Inclusive ICR Regional Coalition Meetings 2024
An Inclusive ICR meeting is a space to host complex, solution-focused discussion among members. The common thread we have as a coalition is the belief that diversity, equity and inclusion should be a top priority for the region, fueling benefit for our current and future workforce. We meet, explore and build on idea with a platform where all voices to be present, heard, and respected.
All meetings are virtual unless otherwise indicated. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the outlook invitation and virtual meeting link.
February 21 – Accessible Arts & Culture
April 17 – NonProfit Impact
June 19 (In-Person) – Young Professionals Panel
August 21 – Immigrant Employees
October 16 (In-Person) – Career Pathways
December 18 – Diverse Suppliers
Ongoing Events >>>
Humanize My Hoodie
The Humanize My Hoodie Movement originated from a demand to end the killing of Black and Indigenous People across the world. Their mission is to debunk stereotypes by designing revolutionary campaigns for Black and Indigenous People of Color to be HUMANIZED, not criminalized. Humanize My Hoodie offers a comprehensive online course on the Humanize My Hoodie Movement’s approach to preventing racist attacks on Black people, Indigenous People, and other People of Color.
Nikeya Diversity Consulting
Nikeya Diversity Consulting, led by Sarika Bhakta, is an Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) diversity consulting firm with a variety of offerings including employer consulting, keynote speaking, and diversity trainings and certifications.
Oather Taylor, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant
Oather Taylor Oather Taylor, III Oather Taylor is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant and Adviser based in Cedar Rapids, IA. In September 2018, Oather retired from Alliant Energy as their Director of Recruitment & Diversity. He has served as President of the Board of Directors for the African American Museum of Iowa, a member of The Board of Trustees for the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and was the first male to serve as a board member of Corridor Women Connect. Oather is the co-founder and former Chair of Inclusive ICR (formerly known as the ERGC).
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One Iowa seeks to improve the lives of LGBTQ Iowans by protecting and advancing equality and inclusiveness through education, improving workplace culture, and increasing access to quality healthcare across our state. The nonprofit organization provides specialized LGBTQ inclusivity training and policy guidance.
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. Project Implicit offers the Implicit Association Test (IAT) which measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The test can be accessed online and has no charge.
Top RANK Talent Solutions
Top RANK is a talent solutions firm focused on making diversity, inclusion, equity, and engagement (DEI&E) ingrained in business operations, thus directly impacting workplace culture. The firm provides professional and executive talent search, hiring and retention assistance, and consulting and training services with a focus on DEI&E and leadership.
The University of Iowa
The University of Iowa offers a variety of diversity, equity, and inclusion resources, training, and events designed for their students, faculty, and the community.
West Wind Education Policy
West Wind Education Policy’s mission is to help state leaders imagine and enact a public K-12 education system that overcomes historic and persistent inequities and engages each and every child in learning. They provide a variety of services to their clients (including private sector employers) including professional development of cultural proficiency and implicit bias, equity audits and policy reviews, and evidence-based programs to diversify your workforce, retain staff of color, and address conflict.