Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Understanding Our Past & Present...Building Our Future
University of Wisconsin Parkside Conference Center
900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53144
Thank you for your interest in P2F! We developed this conference for professionals and community members to increase their practical knowledge of critically important diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) topics and issues. Through keynote presentations, small group sessions, and panel discussions, P2F participants will:
Learn about the changing demographics of the world we live and work in.
Explore their own biases, values, and culture.
Understand the importance and the basics of strategic and intentional DEI planning.
Engage in discussions about various DEI topics including DEI 101, working through cultural disconnects, and DEI strategic planning.
Bakari was born into an activist family. His father, civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers, instilled core values in him to continue in the tireless commitment to service.
In 2005 Bakari earned a bachelor's degree in African-American Studies from Morehouse College. He continued his education at the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2008 earning a juris doctor. Bakari currently practices law with the Strom Law Firm, LLC in Columbia, SC where he heads the firm’s Strategic Communication and Public Affairs team and has recently added Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consulting to the list of services offered.
Bakari made history in the 2006 South Carolina state legislature as the youngest African American elected official in the nation, at the age of 22. His political career did not stop there, in 2014 he was the Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor in the state of South Carolina. Bakari has also worked for United States Congressman James Clyburn and former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.
The full conference schedule will be available at the conference. Download a printable version of the schedule HERE.
TUESDAY, JULY 26
8:00 am to 5:00
8:00 am - Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45 am - Keynote Presentation
10:00 am - Book Signing, Networking, & Coffee Break
10:45 am - Featured Presentation
12:15 pm - Lunch & Conversation Cafe
1:30 pm - Panel Discussion: Cultural Identity Development
3:00 pm - Small Group Discussion: Cultural Identity Development
4:30 pm - Wrap Up
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
8:00 am to 12:30 pm
8:00 am - Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - Panel Discussion: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) by Design
10:30 am - Small Group Discussion: DEI Strategic Planning
12:00 pm - Wrap Up
Frazier Support Services
Gateway Technical College
Racine County Human Services Department
Racine Community Foundation
The Trussell Family
United Way of Racine County