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Diversity & Inclusion

  • 13 Feb 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

The Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing are welcome to join us at the Sanderson Community Center for a workshop on February 13, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 PM.

Registration: jobs.utah.gov/usor/dhh/events/northern.html

Diversity. Inclusion. They are more than just words. They are the hard-and-fast principles guiding how to build teams, cultivate leaders and creates space that's a right fit for every person to feel empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to a space.

Join us as we discuss ways to implement strategies that create a culture of belonging:

  • Combat fears and messages about one another and help others to do the same.
  • Communicate in a diverse environment, in an inclusive way.
  • Discuss ways to become more inclusive through diverse perspectives and involvement in community events.
  • Identify appropriate methods of standing up for one another.
  • Learn tips to become leaders for diversity and inclusion.

Presented by: Emma Houston; Diversity & Inclusion Director; Salt Lake County Office of Diversity Affairs

Emma E. Houston works to shift mindsets, practices and systems within the social sector to increase awareness around diversity, inclusion and equity. A longtime community volunteer, Emma was appointed in 2016 as Diversity & Inclusion Director by Mayor Ben McAdams for Salt Lake County's Office of Diversity Affairs. Emma was also appointed by Governor Herbert as the chair of the Utah MLK Commission.

Emma holds a BS in Business Management and a MBA in Business Administration, and is the owner and CEO of Brighter Day Productions, LLC. Emma was recently named one of Utah Business Magazine's 30 Women to Watch for her work with diversity and inclusion.

Location: Sanderson Community Center; 5709 South 1500 West, Taylorsville

Registration: jobs.utah.gov/usor/dhh/events/northern.html

Information: For questions, contact Mary Beth Baierl at mbaierl@utah.gov, 801-657-5205 or Chelle Wyatt at chellegeorge@utah.gov 801-266-4536

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