Davis & Elkins College is hosting two public events marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Focusing on diversity and equality, both presentations will take place Monday in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium.
Authors Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman will present a talk titled “Unpacking Privilege” at 10 a.m.
Jana is the co-founder of TMI Consulting Inc., a diversity and inclusion management consulting firm founded in 2003 and headquartered in Richmond, Va. An international public speaker, she has provided the keynote address for the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Summit, sessions at the Bilbao Urban Innovation Leadership Dialogues in Spain and the Dialogues for Change in several German cities and spoken on the TEDx stage on the “Power of Privilege.”
Freeman is the co-founder and senior executive consultant at TMI Consulting. His passion for racial reconciliation and social justice has led him across the United States and overseas building spiritual and emotional bridges between people in need of better communication and cooperation. He’s a contributing journalist at STYLE Weekly, a Turning Technologies Distinguished Educator and an international public speaker. Freeman has designed, facilitated and lectured at events in the United States, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong and Spain.
Together, Jana and Freeman authored “Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences.” The book includes vivid stories, exercises and activities to help readers reflect on personal experiences and uncover how hidden biases are formed. (more…)