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Workplace Matters: Systemic Racism + Economic Opportunities – Virtual Program

October 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

During this moment of national reckoning around issues of race, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Industry invite you to this joint panel discussion where we’ll examine workplace race, equity and inclusion initiatives in Baltimore. Registration is required; $5 for non-member/free for Reginald F. Lewis Museum or Baltimore Museum of Industry members.

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Panelist Bios

  • For more than 25 years, A. Adar Ayira has been a facilitator and trainer on Racial Equity/ARAO (anti‑racism/anti-oppression) and has created and implemented customized programs, presentations, facilitations, clinics and trainings—as well as provided executive coaching—for nonprofit organizations and executives, foundations, community groups, and individuals in the region.
  • Tchernavia Rocker, Chief of People and Culture at Under Armour, describes herself as a thought-leader, risk-taker, and change-maker.
  • Van Brooks is the Founder and Executive Director of Safe Alternative Foundation for Education.
  • Robert D. Matthews, a Baltimore native, is vice president, Exelon Workforce Development, responsible for the advancement, oversight and strategic direction for the enterprise’s workforce development function; he also serves as chief of staff to Exelon Utilities CEO, Calvin Butler.
  • Moderator Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead, PhD, is a three-time New York Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, as well as the Founding Executive Director of The Emilie Frances Davis Center for Education, Research, and Culture, and a K-12 Master Teacher in African American History. She teaches communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland.


October 28, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm