Kent District Library is pleased to present the Next Nexus: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit, an important event that will offer valuable discussion and insights on equity, diversity and inclusion. The summit will take place from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Thursday, May 2 at the Kent District Library Service and Meeting Center, 814 West River Center Dr. NE in Comstock Park.
Directors, human resources professionals and all managers are invited to attend and learn best practices and practical tactics for making their organization, library or business as equitable, diverse and inclusive as possible.
The cost is $25 per person and includes morning refreshments, lunch and a 100+ page workbook. For those who cannot attend in person, this event will be streamed online with a $5 registration. Registration takes place at kdl.org/nextnexus_edi.
Marcellus Turner, executive director and chief librarian at the Seattle Public Library, will present “Equity Design at the Seattle Public Library or Building equity into the DNA of Your Organization.” Other presenters and panelists include Michelle Boisvenue-Fox, director of programming, outreach and collection services for Kent District Library, Sara Proano, community engagement manager for Kent District Library, Graci Harkema, diversity and inclusion director for Founders Brewing, and B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, PhD, chief equity and inclusion officer for Grand Rapids Community College.
“This is a great opportunity to network, learn and share,” said Lance Werner, executive director for Kent District Library. “Our goal is for guests to leave with ideas and resources they can put into practice.”