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Lunch & Learn: Access, Equity and Inclusion (AEI) Assessment & Planning

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

No cost to participate


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As a nonprofit leader have you ever felt like there are things you need to do in terms of your operations, infrastructure and planning, but you have not had the time or resources to do it? This series is intended to provide an introduction and tools that may support infrastructure planning; access, equity and inclusion assessments and planning; and transition and succession planning. Each session may stand alone, or you may attend all three for access to more tools and practices.

A catered lunch is provided as part of this Lunch & Learn series. As such, the workshop is limited to just 15 individuals.

This month’s topic is Access, Equity and Inclusion (AEI) Assessment & Planning. Our communities are becoming increasingly diverse and our world is becoming more connected due to technology. The ability for leaders within organizations to build connections and authentic relationships across cultures is critical to organizational sustainability. This workshop will provide a high-level overview and tools for conducting an AEI assessment and building the infrastructure to implement recommended strategies.

Presented by Tisidra Jones, J.D. Tisidra is passionate about creating systems that allow more people to thrive. As an artist, lawyer and entrepreneur she works at those intersections to connect with individuals and communities; design and create more holistic programs and policies; and try to expand access to economic opportunities for more people. Tisidra has studied the power of the arts to connect communities. She has also conducted sociological and legal research on systems that divide. Throughout her career, and her in current role as CEO of Strong & Starlike, Consulting, Inc., Tisidra has worked with government entities, nonprofits and businesses to design sustainable programs and policies that can result in more communities having access to what they need to thrive. Tisidra’s work at the intersection of art, law and entrepreneurship has resulted in multiple awards and honors, including the 2017 International Arts and Culture Citizen Award.


This activity takes place at the MRAC offices. For complete details about MRAC’s access services and accommodations, please visit Accessibility at MRAC. If you would like any modifications to aid your participation in this activity, please indicate requests in the registration form (if applicable) or reach out to Scott Artley at scott@mrac.org or 651-523-6384.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
No cost to participate
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Bethany Whitehead


Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
2324 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55114 United States
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