DEI Summit

Summit schedule

4:30 p.m. Welcome

5:00 p.m. Keynote Address and Q&A

  • Tamara Winfrey-Harris, Author and Vice President of Community Leadership & Effective Philanthropy at the Central Indiana Community Foundation
  • Aubrei Hayes, Moderator and O’Neill student

6:00-7:00 p.m. Virtual Social Hour with DJ Draft Pick

Please note that all sessions and speakers are subject to change. There will be time for a Q&A at the end of each of the five sessions.

12:30-12:45 p.m. Welcome and Kick-off

  • Malissa Sanon, Assistant Director of Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • April Grudi, Director of the Master of Science in Healthcare Management Program and Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Elizabeth Cornejo, O’Neill student

12:45-1:20 p.m. Session 1 – Health Policy and Practice

Disproportionate Health and Economic Effects of COVID


  • Kosali Simon, Herman B Wells Endowed Professor and Associate Vice Provost for Health Sciences
  • Candace Miller, Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity

1:20-1:30 p.m. Break

1:30-2:30 p.m. Session 2 – Arts, Culture, and Libraries

Making Strategic Plans to Enhance DEI Practices in Arts Organizations


  • Mengtong Guan, MAAA’14, Executive and Creative Director, Ping Pong Productions
  • Theresa Yvonne, CEO and Co-Founder, Rhizome Arts Consulting

Facing Change: Race Equity Culture on Museum Boards

  • Levon Williams, MAAA’19, Facing Change Senior Diversity Fellow, American Alliance of Museums

Liberty and Justice for All: Social Justice and Library Resources

2:30-2:40 p.m. Break

2:40-3:40 p.m. Session 3 – Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurship

Is My Nonprofit Racist? Nonprofit Organizations and White Supremacy Culture

We Have the Power: Creating Sustainable Change as a Student

  • Jackson Bell, O’Neill student

Making 2020 More Than a Moment: Shifting to an Equitable and Just Philanthropic Giving for BIPOC Nonprofit Organizations

3:40-3:50 p.m. Break

3:50-4:30 p.m. Session 4 – Public Policy

Disparities in Homelessness: Implications for Indianapolis


  • Kelsie Stringham-Marquis, Research Coordinator, IU Public Policy Institute; O'Neill student
  • Jacob Purcell, Research Assistant, IU Public Policy Institute; IUPUI School of Liberal Arts student

CANCELLED Understanding the Past to Develop a Future for Equity-based Food Policy Metrics in Indiana's Food System


4:30-4:45 p.m. Break

4:45-5:45 p.m. Session 5 – Public Safety and Criminal and Restorative Justice

Officer Involved Shootings and their Consequences in Indianapolis


  • Beca Stockman, Research Assistant, IU Public Policy Institute; O'Neill student
  • Katie Waggoner, Research Assistant, IU Public Policy Institute; O'Neill student
  • Madison Wilson, O’Neill & Purdue School of Science Indianapolis student
  • Mary Hampo, Research Assistant, IU Public Policy Institute; O'Neill student

Power and Promise: Promoting Healing through the Centering of Systems-impacted Youth

Community-Based Participatory Research on Safety and Thriving

5:45-6:15 p.m. Closing and Presentation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards

O’Neill School Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund

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Keynote Speaker Tamara Winfrey-Harris

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Tamara Winfrey-Harris is the vice-president of community leadership and effective philanthropy at the Central Indiana Community Foundation and an author who specializes in the ever-evolving space where current events, politics and pop culture intersect with race and gender. She's written two books including Dear Black Girl: Letters from your Sisters on Stepping into Your Power and The Sisters are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America. Her work has been published in media outlets including The New York TimesThe AtlanticCosmopolitan, New York Magazine, and The Los Angeles Times. 

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