Understanding the Roots of Racism: Career Building

Date and Time:April 21st - 5:00pm-6:15pm


Virtual event


Nearly 60 years have passed since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal for employers to racially discriminate in the workplace. However, data clearly shows how racism continues to impact the career development and advancement for Black Americans in today’s workforce. Join our panel of community leaders to discuss the intersections of personal and cultural identities with professional growth and career opportunities. Together we will find out how Central Indiana employers are promoting real advances in diversity, equity and inclusion and address who carries the primary responsibility for making these changes.

Camille Blunt – Director of Public Affairs, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Rev. Rodney Francis – Chief Programs Officer, EmployIndy
Dr. Sean Huddleston – President, Martin University
Dr. Leon Jackson – Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, Byrum School of Business at Marian University
Carolyn Mosby – President and CEO, Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council
Doneisha Posey – Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Belonging, Ivy Tech
Moderator: Sam Odle – Senior Policy Advisor, Bose Public Affairs Group Board of Directors, United Way of Central Indiana