The event will feature a discussion available at www.elon.edu/live between Hayes-Greene, co-founder and managing director of The Racial Equity Institute, Vice President and Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence Randy Williams and Stephanie Baker, assistant professor of public health studies.
The 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and will feature a discussion with Deena Hayes-Greene, co-founder and managing director of The Racial Equity Institute. The minority-owned institute, based in Greensboro, N.C., focuses on racial equity training and consulting across the United States.
The event will feature a discussion between Hayes-Greene and Vice President and Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence Randy Williams and Assistant Professor of Public Health Studies Stephanie Baker. The discussion begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be streamed at www.elon.edu/live.
Hayes-Greene is a racial equity consultant, trainer and community/institutional organizer whose work focuses on the impacts of race and racism on individuals, systems, institutions and organizations. Her work examines the impact of the broader environmental and social determinants of well-being and opportunity and the power analysis that guides institutions and organizations to dismantle racism.
As a community leader, she has been a member of the Guilford County Board of Education since 2002 and as has served as its chair since 2018. Her advocacy has challenged the school district to investigate the structural causes of the disparate outcomes of African-American students and other students of color as chair of the Achievement Gap Committee, the Historically Underutilized Business Advisory (HUB) Committee and the School Safety/Gang Education Committee. As chair of the HUB Advisory Committee, she illuminated the disparities in school construction and goods and services data and initiated efforts to examine institutional practices and systemic barriers.
Hayes-Greene is also the chair of the board of directors for the International Civil Rights Center and Museum and a judge for the Roddenbury Foundation. She is a member of the N.C. State DMC-RED Subcommittee (Disproportionate Minority Contact – Racial and Ethnic Disparities), Guilford Anti-Racism Alliance and the Ole Asheboro Street Neighborhood Association. She has also served on the Human Relations Committee for the City of Greensboro and the Guilford Gang Commission.
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