New York Learning Lab: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, apply by February 21 , 2021 ($275 for 5-session series)

  • Get strategies and resources to help assess your organization’s current practices
  • Learn ways to shift your organizational policies and practices to reflect a commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Join a network of peers to connect with and learn from


New York Academy of Medicine: Health Inequities and the Making of Race: A Short History, Wednesday, February 24 , 2021, 5-6 pm ET
This talk encourages us to consider how legacies of slavery shaped the creation of medical knowledge and the contours of medical education. Finally, it draws attention to the ways our current expectations about health and health outcomes still depend on outdated ideologies of race.

eLife’s upcoming #ECRWednesday webinar: Promoting inclusion in science. The webinar will take place on February 24, at 4pm GMT and will be dedicated to exploring diversity and inclusion within academic research. The event will provide an opportunity to learn about ways to approach our own biases and those in our environment, so that we can all maintain a nurturing and productive scientific ecosystem.

You can register for the webinar here: 

The Disability & Philanthropy Forum: 2021 Journey to Inclusion Series
March 4 : Learning from Disability-led Organizations
May 13 : Disability Language
July 8 : Disability Participation: Demographic Tracking and Self-identification
October 21 : Disability in the Workplace: Human Resources and Employee Participation

Will include four learning and engagement sessions focused on creating a culture of inclusion in foundations. Each event will start with a 30-minute interview or presentation on the topic. For the second 30 minutes, participants will be placed in facilitated breakout rooms. The final 20 minutes of the meeting will be a large group discussion during which panelists will answer questions that are submitted.  Register here for the series.


Past Events:
Harvard School of Public Health: “A Catalyst for Humanity: Isabel Wilkerson in conversation with Don Lemon”
What are the invisible social strata that define and divide America? How does this unseen ranking underlie racism? And how do caste dynamics systematically lessen the value of Black lives? Join Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson, author of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, and esteemed social scientist David Williams for a conversation about embedded power inequities–and their cost to us all. Moderated by CNN anchor, Don Lemon.

Research America! Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET discussion with Dr. Kafui Dzirasa from Duke University Medical Center. 
Dr. Dzirasa is a renowned physician-scientist and a vocal leader on diversity, equity, and inclusion (you can read a powerful piece he wrote here). He will share his experience pursuing a career in science and detail how we can all contribute to shaping a future in which racial, ethnic, and gender diversity; inclusiveness; and social justice are no longer aspirational but a bedrock of our society.