DEIB Speaker Series

This speaker series provides the opportunity to be in community and learn something new through the DEIBJA lens. The series will bring speakers from outside UC Berkeley as well as colleagues from across campus to share their knowledge and lived experiences. Reach out to Britt McClintock if you have any questions or if you have ideas for future speakers. Feel free to share this information with anyone who might be interested.

Upcoming Speakers

Insights to Belonging

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 Feb. 28, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | add to your bCal | view/print poster

Join us for this conversation with Cultural Strategy Director, Pilar McQuirter (she/her), who will share her observations planning creative experiences for world-renowned brands and marketing agencies. She will unpack the challenges of creating successful work in these environments and how belonging can be the key to creating great work together. In the end, you’ll learn from her approach for connecting with diverse audiences so that you can unlock more connection and belonging in your world.

Dates to come:

  • Wes Chernin- Speech-language Pathologist and Transgender Speaker
  • Padma Vemula - (bIT's very own) Enterprise People Systems Manager

Speaker Archive

From a Hispanic Serving Institution to a Latinx- thriving University: What are the Implications for IT?

flyer for Dec speakerDec. 7, 2022, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | view/print poster | watch Dr. Figueroa's talk on YouTube
In this conversation, Dr. Chantal Figueroa from Colorado College builds on the lessons learned from designing mental health strategies for educational institutions in the United States and behavioral health service providers in Latin America to delineate the implications organizations such as IT have to contribute to a Latinx-Thriving University.