Tue, September 26, 2023

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM CDT

Millsaps College

1701 N State St | Christian Center, Rm 120
Jackson, MS

Event Duration

6 Hours

$250 (Nonprofit)

Tue, September 26, 2023

DEI: Brave Conversations

A Welcome Table™ session addressing brave workplace conversations on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Focusing on community building, dialogue, and experiential learning about race, equity, and inclusion, this engaging, non-threatening approach uses deep listening, story-sharing, and relationship building as prerequisites to creating more inclusive and equitable communities and work dynamics. The process helps us more deeply investigate the consequences of inherited systems and structural inequities without personal shaming or blaming. Past participants have described it as a valuable, empowering experience.

About the Instructors:
April Grayson is the Community and Capacity-Building Director at the Alluvial Collective. Her oral history project on the integration of the University of Mississippi School of Law and Medical School, in conjunction with Kate Medley, won the Mississippi Historical Society’s Oral History award. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Film from San Francisco Art Institute. Her short films have shown in film festivals, galleries, and museums in the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, and South America.

Jacqueline B. Martin is the Community & Capacity-Building Coordinator at the Alluvial Collective.  She is a civil rights veteran from McComb, MS, and serves as the community liaison for the Civil Rights/Labor History curriculum development project at McComb School District as well as a civil rights tour guide for high school and college students, as well as teachers and other interested citizens.   Jackie has organized many of McComb’s civil rights tours and commemorations, especially those honoring local civil rights veterans. She joined the Alluvial Collective as a Community Building Manager and participates in intergenerational community work in Mississippi.  She has a B.S. in Business Administration from Belhaven University and is a certified training professional through the WLPI at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Jennifer G. Heath is also a Community and Capacity-Building Coordinator at the Alluvial Collective.  She was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta which deeply shaped who she is as a resident of the state of Mississippi, the United States and the world.  Jennifer received her degree in social services from Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi, and had an extended career in the the faith community.  She has a background in early childhood education, spiritual development, and team building. Jennifer is passionate about allowing every person to have their worth and value appreciated and recognized.  As a mother and community member she strives to make the world a better place.

Group Pricing & Discounts:
For questions, or to register multiple participants and receive group discounts, please email us at execed@millsaps.edu.