CHATTANOOGA, TN — The American Diversity Report (ADR), an award-winning digital multimedia platform, today announced an interactive virtual town hall featuring a distinguished panel of experts to discuss the future of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in education and employment amid COVID-19. Further information about the event, which will include audience participation, is available online via Eventbrite.
“We recognize that the coronavirus pandemic requires a new perspective and innovative approach to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion, especially considering that people of color have been disproportionately affected with higher rates of infection and death” said Deborah Levine, ADR’s founder and editor in chief. She is also an award-winning author of 15 books.
The town hall will be moderated by Levine and Dr. Carlos E. Cortés, the Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Riverside. The panel is comprised of the following members of the ADR Advisory Board:
“The panel presentation will address strategies for employers and academia to leverage DEI during these challenging times, along with related topics of interest. It’s clear that dynamic and creative planning is needed now more than ever to positively shape the future,” noted Levine, who is also a columnist for the Times Free Press newspaper of Chattanooga and was named by Forbes magazine as a “Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazer”.
In July 2020, ADR launched a national outreach campaign to raise public awareness and enhance understanding of DEI and cross cultural competence, along with counteracting hate speech and hate groups. Those interested in supporting the initiative – including corporate America, academia, philanthropists, advocacy groups and individuals – can find more information online at Boost American Diversity Report Campaign.
NOTE TO MEDIA: This event is open to journalists. Please contact David B. Grinberg via email at GrinbergGlobalPR@gmail.com for additional information and/or interview requests.