“Black History & Black Lives Matter” at LWV meeting
February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm MST
By Carolyn Classen, blogger
DEI Launch Meeting
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
“Black History & Black Lives Matter”
Keynote Speaker: Reverend Dr. Bernadine Lucille Lewis,
Director of Undergraduate Programs,
The W. A. Franke College of Business
Thursday, February 4, 2021
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM
“Director for Undergraduate Programs at the W. A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University, Bernadine Lewis’ professional experience also includes over 20 years in higher education and entrepreneur-ship as a visual and wearable arts, high-end costume, and fine jewelry retailer. Dr. Lewis is passionate about her work with business students, including a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion programming for the College, other University departments, and the Flagstaff community. Her academic background includes a Doctorate in Divinity, psychology and business undergraduate degrees, and an MBA. As Keynote Speaker for the LWVNA’s DEI Committee launch, Dr. Lewis will: provide a narrative on the enslaved, present Black history information through the present day, offer background about the topic of Black Lives Matter, and moderate the meeting’s closure by asking attendees to consider the world as it is, and the world attendees would like to see. What needs to happen to make change? What are we all willing to do to make change?
To kickoff the LWVNA DEI Committee’s launch, the meeting will commence with an attendee icebreaker, and include a brief on available LWV DEI resources, which can further guide and enable these critical dialogues.
The League of Women Voters is a national, non-partisan organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates for elective offices. For more information about the League of Women Voters programs, please visit www.lwvverdevalley.com.
SPECIAL LAUNCH Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee