Anti-Racism in Business

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Sustaining the Momentum of Anti-Racism in Business

The ‘Sustaining the Momentum of Anti-Racism in Business’ symposium is brought to you by students from UNC-Chapel Hill and NCCU Schools of Businesses for a singular purpose, to address issues surrounding inequities within corporate systems and to assess the role we play in being conduits for change.   Amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic, the country experienced several months of social unrest in 2020.  Within these months young people from across the globe rose in solidarity to march and protest in hopes to bring attention to systemic issues that continue to sully the lives of black and brown people.  The march and protests were ignited by the killing of black citizens by the hands of police officers, from which subsequent demonstrations ensued and controversial historical symbols that adorned our capitals were torn down.  Companies were also made to adjust offensive brand names and imagery to demonstrate their sensitivity to the narrative that had for decades illustrated African Americans in offensive and oppressive ways. 


It is time to take a stand, have hard conversations and recognize the role we play in speaking truth to power.  As we prepare for entry into an evolving landscape it is important that we are given the skills needed to address race and racial issues in a productive and progressive way.


From a special keynote and fireside chat, to panel discussion with executives, breakout sessions and Q&A sessions, we hope to create long-term strategies to withstand any potential regression as time marches on.

Students attending this event will leave it understanding how issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion show up in various environments.  They will understand how best to handle situations that come up in ways that both articulate their commitment to just practices and influence equitable policies.  Participants will leave this experience with a broader awareness of their role in combating racism in the workplace and beyond.

April 9, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration Information

 

Kenan-Flagler Business School

UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a broad range of programs in a collaborative culture rooted in core values that date back to its founding in 1919. Graduates are renowned as effective, principled leaders with the technical knowledge and leadership skills to deliver results in the global business environment.

https://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/

 

NC Central School of Business

North Carolina Central University School of Business delivers high-impact undergraduate and graduate business education programs through innovative teaching, relevant scholarship, and academic service learning.

https://www.nccu.edu/business

 

KENAN SCHOLARS

Providing a world-class, transformative scholarship experience for exceptional students who are committed to learning and working at the intersection of business, academia, policy, government and the nonprofit sector at home or abroad.

https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/kenan-scholars

 

Minority Student Business Alliance

The Minority Business Student Alliance creates professional opportunities that enable students to actualize their potential. We seek to empower, educate, and elevate underrepresented minorities by providing professional development and networking opportunities with various corporate firms. Although based in UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, MBSA is open to all business-minded undergraduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill.

https://www.nccu.edu/business