Shift Akron brings leaders across sectors together to explore the shifts in perspective, direction and tactics that will drive the next decade of change in the city. As leaders recognize how our perceptions influence our community culture, we can open new avenues to create positive change in the city and foster a culture of diversity and inclusion.
Please see the following resources to help further your diversity and inclusion efforts:
Diversity and Inclusion Resources
Akron Urban League
Larry Chadwick, Interim President & CEO
AUL is taking the lead on offering programs that support inclusive leadership.
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and the Racial Equity Institute
Growing Racial Equity in Northeast Ohio: Continued Awareness & Action
City of Akron Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity Center of NE Ohio
Peggy Zone Fisher, President & CEO
Harvard Implicit Bias Study
Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the internet. Follow the link below to take the implicit bias test.
Judi Hill, President
University of Akron Rethinking Race Committee
Greta Lax, ARI-AHEC Center Director
2018 Shift Akron Panel Moderators:
Robert DeJournett, Director, Community Relations & Diversity
Vish Bhatt, Operations Manager, Hematology/Oncology
Akron Children’s Hospital