Town Hall: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Mar 6 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz
Houston, TX 77004

9 a.m. Continental breakfast and attendee check-in
9:30 a.m. to noon Program
Houston Children's Museum

Led by: Allan G. King, Co-Chair, Class Action Practice Group, Littler Law Firm
Panelists: Dr. Roland B. Smith Jr, Ed.D, MPA, Associate Provost Diversity and Inclusion, Rice University
Michelle Barnes, Co-founder and Executive Director, The Community Artists' Collective
Mark Folkes, Managing Director, Stages Repertory Theatre

Most arts and cultural organizations embrace the notion of diversity, but how can we also address equity and inclusion in the workplace? What are some tactical strategies arts and cultural organizations can do to make progress in this work? What are barriers to implementing new strategies? Join us as we launch the second year of our four-part series, aimed at answering these questions and facilitating change in our community.

In this first session, a panel of local Houston practitioners will discuss and answer questions about how their organization addresses the topic of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and barriers they have encountered through their work.

This program is a collaboration between TAM (Texas Association of Museums), THC (Texas Historical Commission) and the Houston Endowment.