Oklahomans encourage Oklahomans on inclusion

Oklahomans gathered at The Bryant Center in Oklahoma City recently for a discussion on diversity.

The event is part of a continuing Inclusion and Diversity series hosted by consulting firm Schnake Turnbo Frank. Its purpose is to explore a variety of topics related to diversity in the community, the workplace and beyond.

February’s luncheon at 2200 N Bryant featured a panel of guest speakers who were asked questions about their experiences with racism in their fields of expertise and ways in which progress could be made.

The panel included Norman Markland, with Pivot; Linh Sasser, with the NAACP; Lauren Turner and Damion Shade, from OK Policy Institute; and Raven Word, with Native Alliance Against Violence.

Discussion ranged from youth homelessness and incarceration rates among people of color and women, to graduation rates and home violence among Oklahomans. A disproportionate number of minorities and women experience higher rates in these measurements.

Read the entire story on our Inclusion & Diversity Consortium at Newsok.com.